Community Action and SNAP E&T:
A Flexible Approach to CAA Involvement
Key SNAP E&T terms
CAA: Community Action Agency
CBO: Community-based organization, including CAAs
Federal Fiscal Year: The federal fiscal year runs from October 1 through September 30.
SNAP: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
SNAP E&T Grant Recipients: State offices that receive SNAP E&T funding and coordinate the program
SNAP E&T Participant: Individual who participates in SNAP E&T programs
SNAP Participant: Individual recipients of SNAP benefits
SNAP Work Registrant: Individual who is subject to SNAP’s general work requirements
TANF: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, a federal program that provides block grants to states to provide cash assistance to low-income families
Third-party partner: A partner in the SNAP E&T program that works with a state to provide SNAP E&T programs and services to SNAP E&T participants
USDA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, the federal agency that administers the SNAP and SNAP E&T programs
USDA FNS: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, the federal agency office that administers SNAP and SNAP E&T
WIOA: Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act of 2014, federal legislation to address workforce issues including employment access and job education and training
SNAP E&T is FLEXIBLE. Use this resource to analyze your CAA’s readiness to engage with your state on SNAP E&T.
This project has been funded at least in part with Federal funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the view or policies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.