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CalFresh Employment and Training (E&T)

About CalFresh E&T

CalFresh Employment and Training (E&T) Program Framework

The CalFresh E&T framework includes a vision, mission, and strategic goals that help define success and lay the core foundation for CalFresh E&T. These strategic goals are focused around a central vision to increase the employment and earning capacity of CalFresh recipients by maximizing their access to CalFresh E&T, supportive services, skills, and credentialing.

Increase the employment and earning capacity of CalFresh recipients

Provide more CalFresh recipients with access to CalFresh E&T, supportive services and skills and credentialing.

Strategic Goals
1. Increase job placement, retention, and wages
2. Increase CalFresh E&T participation across a dynamic mix of people, communities and cultures
3. Increase employability by removing barriers to employment
4. Increase skills attainment and credentialing
5. Lead an efficient and effective customer focused E&T program

Latest News

FFY 2020 Planning Process
Coming Soon

FFY 2019 Planning Resource and Process
FFY 2018 E&T ME Calendar

ACWDL - CalFresh Employment and Training Program FFY Planning Kick-off
CalFresh E&T Plan Technical Assistance Webinar
For Webinar Slides, click here

CalFresh E&T Expansion Bonus Funds FFY 2019
         Congratulations to Fresno, Marin, Monterey, Placer, Riverside, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Shasta counties! The California Department of Social Services has allocated E&T Expansion bonus funds to these eight counties in support of their efforts to expand CalFresh Employment & Training (E&T) quality and access in Federal Fiscal Year 2019.

E&T Expansion bonus funds were allocated based on county proposals to increase the local availability of high-quality E&T services, such as vocational or on-the-job training, credential or certificate programs, or other programs with proven employment and wage outcomes. The allocated E&T Expansion bonus funds are eligible for federal 50 percent reimbursement when spent on allowable E&T activities and services. This means that available expansion funds total $750,000.

This additional funding allocation is intended to encourage continued program growth.  The emphasis on expansion aligns with our mission to advance the employment and earning capacity of CalFresh recipients by maximizing opportunities for skills-building, credentialing, and supportive services. To read more E&T Expansion bonus funds, click here.

FFY 2019 CalFresh E&T All-County Training

On Thursday, November 8, 2018 CDSS hosted an in-person E&T All-County Training. Training materials are posted below.

  1. Training Agenda
  2. Framework, Look Back/Look Ahead, ORC, Branding
  3. Morning Session: Program Integration and Third Party Partner Panel
  4. Introduction to State E&T Management Evaluation Process

Additional Resources Related to Training Topics

CWDB State Plan Modification Guidance
SNAP to Skills: Securing Third-Party Partners for SNAP E&T Programs

SNAP E&T Data and Technical Assistance (DATA) Grants

CDSS is pleased to announce that California is one of eight states awarded a SNAP E&T DATA Grant. The grant will support the development of California’s SNAP E&T data collection and reporting system, including a statewide workforce portal that will function as a centralized, web based location for data collection and enrollment verification. The SNAP E&T DATA Grant is a critical component of California’s E&T strategic growth plan to expand the number and diversity of E&T providers statewide.

For more information on the DATA Grant awards, click here.