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USDA/FNS RIN: 0584-AE68 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Employment and Training Opportunities in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) 

The proposed rule will move towards implementing the changes made by section 4005 of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (Pub. L. 115-334) (the Act) to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). It would require State agencies to consult with their State workforce development boards on the design of their Employment and Training (E&T) programs, and to document in their E&T State plans the extent to which their E&T programs will be carried out in coordination with activities under title I of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). It would require all E&T programs to provide case management services to E&T participants. It would make changes to allowable E&T components such as replacing job search with supervised job search, requiring a 30-day minimum for receipt of job retention services, and allow activities from the E&T pilots authorized under the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Pub. L. 113-79) if the Secretary determines they are determined effective. It would also establish a funding formula for reallocated E&T funds, and increase the minimum allocation of 100 percent funds for each State agency to $100,000. It would require State agencies to re-direct individuals who are determined ill-suited for an E&T program component to other more suitable activities. It would add workforce partnerships as a way for SNAP participants to meet their work requirement, and allow employment and training programs for veterans operated by the Department of Labor or the Department of Veteran’s Affairs to the list of work programs for able-bodied adult without dependents (ABAWDs). It would also reduce the number of ABAWD work exemptions from 15 percent to 12 percent. Lastly, it would add the requirement that all State agencies advise certain types of households subject to the general work requirement at recertification of employment and training opportunities.

Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Regulatory 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 273   
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 115-334   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/17/2020  85 FR 15304   
NPRM Comment Period End  05/18/2020 
NPRM Comment Period Extended  05/18/2020  85 FR 29673   
NPRM Comment Period Extended End  06/17/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Local, State 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Melissa Abelev
Department of Agriculture
Food and Nutrition Service
Phone:703 305-2209

Charles H. Watford
Regulatory Review Specialist
Department of Agriculture
Food and Nutrition Service
1320 Braddock Place,
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone:703 605-0800