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ISSUE DATE: 12/2014

County agencies and SNAP E&T providers each have certain responsibilities. For information on county agency responsibilities, see 0028.03.01 (County Agency SNAP E&T Responsibilities). Follow the provisions of this section for SNAP E&T provider responsibilities.


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Each Employment Services Provider (ESP) operates under a formal written agreement with the county agency to provide SNAP E&T services to SNAP participants. Services may begin as early as the date SNAP eligibility is approved, but must start no later than the 1st day of the month after the month SNAP eligibility is approved. Under county agency administration, ESPs provide the following services:


Orient participants to the SNAP E&T program.

Assess the participant’s literacy level and refer the participant to local literacy programs when appropriate.

Complete an individual assessment and an Employability Plan (EP) for each participant.

Identify ABAWDs who have time-limited SNAP eligibility, so that potential work or work program activities can be quickly developed which will help them earn additional months of SNAP benefits.

Identify the need for and coordinate support services such as transportation, purchase of equipment or tools.


Implement the participant’s EP, whether through direct service provision or referral to other agencies for services that are needed, so that the participant can successfully complete the plan and find employment.

Monitor participant performance and participation.

Modify the participant’s EP as necessary.


Provide notices to the participant and county agency when the participant has failed to participate or comply with SNAP E&T program requirements.

Provide the county agency with information that may affect a participant’s SNAP E&T exemption status, program eligibility, or benefit amount. The ESP must notify the county agency anytime a participant’s employment status changes.


Coordinating with the county agency regarding program activities and outcomes, expenditures, individual participant services and progress, and participant sanctions.

Maintain needed program files and documentation, and record relevant participant data on the WF1 system as necessary. When a participant moves to a different county or there is a change in service provider, the former county or service provider that initially provided services must make program documents and information available to the new county or the new provider. (DHS retains ownership of any SNAP E&T document for which it has reimbursed the cost. This declaration must be incorporated in any service contract between the county and a service provider.)

Counties and ESPs may employ whatever combination of skilled staff is necessary to provide SNAP E&T services.

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