SNAP Employment & Training
Program Description & Services:
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training (SNAPET) is a voluntary program designed to assist SNAP recipients in their employment and training needs taking into consideration their interest, skills, and abilities, based on an individualized service plan. Participants are paired with an Employment Training Specialist to create a resume, master application, references and cover letter, in addition to networking with employers, practicing interview skills and other necessities for finding and keeping a job. This program is offered at various localities throughout Virginia. (See “Find a local department of Social Services” to contact an office closest to you for a referral or your SNAP Worker). If you reside within the city limits of Alexandria, Virginia, contact the Department of Community and Human Services SNAPET representative at 703.746.5940 for referral information Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. or email SNAPET@alexandriava.gov.
Goal: The goal of SNAP ET is to assist SNAP recipients in obtaining employment, including provision of work opportunities able-bodied adults without dependents through participation in work programs and education and training activities.