Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

The SNAP E&T program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Services (FNS). Florida's SNAP E&T program is designed to assist eligible SNAP E&T participants to obtain skills through education, training, or work experience that will increase self-sufficiency and lead to employment. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), in partnership with the Local Workforce Development Boards (LWDBs), is responsible for the administration of SNAP E&T.

 

Who is Eligible?

A SNAP E&T participant is an able-bodied adult without dependents (ABAWD) who is required to participate in work activities to maintain eligibility for food assistance.
 
An ABAWD:
  • Is between the ages of 18 - 49
  • Is not in school at least half-time
  • Does not work at least 20 hours a week
  • Does not earn at least $217.50 a week
  • Does not have a documented medical limitation
  • Does not meet other criteria, outlined by federal regulations, that prevents them from working

Qualifying Work Components

The SNAP E&T program offers ABAWDs the opportunity to meet the mandatory work requirements of the program through participation in qualifying work components available through career centers across the state.
 
Qualifying work components available to ABAWDs include:
  • Job Search (in combination with other activities)
  • Job Search Training (in combination with other activities)
  • Work Experience
  • Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act services
  • Trade Adjustment Assistance services
  • Education/Vocational Training

Exemptions and Exceptions

***The Department of Children and Family’s (DCF) staff determines all exemptions and exceptions. Participants must contact DCF with Exemption and Exception Requests.***

If you believe you qualify for an exemption or exception you will need to call DCF at: 866-762-2237  or  850-300-4323
 
Please keep in mind, if you are not granted an exemption or exception you will be required to comply with the program to receive FS benefits. 

For Appointments

Assistance is available Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm by appointment only at the Fort Walton Beach and DeFuniak Springs locations and on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm at the Crestview location: 

The Main Street Suites

550 N Main St.

Crestview, FL

 

POC: Allan Coble

850-428-6275 

EMAIL

 

 

 

CareerSource Okaloosa Walton

Emerald Coast Technical College

761 North 20th Street

DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433

 

POC: Melissa Rust

850-520-5990

EMAIL

 

 

 

Main Center Location

409 Racetrack Road NE

Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

 

 

POC: Lasha Claxton

850-833-7587

EMAIL