What is the SNAP Employment & Training Program?

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment & Training Program (SNAP E&T) is intended to provide financial assistance to students who are enrolled in a career, technical or workforce program of study at Co-Lin and are SNAP eligible. Participants may not be eligible for other forms of financial aid such as Pell grants, other federal grants, or scholarships to participate.

Who qualifies for the SNAP Employment & Training Program?

You may qualify for the SNAP Employment & Training Program if you ARE:

  • A SNAP recipient
  • A U.S. citizen and a resident of Mississippi
  • Registered for work with the MS Department of Employment Security
  • Between the ages of 16 and 59
  • A high school diploma or GED recipient, if required by the college

Those qualifying MUST NOT:

  • Be receiving TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)
  • Have a drug-related felony since August 22, 1996
  • Be a fleeing felon
  • Be living on campus
  • Be required to purchase a meal ticket

How do SNAP approved students enroll in the SNAP Employment & Training Program?

  • Enroll in a career, technical or workforce program of study at Co-Lin.
  • Costs for academic programs are not covered by SNAP E&T.
    • On-line courses may be covered if courses are approved by the Mississippi Community College Board 
  • Apply for federal grants and scholarships.
    • Students cannot receive SNAP E & T tuition assistance if eligible for Pell, other federal grants, or scholarships.
    • Students must submit a FAFSA each school year.
  • Submit a SNAP E & T application to the local Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) county office.
  • Students must submit verification of enrollment in a career or technical program.
  • Students are required to complete a telephone interview with the MDHS case manager.
  • Meet with a Co-Lin program advisor.
  • Participate in your program of study satisfactorily.
  • Remain in good standing at Copiah-Lincoln Community College.
  • Provide documentation, as requested, verifying progression/participation and good standing status.

NOTE: Participation is limited to a lifetime maximum of 3 years.

How do non-SNAP approved students enroll in the SNAP Employment & Training Program?

Individuals who think they may qualify for SNAP benefits may apply at the local county Mississippi Department of Human Services office. For more information regarding SNAP eligibility, visit http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/applicant_recipients

 

Who are the SNAP Employment & Training Program contacts at Copiah-Lincoln Community College?

Wesson Campus:

Brent Duguid, Assistant Dean of Career & Technical Education and SNAP Coordinator

Office Phone: 601.643.8261  E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Natchez Campus:

Esther Perryman, Career-Technical Counselor

Office Phone: 601.446.1150  E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Simpson County Center:

Anika Floyd, Director of Student Services

Office Phone: 601.849.0124  E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Where can I learn more about the SNAP Employment & Training Program?

http://www.mdhs.state.ms.us/workforce-development/

 

http://www.mccb.edu/Pdfs/Wk/snapbrochure.pdf