STEP (SNAP Training and Employment Partnership) is a program for individuals receiving SNAP benefits who are interested in pursuing employment and/or training opportunities.
STEP at Lane active participants may benefit from the following:
- Enrollment in a high quality CTE, vocational training or basic skills program
- Career and academic success coaching
- Co-enrollment in agency partner services and shared case management
- Priority enrollment in PASS Lane
- Assistance finding and navigating financial resources, support services, and tuition and fees assistance
Is STEP at Lane right for me?
Are you a current SNAP only (not TANF) recipient?
Are you interested in the any of the following educational/training opportunities:
- Career Pathways Certificates
- Short term vocational training or continuing education
- ABSE, ESL, GED
- Assistance while completing the final few terms of a two year degree
Are you interested in career coaching to help you meet your educational and employment goals?
If you answered YES to the questions above, then STEP may be right for you!
How do I enroll in STEP at Lane?
Other STEP programs in Lane County
STEP services are offered at many agencies across Lane County and Oregon to help guide and support eligible participants with training and employment goals. Program services and benefits differ from agency to agency. If STEP at Lane is not right for you but you still meet initial STEP eligibility you may wish to enroll in one of several other local agencies to help you reach your training and employment goals. Please see the STEP flier in English or see the STEP flier in Spanish (available soon) on other local Lane County STEP agencies.
SNAP for College Students
More college students than ever are struggling with hunger. SNAP is a resource that can help. Students 18-49 who attend higher education at least half-time may be eligible for SNAP by meeting income guidelines and additional criteria. Students who meet income guidelines may qualify for SNAP if they meet the new criteria.
- Visit the Oregon Hunger website
- College Student SNAP Eligibility Checklist
- How to Apply for SNAP
- Apply for SNAP