SNAP Employment & Training (E & T) Program

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.

The SNAP Employment and Training program is a job readiness program that prepares clients for employment by offering vocational training, career activities, and support services.

 

How am I eligible for the SNAP E&T Program?

To be eligible for the SNAP E&T Program:

  • Students must be receiving SNAP benefits.

  • Students must have a GED or high school diploma.

  • Students receiving TANF (cash assistance) are not eligible for the SNAP Employment and Training program.

  • Students must be U.S. citizens. Non-citizens are eligible with appropriate documentation.

  • SNAP participants cannot select training programs in which they cannot be employed. Participants must be able to perform the duties of the training program they are selecting.

  • Students that have a HOLD*** within the college system will not be allowed to register for the SNAP program until the financial obligations are met with the college. If you have questions about a financial hold contact the Bursars office

***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.

 

How do I register for the SNAP E&T classes?

  • Students interested in the SNAP E&T program must attend an orientation, which occurs in the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Semesters  Orientation Dates
Fall Semester Orientations start after the 4th of July
Spring Semester  Orientations start after Thanksgiving
Summer Semester  Orientations start in April

 

  • If you have missed our orientation dates, please click on the Inquiry form so we can add your contact information to our distribution list for future orientation sessions.

  • All students must attend an orientation, take an assessment, and meet with the SNAP Coordinator to determine program placement.

Registering for a SNAP Orientation:

To register for a SNAP orientation students must submit the following documentation to room N104 during the active recruitment period. Please contact our office at 203.285.2426 for current recruitment dates.

  • Picture ID

  • Proof of SNAP Benefits (DSS card and a recent budget sheet) if you do not have a recent budget sheet log into the DSS website: www.connect.ct.gov create an account and obtain benefit information.

  • Social security card

In order to protect your personal information faxed and emailed information will not be accepted.

 

Programs offered through the SNAP Employment and Training Program:

* There are pre-requisites for these courses.

Contact:

Ada Rivera
SNAP COORDINATOR
arivera1@gatewayct.edu

 

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