October 7, 2021 – The USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service awarded $1.2 million over the course of 3 years to the Network, in partnership with JVS Boston. The funding will help to build capacity of Network member agencies, enabling them to become SNAP Employment & Training Providers.
The agencies will be supporting SNAP beneficiaries with efforts to secure sustainable employment, and NJHSA is eager to strengthen the integrated, comprehensive service supports that member agencies provide to better address the employment and training needs of SNAP recipients, supporting them on their paths to sustainable employment.
“SNAP is such an important program in the US, serving nearly 23 million household. It is also a cornerstone program that has helped keep food on the tables of American families in times of need, including the COVID pandemic and the Great Recession, “said Sarah Welch, NJHSA Vice President, Workforce Development Services.
“Over the next three years, we will be working very closely with 15 US NJHSA agencies to build strong SNAP E&T programs into their workforce programming.” Welch continued. “We hope to help Network member agencies use the services they already provide to better serve job seekers who are also SNAP recipients. “