Webinar on SNAP E&T Reporting

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

This webinar (recording and slides) provided an overview of data issues related to the new Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Act Employment and Training (SNAP E&T) reporting measures. It addressed information on which data sets that might be used for reporting measures, which agencies commonly hold these data sets, and what type of agreements need to be in place in order to use these data sets. It included an overview of how SNAP E&T fits in to other data conversations happening within States, and the development of State Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS); key elements to consider up-front that will make it easier to collect and report SNAP E&T data; and how States might use SNAP E&T data for continuous program improvement.  

WDQC's own Rachel Zinn discussed these and other data issues related to implementing the SNAP E&T reporting measures.
Background: In March 2016, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) published an interim rule implementing section 4022(a)(2) of the Agricultural Act of 2014, which requires State agencies to report on earnings and employment outcomes for participants in the SNAP Employment and Training Program. State agencies are required to include planned outcome reporting measures in their annual E&T plans, starting in fiscal year (FY) 2017, and report outcome data beginning in January 2018.