N.J.S.A 44:10-96 Definitions relative to the “New Jersey SNAP Employment and Training Provider Demonstration Project Act.”

44:10-96 Definitions relative to the “New Jersey SNAP Employment and Training Provider Demonstration Project Act.”

2. As used in this act:

“Commissioner” means the Commissioner of Human ServiceS.

“Demonstration project participant” means an eligible participant who elects to participate in the demonstration project established pursuant to this act.

“Department” means the Department of Human ServiceS.

“Eligible participant” means a SNAP recipient who qualifies for participation in NJ SNAP ETP as a voluntary SNAP ETP participant or as a mandatory SNAP ETP participant.

“Mandatory SNAP ETP participant” means a participant in NJ SNAP ETP who, as a condition of receiving SNAP benefits: is required to register for work; is required to fulfill SNAP employment and training requirements; and has not been exempted from placement in an NJ SNAP ETP component.

“New Jersey Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training Provider Demonstration Project” or “demonstration project” means the demonstration project established pursuant to this act.

“NJ SNAP ETP” means the New Jersey Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training Program that assists SNAP recipients with acquiring the skills, training, work, or experience necessary to obtain regular employment, as established under the New Jersey Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and as described in the most recent State Employment and Training Plan submitted to the Food and Nutrition Service in the United States Department of Agriculture.

“Non-federal resources” means any of the following resources, provided that the resources are not from a federal source or used as a match for other federal funding purposes:

(1) cash donations from private firms, charitable foundations, or non-profit organizations received by partnering providers;

(2) local tax levy funds received by partnering providers;

(3) certain eligible in-kind contributions received by partnering providers that are public entities, including property or services which support the provider’s NJ SNAP ETP activities and which are contributed by non-federal public entities without charge to the partnering provider; or

(4) any other non-federal resources that are currently allowed by the federal government.

“Partnering provider” means a qualifying agency selected to participate in the demonstration project.

“Qualifying agency” means a local government, non-profit entity, institution of higher education, foundation, or other eligible community-based organization that qualifies for allowable federal SNAP ETP reimbursements pursuant to the federal “Food and Nutrition Act of 2008,” Pub.L.110-246 (7 U.S.C. S.2011 et seq.) by providing allowable services that help SNAP recipients acquire the skills, training, work, or experience necessary to obtain regular employment. A qualifying agency may also include a consortium of organizationS.

“Service area” means the geographic area of the State in which a partnering provider provides NJ SNAP ETP services under the demonstration project established pursuant to this act.

“SNAP” means the New Jersey Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, established pursuant to the federal “Food and Nutrition Act of 2008,” Pub.L.110-246 (7 U.S.C. S.2011 et seq.).

“SNAP ETP” means the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training Program administered by the Food and Nutrition Service in the United States Department of Agriculture and established pursuant to the federal “Food and Nutrition Act of 2008,” Pub.L.110-246 (7 U.S.C. S.2011 et seq.) and any regulations adopted pursuant thereto.

“Voluntary SNAP ETP participant” means a participant in NJ SNAP ETP who: is exempt from the work registration and employment and training requirements associated with receiving SNAP benefits; or who is not exempt from work registration but who has been exempted from SNAP employment and training requirements or otherwise exempted from placement in an NJ SNAP ETP component.

“Work First New Jersey TANF benefits” means Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits provided under the Work First New Jersey program established pursuant to Phamplet Law 1997, Chapter 38 (44:10-55. Short title et seq.) in accordance with the federal “Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996,” Pub.L.104-193 (42 U.S.C. S.601 et seq.).

L.2013, C. 45, S.2.

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