SNAP's next orientation is Wednesday, November 30 at 9:30am to 12:00pm. RSVP by Tuesday, November 22 to reserve your seat. Click here to view the latest flyer or complete this Inquiry Form to join the SNAP email list.
What documents do I need for the SNAP Program and Orientation?
Gateway is mandated to verify SNAP client eligibility. In order to participate in our orientation students must provide us with:
Proof of SNAP benefits (client ID and budget sheet)
Social Security Number
If you do not have a current budget sheet or verifying letter, it is highly recommended that you log onto the DSS website, www.connect.ct.gov, and create an account. This account will help you obtain information about your benefits
What is SNAP E&T (Employment + Training?)
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) formerly known as food stamps is a nutrition program that helps low income individuals and families buy food and stay healthy.
SNAP Employment and Training prepares SNAP clients for employment by offering vocational training, career activities, case management, and support services.
How does the SNAP E&T Program work?
SNAP uses a holistic approach to help students succeed in our programs. We provide counseling, vocational training, and employment activities in order to increase the opportunity students have of finding employment.
Vocational Training: The SNAP program offers noncredit short term training and educational programs to prepare students for entry level jobs within many different industries.
Counseling Services: Provide students with case management and support services to help students be successful in their program of study.
Am I eligible for the SNAP Program?
To be eligible for the SNAP Program:
You must be receiving SNAP benefits.
Students receiving TANF (cash assistance) are not eligible for SNAP training.
You must have a GED or high school diploma.
You must be U.S. citizen.
Non-citizens are eligible with appropriate documentation.
SNAP clients cannot participate in training programs in which they cannot be employed by law.
Students that have a “HOLD” within the college system will not be allowed to register for SNAP Training. ***HOLD: A hold is when the college does not allow you to register for classes because you either: owe money, do not have immunizations up to date, or have documentations missing in the system.
Ada Rivera, SNAP COORDINATOR, firstname.lastname@example.org