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STEP - SNAP Training & Employment Program

Chemeketa STEP provides support to SNAP (not TANF) recipients to help meet education & career goals

If you receive benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Chemeketa's SNAP Training & Employment Program (STEP) can provide support to you as you meet your goals.

Career Technical Education (CTE) Programs & Degrees

If you're pursuing a certificate, AAS degree, prequesite classes or license/certification exam, STEP can help with-

  • Success coaching dedicated to provide academic and personal support, connecting you to resources
  • Assistance with financial aid and CTE program applications
  • Gap funding to assist with required CTE certificate or degree program expenses-
    • Admission prerequisites and/or applications
    • Tuition and fees
    • Items needed for program admission
    • Tools, books and other required items
    • Industry certification exams
    • Limited assistance with transportation

GED, GED-Spanish, ABE & ESOL

STEP can help you as you continue your education and development-

  • Help paying for classes
  • Personalized coaching and advising
  • Funding for GED testing
  • Limited assistance with transportation for school & employment
  • Free pre-testing

STEP Eligibility

  • Must currently be receiving SNAP benefits
  • Must not be on TANF
  • Must be interested in pursuing training and/or educational opportunities

Contact us and a member of our staff will get in touch with you.