Community Action and SNAP E&T:

A Flexible Approach to CAA Involvement

Key SNAP E&T terms 

: Community Action Agency

CBO: Community-based organization, including CAAs

Federal Fiscal Year: The federal fiscal year runs from October 1 through September 30.

SNAP: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

SNAP E&T Grant Recipients: State offices that receive SNAP E&T funding and coordinate the program

SNAP E&T Participant: Individual who participates in SNAP E&T programs

SNAP Participant: Individual recipients of SNAP benefits

SNAP Work Registrant: Individual who is subject to SNAP’s general work requirements

TANF: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, a federal program that provides block grants to states to provide cash assistance to low-income families

Third-party partner: A partner in the SNAP E&T program that works with a state to provide SNAP E&T programs and services to SNAP E&T participants

USDA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, the federal agency that administers the SNAP and SNAP E&T programs

USDA FNS: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, the federal agency office that administers SNAP and SNAP E&T 

WIOA: Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act of 2014, federal legislation to address workforce issues including employment access and job education and training

 SNAP E&T is FLEXIBLE. Use this resource to analyze your CAA’s readiness to engage with your state on SNAP E&T.

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