What Is SNAP?
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly the food stamps program, is a nutrition program that helps low-income individuals and families buy food and stay healthy. To learn more about SNAP, visit: https://portal.ct.gov/dss/snap
What Is the SNAP Employment and Training Program?
The Employment and Training Program provides SNAP recipients with a scholarship for career training, mentoring, and support services to prepare them for job opportunities in the fields of allied health and computer technology.
Scholarships for SNAP Recipients
MCC is pleased to offer SNAP recipients access to federally funded scholarships, which are administered through the state’s Department of Social Services (DSS), to attend one of these career training programs. The SNAP Scholarship covers the full cost of tuition for the non-credit certificate programs listed below. This scholarship can only be used once per person, unless used for courses that are stackable credentials. Students who drop out of the course after the start date forfeit their SNAP Scholarship for future use.
If you are a U.S. citizen receiving SNAP benefits in Connecticut, you may be eligible to participate in one of the training programs offered through the Continuing Education Division if you:
- have a high school diploma or GED, and
- do not receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
- Exception: High school students, who are at least 16 years of age, can enroll in the CNA course.
SNAP Scholarships are available for the following programs:
- A+ Certification Exam 220-1001
- A+ Certification Exam 220-1002
- Computer Boot Camp
- Microsoft Office MCC Certification
- PC Repair and Maintenance
How Do I Apply for a Scholarship?
- Please complete the SNAP Scholarship Application and submit it via email to the SNAP Coordinator at MA-CE-SNAP-ETInformation@manchestercc.edu
- The coordinator will determine your eligibility with DSS.
- Once your eligibility for a scholarship is determined, the SNAP Scholarship Coordinator will contact you to help you register for one of the above listed non-credit courses of your choice (on a space available basis).
Please DO NOT register for the course first. You must apply, be granted a scholarship and then register for the class. By registering for the class first, you risk being charged the full amount of the course whether you attend or not.
Questions? For questions and additional information, contact our SNAP Scholarship Coordinator Paige Montanaro at 860-512-2827 or MA-CE-SNAP-ETInformation@manchestercc.edu. Appointments available upon request.
SNAP is a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) program that does not discriminate, view non-discrimination statement.