Where the Funds Are: The Use of FSET Funds for Workforce Training Programs

Publication Date: March 2007

Publisher: Center for Law and Social Policy

Author(s): Abbey Frank; Elizabeth Lower-Basch; Annette Case

Research Area: Education; Social conditions

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


Funding for workforce training programs is limited. Many of the traditional funding streams used to cover the costs of these programs have been cut, leaving administrators to think creatively about alternative funding sources. One possibility is the Food Stamp Employment and Training program (FSET), which supports employment and training services for food stamp participants. This policy brief provides an overview of the FSET program and funding streams and discusses ways that workforce training programs can access FSET funds to improve the employability of FSET participants.