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SNAP Employment and Training (SNAP E&T)
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training initiative offers SNAP recipients in Louisiana the opportunity to gain skills, training and work experience. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service, and its goal is to help participants secure regular employment and achieve economic self-sufficiency.
The program is provided at no cost to SNAP recipients who participate. Under the SNAP E&T program, providers are eligible for federal reimbursement for SNAP-recipient expenses related to transportation, dependent care and supportive services, such as clothing, uniforms, equipment, emergency temporary housing assistance, books, supplies and tools.
The amount and percentage of reimbursements vary based on the program and the types of expenditures.
|Current providers include:
|AimHigh Education is a statewide volunteer online educational program that provides web-based vocational and apprenticeship training in HVAC, Medical Coding & Billing, and Solar Industry to individuals age 18 and older.
|Ben D. Johnson (BDJ)
|The BDJ Center is a volunteer program that provides a 16-week training in Foodservice and Hospitability Certification to individuals ages 17 to 24 who reside in Natchitoches Parish. The training covers all aspects of food service positions, and they earn a ServSafe certification. BDJ Center connects participants to resources to remove barriers to employment which may include obtaining their High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) and general construction, plumbing and electrical which run from 6 to 18 months
|Café Hope is a volunteer program serving self-initiated youth ages 16 -24 who reside in the Greater New Orleans area. Café Hope offers a 12-week internship culinary program in a public restaurant and a 4-week internship training in barista skills and management duties and responsibilities. Participants can receive a nationally recognized certification in ServSafe for food handling.
|A volunteer program serving self-initiated youth ages 16-24 who reside in the Greater New Orleans area. Café Reconcile combines hands-on food service training with classroom instruction, individual case management, job placement services, and follow-up support to develop a participant’s ability to become independent, self-sufficient, and successfully employed.
|Calcasieu Parish Police Jury
|A volunteer program that offers services that include job search training, job readiness training, job retention, and educational programs such as adult basic education, HiSET, and vocational training to self-initiated participants of all ages who reside in Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis Parish, or Vernon.
|Center for Employment Opportunities is a volunteer program that provides job readiness, training services such as maintenance and litter abatement services, and follow-up services to formerly incarcerated adults 18 and older who reside in Orleans, Jefferson, and St. Tammany Parish.
|Covenant House is a volunteer program and the only 24/7 Emergency Crisis Center for at-risk youth, serving homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth ages 16-24. Covenant House Employment and Training (CHET) program is a job readiness/training program for residents of Covenant House that reside in the Greater New Orleans area. CHET programs include employment readiness, search, and placement program, education referrals for HiSET, on-site job training in culinary, maintenance, housekeeping, landscaping through the White Dove landscaping department, employment referrals, and follow-up support to develop a participant’s ability to become independent, self-sufficient, and successfully employed.
|Family Promise of St. Tammany
|Family Promise of St. Tammany is a volunteer program for homeless families who reside in St. Tammany and Tangipahoa Parish. Family Promise provides the following employment and training services: intake and assessment, job search training, case management, transportation assistance, financial assistance, direct service referrals, referrals for training, financial literacy training, and educational and vocational training referrals.
|Goodwill Industries Southeast La
|Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana dba Goodwill Technical College is a volunteer program that provides wrap-around supportive services, intense case management, job readiness preparation, technical skills training, job placement services, and follow-up support to individuals 18 and older who reside in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, St. Charles, St. John, and Calcasieu Parish. The College offers START (Skills, Tasks, and Results Training), Medical Billing and Coding, and Medical Office Administrative Assistance. All programs are 36 weeks in duration.
|A volunteer program that offers services that include education, training, and coaching to self-initiated participants ages 18 and older who reside in Ascension, Assumption, Avoyelles, Bossier, Caddo, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Lafayette, Livingston, Natchitoches, Pointe Coupee, Rapides, Red River, Saint Helena, Saint Landry, Webster, West Feliciana, and West Baton Rouge Parish. Hope Ministries – The Way to Work program includes Going Beyond 16 installments of classroom training, one-on-one coaching, referrals to other community resources, and follow-up support to develop a participant’s ability to become independent, self-sufficient, and successfully employed. Participants can be referred for other training programs and receive recognized certifications such as Flagger, TWIC Card, Paining School, SafeServ, Bar Card, HiSET, Computer Literacy, OSHA 30, HVAC, Facilities Maintenance and Repair, etc.
|Institute for Human Development (IHD)
|IHD is a volunteer program for individuals of all ages who reside in East Baton Rouge and Livingston Parish with nationally recognized certificate training programs such as Customer Service, Disaster Management (FEMA), Food & Hospitality, Construction, First Aid/CPR, and Property & Casualty Claims Adjuster.
|Louisiana Green Corps
|A volunteer program that focuses on the construction industry with youth ages 16-50 who reside in Orleans or Jefferson Parish. Their program is called Construction and Conservation Corps (CCC) and it is a 14-week job training program through which participants increase their academic skills, learn construction and conservation skills, become certified with industry credentials (such as National Center for Construction Education and Research Core Construction, Forklift Safety, OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety, and Transportation Worker Identification Credential), and earn on-the-job training in a burgeoning and high-demand field.
