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As of Oct. 1, 2008, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the new name for the federal Food Stamp Program. The new name reflects the changes we’ve made to meet the needs of our clients, including a focus on nutrition and an increase in benefit amounts.  SNAP is the federal name for the program. State programs may have different names.

This page is for State and county personnel who work with SNAP applicants to help them find work.

The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 added separate work rules and restrictions for able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs). Basic work rules are covered in 7 CFR 273.7.  The ABAWD rules are covered in 7 CFR-273.24.  Both sections of the rules can be found by visiting our rules page.

Policy on ABAWDS can be found on the ABAWDs page.

Zero benefit households and Employment and Training Services
Employment and Training Education Components – Allowable Costs and Federal Reimbursement  (March 18, 2010)
SNAP - Funding Education Components in the Employment and Training Program (May 27, 2009)
Clarifications of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 - Employment and Training - Questions and Answers #7    (May 21, 2009)
Employment and Training Questions FY 2009  (Apr. 8, 2009)

Farm Bill 2008 Q&As: Employment & Training

Implementing a Mini–Simplified Food Stamp Program to Replace Food Stamp Work Requirements with TANF Work Requirements   (Aug. 25, 2006)
  -- Q&As on Implementing a Mini–Simplified Food Stamp Program
-- Notification template
Final Rule:  Employment and Training Provisions of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act  (Jun. 09, 2006)
Employment & Training Program Handbook: Preparing State Employment and Training Plans
E&T Program Activity Report form, Form FNS-583
Q&A Package on E&T Financial Policy

Last modified: 01/08/2013