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Understanding the SNAP Employment & Training National Partnership

CAEL is leading a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) national partnership grant that will help states better support participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). All states maintain federally funded SNAP Employment and Training (E&T) programs that provide assistance to job seekers, including upskilling and reskilling resources.

CAEL’s partnership grant will bolster these programs by creating the Adult Learner Centered & Equity Framework for Community Colleges in a SNAP Network (ALCEF), a national coalition of 80 community colleges exploring, developing best practices for, and connecting to their local SNAP E&T programs. Read the full press release.

Interested in Getting Your Community College Involved?

If you are interested in learning more about ALCEF, SNAP E&T, and how your community college can be involved, please complete this form.

CAEL contact: Jeannie McCarron, Vice President, Member Engagement.

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Adult Learner Centered & Equity Framework for Community Colleges in a SNAP Network (ALCEF)

ALCEF’s fundamental purpose is introducing more adult learners to SNAP E&T benefits within the community college environment. To do so, it will build and foster holistic collaboration among community colleges, workforce development boards, employers, workforce and human service providers, and other components vital to an effective and equitable education- employment ecosystem. This inclusive strategy aligns with student success measures important to CAEL and its members, including retention, academic success, completion, and post-completion outcomes.

Learn more about CAEL’s ALCEF partners: Seattle Jobs Initiative, a national expert on SNAP E&T programs, Grant Associates, which has helped more than 1 million people advance their careers and over 50,000 businesses connect to skilled workers, and the American Public Human Services Association (APSHA), a bipartisan, nonprofit association representing state and local health and human services agencies.


Note: 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.