The ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES, (hereinafter referred to as “the Department”) seeks qualified vendors to provide services through the Employment and Training component of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) entitled Alabama Resources for Enrichment, Self-Sufficiency, and Employability Training (A-RESET). It is the intent of the Department to make multiple awards as a result of this procurement.
The Department is the Single State Agency responsible for the administration of SNAP (also known as “Food Assistance”). In addition to the benefits provided to eligible individuals, SNAP also authorizes states to design and implement programs to enable Food Assistance recipients to get a job or get a better job.
Examples of the services that are authorized to receive Federal funding include:
- Supervised job search;
- Work readiness training such as job skills assessment and job clubs;
- Vocational and job training programs
- Education programs such as Basic Adult Education, General Education Development (GED) test preparation, literacy, and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes;
- Job retention; and
- Case management
The Federal SNAP E&T program also authorizes Federal funding for supportive services reasonable and necessary to the efficiency and effectiveness of employment and training services. These include case management, transportation, childcare, and other participant expenses.
A more complete description of the services and eligibility requirements for participants is provided in Section 3, Scope of Project. Proposals submitted in response to this solicitation must comply with the instructions and procedures contained herein.