SNAP College Employability Programs
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides a special exemption for eligible students who are enrolled in schools through or in compliance with a DHS-approved state or local program to increase future employability. To qualify, these students must be enrolled in a qualifying employment and training program.
Get programs reviewed and approved!
Colleges can submit a formal request for an employment and training program to be reviewed and approved. To do so, the college must complete the following steps:
1. Complete the SNAP College Program Checklist
2. Email the completed checklist to DHS at
Programs meeting the following conditions might qualify as programs enabling SNAP eligibility if the program:
- Primarily serves students from low-income households;
- Is operated by a state or local government or an instrumentality thereof; and
- Provides the equivalent of at least one allowable activity under SNAP E&T (7 CFR 273.7(e)(2)).
The following programs are approved and students may be eligible for a student exemption if they enroll in school through or in compliance with one of the programs listed below:
Participate in Student Outreach
DHS has developed a tool to help interested colleges perform targeted outreach to students who are potentially eligible for SNAP benefits.
Institutions interested in participating in this project should email
email@example.com for more information.