|Louisiana Community Technical College System (LCTCS)
|LCTCS serves as a statewide contractor for SNAP E&T services provided by subcontractors including Baton Rouge Community College and Louisiana Delta Community College to provide services in healthcare and construction. Participants will have an opportunity to earn industry-recognized credentials.
|A volunteer culinary program serving self-initiated youth ages 16-24 who reside in Orleans, Jefferson, and St. Bernard Parish. Liberty's Kitchen combines hands-on food service training with classroom instruction, individual case management, job placement services and follow-up support to develop a participant’s ability to become independent, self-sufficient, and successfully employed.
|Mission Rebirth is a volunteer program serving individuals ages 16-60 years who are homeless/displaced or formerly incarcerated/justice-involved who reside in the Greater New Orleans area. Mission Rebirth provides job search training skills and referrals to partnering agencies for vocational training such as CNA, culinary, HiSET, etc.
|New Orleans Career Center (NOCC)
|NOCC is a volunteer program for individuals ages 18 and older who reside in the Greater New Orleans region with work readiness training, job search training, and vocational education training as a Patient Care Technician.
|New Orleans Mission
|New Orleans Mission is a volunteer program for healthy men ages 18 years and older who reside in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Tammany, St. Charles, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. John the Baptist, St. James, and Tangipahoa Parish with
innovative paid on-the-job vocational construction training options such as carpentry, electrical, and plumbing with a monitored savings plan and personalized case management. All workers save 80% of their income, which they will receive when they complete the program.
|New Orleans Family Justice Alliance
|The New Orleans Family Justice Alliance is a one-stop volunteer center that provides services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking ages 17 – 65 who reside in the Greater New Orleans area. Services include case management, counseling, emergency shelter, transitional housing, legal services, job search training skills, work readiness training, and education services such as HiSET, Adult Basic Education, and Basic Literacy.
|NOTEP is a volunteer hands-on educational program for individuals who reside in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Tammany, and St. Bernard parish. NOTEP’s provides an 8-month Skilled Craft Trade pathway in Electrical, HVAC, and Carpentry that leads to Industry-Based Credentials.
|New Opportunities Vision Achievement (NOVA)
|A volunteer program that offers participants who reside in Ouachita, Richland, Morehouse, Madison, Tensas, East Carroll or West Carroll Parish with occupational or customized skills training, case management, work readiness/essential skills training, support services, and transition to employment services. NOVA collaborates with local educational/training institutions such as Louisiana Delta Community College, Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) of Ouachita, and the University of Louisiana at Monroe to provide the necessary training for demand occupations so the participant can become independent, self-sufficient, and successfully employed.
|New Orleans Women & Children’s Shelter
|New Orleans Women & Children’s Shelter is a volunteer program and a homeless shelter that remains open 24/7/365 to families with children age 0 to 18, adults 18 years and older, and pregnant women at all stages of pregnancy that reside in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, and Plaquemines parish. New Orleans Women & Children’s Shelter provides case management services, financial literacy, and referrals to GED/HiSET and vocational training to develop a participant’s ability to become independent, self-sufficient, and successfully employed.
|Operation Restoration NOLA
|Operation Restoration is a volunteer reentry program for formerly incarcerated women ages 18-65 who reside in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, Plaquemines, St. Charles, St. John, St. James, East & West Baton Rouge, and Madison. Services include HiSET, a four-week training program in laboratory healthcare as a lab assistant, on-the-job training through placement in hospitals; and job search training skills.
|Operation Spark is a statewide self-initiated computer software technology program for individuals age 18 and older. Additional services include workforce readiness, work experience, job placement, and "life-skills" coaching.
|Propel America is a statewide self-initiated program for youth ages 18-24 providing referral services in healthcare, manufacturing, automotive, and information technology with an opportunity to earn industry-standard credentials.
|Youth Empowerment Project (YEP)
|YEP is a volunteer program that offers comprehensive services to at-risk, out-of-school and court-involved youth ages 16-24 who reside in the Greater New Orleans area. Although YEP has 11 programs, SNAP E&T participants will participate in the Trafigura Work & Learn Center - YEP Works. YEP Works offers youth opportunities to engage in adult education through YEP Educates, work experience through YEP’s bike shop (Bike Works), thrift store (Thrift Works) and graphic design studio (Design Works). The hard and soft skill training through these programs will provide the youth with the skills and support needed to make the successful transition to become independent, self-sufficient, and successfully employed.
|YouthForce NOLA is a self-initiated program that provides services to youth ages 16-21 who reside in the Greater New Orleans area with job search training skills, work readiness training, and referrals for vocational training programs such as Information Technology, Skilled Crafts, Digital Media, Health Sciences, and Acadian Ambulance. Participants will have the opportunity to earn an industry-recognized credential.
|YWCA – Greater Baton Rouge is a volunteer program that provides services to individuals who reside in East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, West Feliciana, Ascension, Iberville, Point Coupee, St. Helena, St. Helena, St. James, Assumption, Tangipahoa, and Livingston parish. Services include job retention services, internship opportunities and referrals for HiSET, and vocational training at Baton Rouge Community College.