U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service proposed rule, Employment and Training Opportunities in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

The proposed rule would require State agencies to consult with their State workforce development boards on the design of their E&T programs and require State agencies 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).  The proposed rule would also make changes to E&T components including: Replacing job search as a component; eliminating job finding clubs; replacing jobs skills assessments with employability assessments; adding apprenteships and subsidized employment as allowable activities; requiring  a 30-day minimum for provision of job retention services; and allowing those acitivites from teh E&T pilots authorized under the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Pub. L. 113-79) that have had the most demonstrable impact on the ability of participants to find and retain employment that leads to increased income and reduced reliance on public assistance to become allowable E&T activities.

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