The Workforce Data Quality Campaign, a project of the National Skills Coalition, issued this report, entitled “Stepping Up: State Developments in SNAP Employment and Training Data." The report discusses state data results from food stamp recipients' participation in employment and training services.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides food stamps to more than 47 million of the poorest Americans each year, while the associated employment and training (E&T) program helps those receiving benefits to move into stable jobs.
This report explains state best practices for collecting, reporting, and linking SNAP E&T data to other information that can help identify successful pathways into sustainable employment. As states capitalize on increased attention and resources for SNAP E&T, the report provides ideas to enhance their program data and accountability.