The Division of Family Support administers the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program, Kentucky Works Program, Family Alternatives Diversion Program and the Medicaid programs.
The division also manages the Community Services Block Grant, the Nutrition Education Program, the SNAP Nutrition Education Program, the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program and State Supplementation and assists with administration of electronic benefit transfer cards and develops policy for all division program areas.
SNAP Employment and Training
SNAP E&T is an Employment and Training program offered by the Department for Community Based Services (DCBS).
All SNAP recipients ages 16 through 59 are eligible to participate.
SNAP E&T may be for you:
If you need help meeting a SNAP work requirement
If you want to get your GED or take college courses
If you want training in a new field or trade such as welding or plumbing
If you want budgeting and financial training
If you're having a hard time finding a job because of barriers in your past
If you want to find a job and don't know where to start
If you want advice on your current job or career
SNAP recipients who participate in SNAP E&T work one-on-one with a SNAP E&T coach to discuss options and work toward personal goals. Assistance up to $25 per month may be available to help get to appointments, classes or work. You also may qualify for child care assistance.
Contact your local DCBS office or call toll free (855) 306-8959 to apply for SNAP, SNAP E&T or child care assistance.
When completing your SNAP application, ask about SNAP E&T. If your SNAP application is approved and you sign up for SNAP E&T, you will receive a letter notifying you when to meet with your local SNAP E&T provider.
SNAP E&T Providers
Audubon Area Community Services, Inc.
Big Sandy Area Development District
Central Kentucky Community Action Council
Northern Kentucky Area Development District
You also can learn more about SNAP E&T at Citizen Connect
SNAP recipients in Bell, Clay, Harlan, Knox, Leslie, Letcher, Perry or Whitley counties may participate in SNAP E&T services beginning in October 2019. Contact the DCBS office serving your county for information about programs.