The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is working to get under-employed and unemployed clients on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) into jobs that pay a livable wage. Our purpose is to assist motivated individuals in improving their skills and helping them achieve the ultimate goal of self-sufficient employment based on each individual's needs. The information below discusses some of the key components of the program.
SNAP Employment & Training Flyer
Folleto de SNAP Empleo y Entrenamiento (Español)
Here are some of the main eligibility requirements to consider:
Once enrolled in the program, clients will have the benefit of working with a Workforce Coordinator from DHHS or a Third Party Partner that is providing SNAP Next Step E&T services on behalf of the agency. In addition to assisting with improving employment, they are available to help with any questions or issues that arise with the SNAP case itself including, but not limited to, answering questions about benefits, explaining how new employment may affect their SNAP benefits and overall net gains, and more.
SNAP Next Step Employment & Training (E&T) includes a partnership with DOL by co-enrolling participants in their Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). By co-enrolling, WIOA provides the participant additional support and services.
In addition, supportive services can be used in some situations to help with items such as:
By participating with the program between SNAP Next Step E&T, Third-Party Partners, and DOL, the goal is to attempt to help individuals workaround or eliminate barriers to help them find and accept employment.
SNAP Next Step Employment And Training Interest Form