5101:4-3-30 Food assistance employment and training program.

(A) What is the supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) employment and training program (SNAP E&T)?

Work registrants subject to the work registration requirement in paragraph (A)(5) of rule 5101: 4-3- 11.1 of the Administrative Code who are in receipt of SNAP benefits are also required to participate in SNAP E&T.

(B) What requirements must the county agencies meet for the SNAP E&T?

(1) The county agency shall develop written standards, criteria, and procedures for the operation of the SNAP E&T. The standards shall include an explanation of each participating individual's rights under the amendments to Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADAAA) (1990) and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (2008), including the right to request reasonable modification in program activities.

(2) The county agency shall establish a procedure that ensures a contractor or agency operating a component of its SNAP E&T notifies the county agency within ten days when a required participant fails to comply with the employment and training requirements.

(3) The county agency and/or contract providers shall meet any reporting requirements pursuant to the provisions of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, Pub. L. No. 110-246, (10/2008).

(4) Each employable and volunteer individual shall be informed in writing of their rights and responsibilities concerning the employment and training program prior to or during the appraisal. The county agency shall ensure each required and voluntary individual has received an explanation of their rights and responsibilities described in paragraphs (D)(3)(a) to (D)(3)(d) of rule 5101:4-2-07 of the Administrative Code. Failure or refusal to meet these responsibilities could result in sanctions which would adversely affect the amount of SNAP benefits.

(a) The rights of required SNAP E&T participants shall include, but are not limited to:

(i) Receiving copies of all employability plans.

(ii) Notification of the right to request a state hearing on issues related to participation in SNAP E&T and failure or refusal to participate.

(iii) Nondiscrimination in SNAP employment and training program assignments.

(iv) Receiving supportive services, pursuant to the provisions of rule 5101:4-3-32 of the Administrative Code, for the authorized SNAP E&T activity.

(v) Filing a conciliation request pursuant to rule 5101:4-3-38 of the Administrative Code.

(vi) Accepting employment pursuant to the requirements of rule 5101:4-3- 11.1 of the Administrative Code.

(b) The responsibilities of SNAP E&T participants shall include, but are not limited to:

(i) Reporting to the appraisal and other appointments with the county agency program staff or providers.

(ii) Reporting to the work experience program (WEP), education, training, supportive service, or job search sites at the scheduled dates and times.

(iii) Obeying the rules at the work site, following instructions, and otherwise demonstrating acceptable work habits and behavior.

(iv) Providing the county agency with information relevant to securing or retaining employment and providing supplemental information as requested.

(v) Notifying the immediate supervisor, other designated individual, or the county agency staff of the reason for nonparticipation as scheduled.

(vi) Participating in SNAP E&T activities for the scheduled number of hours as assigned.

(vii) Accepting necessary supportive services determined to be needed for participation.

(viii) Reporting any changes which would affect the individual's ability to participate in the SNAP E&T.

(ix) Providing the county agency with documentation of attendance and participation in a SNAP E&T activity as requested.

(x) Providing a good cause reason for nonparticipation as required pursuant to the provisions of rule 5101:4-3- 11.1 of the Administrative Code.

(xi) Contacting the county agency, unless otherwise instructed by the county agency, if a monthly scheduling notice or the participant expense allowance has not been received.

(xii) Reporting to a job site, to an employer for a scheduled job interview or to any related subsequent interviews or testing appointments when referred by the county agency or its designee.

(xiii) Accepting a bona fide offer of employment pursuant to rule 5101:4-3- 11.1 of the Administrative Code.

(xiv) Signing and complying with the employability plan developed with the county agency.

Cite as Ohio Admin. Code 5101:4-3-30

Effective: 7/1/2017
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 04/12/2017 and 07/01/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5101.54
Rule Amplifies: 5101.54 , 5107.40, 5107.69
Prior Effective Dates: 3/1/83, 7/1/84, 8/1/85, 3/1/87, 12/1/87 (EMER.), 2/15/88, 6/30/89 (EMER.) 09/23/89, 4/2/90, 11/1/90, 5/1/92, 11/1/92, 9/1/93, 2/1/94 (EMER.), 4/15/94, 12/1/95 (EMER.), 2/19/96, 10/1/97 (EMER.), 12/20/97, 01/20/03, 10/1/07, 1/1/13, 10/1/14, 6/1/16