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Are you a SNAP recipient interested in learning more about participating in SNAP E&T?

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SNAP Employment & Training (SNAP E&T) providers are responsible for delivering services directly to participants. Services vary by provider but generally include an employability assessment, employment plan and training and support services. SNAP E&T is guided by a 5-year strategic plan that includes an overview of the program's vision, mission, values and goals.


Minnesota envisions a SNAP E&T program where Minnesotans with low incomes have clear pathways in developing marketable and in-demand skills, leading to career advancement and self-sufficiency.


Through strong partnerships, our mission is to help Minnesotans fully utilize their SNAP benefits, gain the essential skills needed for gainful employment and successfully transition off public assistance. 

Strategic Collaboration

Collaboration between state agencies, counties, tribes and providers can produce the best services. All partners will have a role in supporting the priority strategies identified in this strategic plan. 


Minnesota’s SNAP program serves a disproportionate number of black and indigenous people of color, women, and people with a disability. Minnesota is committed to equity in the SNAP E&T program through service delivery, outcomes, data collection and strategic goal setting.


  1. Increase active participation in the SNAP E&T program.
  2. Increase non-federal funding sources that are well matched to SNAP E&T reimbursement.
  3. Ensure that SNAP recipients are connected to “best fit” workforce services
  4. Improve services through data-driven improvements and inclusion of SNAP recipients in program design.

How to become a SNAP E&T provider

Minnesota’s SNAP E&T program offers multiple contracting options. Providers can contract through Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS), the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), or possibly through a county or Tribal Nation. 

In the third-party reimbursement model, a provider puts forth the cost of program operations, including assessment, case management, SNAP E&T activities and support services. DHS then reimburses the provider at 50 percent of allowable expenditures.

Providers are responsible for tracking costs, maintaining records, and invoicing according to federal and state regulations. Interested providers should review the Prospective Provider Packet (PDF) and Contracting Paths (PDF) to learn more about becoming a SNAP Employment and Training provider.

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