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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Next Step Employment and Training (E&T)

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is working to empower families and individuals seeking better employment and better lives. The SNAP Next Step E&T Program is available to those currently enrolled in SNAP and Nebraskans that are unemployed or looking for a change of employment with better opportunities including working more hours, higher income, work that is more relevant to their education or interests, or a more family-friendly work schedule.

Services Include:

  • Job Search Training: Teaches you the best ways to search for a job and helps you develop the tools you need to be successful, including resume help, interview skills, and much more!
  • Job Search: Helps you look in the right places and provides you with connections to help you find and obtain a job.
  • Basic Education: Prepares you for the job market by helping you obtain the proper education, reading, and writing skills.
  • Vocational Career Education: Short-term training for in-demand job skills to gain the needed credentials to prepare for employment in high-demand occupations.
  • On-the-Job Training: Training by an employer that helps you develop new skills to fit the job market. Offers training on specialized skills required by an employer that you do not already possess.
  • Job Retention: Assistance for up to 90 days after finding employment, to help ensure you are successful.

Supportive Services are offered to participants who are enrolled. These assessments are done on an individual basis and must be reasonable and
necessary based on the individual employment plan.

Examples may include:

  • Transportation costs, such as gas or assistance with a repair.
  • Clothing assistance for work and interviews.
  • Required Educational materials (such as tuition, books, etc.).
  • Background checks, tools, and much more!

You may be a good candidate if:

  • You are currently receiving SNAP benefits.
  • Not receiving TANF/ADC benefits.
  • Live in or near a service area.
  • You are work-eligible.

Collaboration with Department of Labor (DOL)

  • DHHS and partners collaborate with DOL to provide participants additional services! Participants do not have additional work and will not see any changes, but can receive additional assistance or funding when co-enrolling with DOL programs.
  • For example, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is used to co-enroll participants. No additional work is needed for the participant, however additional services may be available!

Once Enrolled

A Workforce Coordinator or a third party partner provides case management. They will have regular contact with participants to discuss the following:

  • Development of an employment plan.
  • Case management: progress of the employment plan, assistance in overcoming barriers, budgeting assistance, how changes can affect
    benefits, follow-up after a new job, and much more!

Are you an Able-Bodied Adult Without Dependents (ABAWD)?

If you are subject to the ABAWD Work Requirement Program rules, SNAP Next Step E&T may offer training to satisfy your work requirement and can improve your ability to find a job.

Note: the SNAP Next Step E&T program is not only for ABAWDs. Most SNAP clients may participate.

To find out if you qualify for an exemption from ABAWD Work Requirements:

VISIT: https://dhhs.ne.gov/pages/accessnebraska.aspx

OR CALL:

Toll-Free: (800) 383-4278
Lincoln: (402) 323-3900
Omaha: (402) 595-1258