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STEP - SNAP Training & Employment Program

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

STEP Eligibility

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

Career Technical Education (CTE) Programs & Degrees

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

  • Success coaching dedicated to provide academic and personal support, connecting you to resources
  • Gap funding to assist with required CTE certificate or degree program expenses-
    • Tuition and fees
    • Textbooks
    • Tools
    • Certification exams
    • Transportation

GED, GED-Spanish, ABE & ESOL

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

  • Personalized coaching and advising
  • Help paying for classes, books, testing & transportation

Applying for SNAP Benefits

Find more information about SNAP eligibility

Complete an online application for SNAP benefits.

  • If you need assistance completing your online application, call 1-855-626-2050, Monday-Friday 8am to 5pm.
  • Find your local DHS SNAP office

Related Links

  • All In: Student Pathways Forward podcast. Featuring Oregon community college students shaping education/workforce policy
  • Chemeketa/Community Resources (housing, utilities, childcare, etc.)

Resources for Community Partners