SNAP Employment and Training Program

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 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.

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 at Manchester Community College, if you:

  • have a high school diploma or GED, and
  • do not receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

Scholarships are available for the following programs:

Allied Health

Computer Technology 

How Do I Apply for a Scholarship?

Please complete the SNAP Scholarship Application and contact MCC’s SNAP Coordinator, Gina Marchesani, who will determine your eligibility for a scholarship and help you select a program that best meets your needs.

Gina Marchesani, SNAP Coordinator
Email: gmarchesani@manchestercc.edu
Phone: 860-512-2827
Office: Learning Resource Center (LRC), Suite B105