Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Earnfare (Downstate)
CSFA Number: 444-80-0705
Agency Name
Department Of Human Services (444)
Agency Identification
Agency Contact
Jataun Rollins
Short Description
"Earnfare is an employment and training program which offers eligible participants an opportunity to gain work experience and earn cash assistance. Participation is limited to adults who receive non-assistance SNAP benefits and who volunteer and to persons who are court-ordered to participate. Participants work off the value of their SNAP benefits at the state or federal minimum wage, whichever is higher, up to a maximum number of hours per month before earning cash assistance. Downstate Earnfare: The Department may contract with downstate private sector businesses, for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, community and faith-based organizations and governmental agencies to administer the Earnfare program. The providers recruit, orient and assess individuals, recruit employers, and refer individuals to appropriate employers. These Earnfare Providers do not receive administrative payments. The Department's FCRCs may also refer individuals to these providers.

Earnfare Providers are expected to serve on average customers monthly during the contract period. The total annual number of subsidized positions shall not exceed contracted amount.

Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $712,433
FY 2018 : $732,839
FY 2019 : $773,600
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
Details18-444-80-0705-01$4842 - $11372803/24/2017 - 05/07/2017 : 12:00 pm
Details18-444-80-0705-02$34310 - $10012406/22/2017 - 06/28/2017 : 12:00 am
Details19-444-80-0705-01$4842 - $11372802/22/2018 - 03/23/2018 : 12:00 pm
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
FCSYG05005-FCSYG05005TOWNSHIP OF HARRISBURG07/01/201906/30/2020128,774
FCSYG05000-FCSYG05000CENTRALIA TWP07/01/201906/30/2020120,149
FCSYG05001-FCSYG05001CENTREVILLE TOWNSHIP07/01/201906/30/2020115,440
FCSYG04998-FCSYG04998BENTON TOWNSHIP07/01/201906/30/202059,837