The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Employment and Training (E&T) can assist you in achieving your education, career and employment goals through occupational and vocational education, skills training and supportive services while participating at no cost! SNAP E&T is a combined effort between Iowa HHS, Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) and community partnerships.

HHS determines eligibility for SNAP E&T. You may be eligible if you are receiving SNAP benefits or have a pending SNAP application and:

  • Are 18 or older
    • *Special considerations given to 16-17 who already have a high school diploma or are working toward a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Do not receive FIP/PROMISE JOBS services
  • Reside in an E&T Service Area
  • Will be able and ready to work within one year of education/training completion

SNAP E&T Program Offerings

  • Education Services
    • High school equivalency, ESL, and continuing education
    • Short-term certificate or diploma
    • Two-year credit degree programs for in-demand industries
  • Industry specific training programs
  • Job search activities

More About SNAP E&T

How to Apply

Apply for Iowa HHS services.

Rights: You have the right to ask for an appeal if you disagree with a decision Iowa HHS makes. You have the right to ask for an exception to policy for an item or service not otherwise covered by Iowa HHS.