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STEP - SNAP Training & Employment Program

If you receive benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) our STEP program can provide support as you meet your education and career goals.

We have several programs to choose from, examples include:

Click on the program links to learn more and see the types of classes you would take.

STEP provides support with:

  • Tuition and program costs
  • Transportation
  • Required supplies such as clothing (scrubs for programs such as Phlebotomy and EMS) and books
  • Testing fees and transportation costs for GED and ABE students – GED program FAQ’s
  • Coaching & career exploration
  • Job search

Do you need additional training at your current position?

STEP can provide assistance with skill building classes such as Quickbooks and computer literacy.

You must be a SNAP recipient to qualify and participation is a qualifying service for able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs).

For more information, contact Jenny Case at 503-842-8222 ext. 1160 or click here to request information.

Community Resources to Support You

Below please find information and updates regarding SNAP benefits as well as helpful resources being offered through local and state agencies.  You can click on the links to each resource that are highlighted in blue.

  1. If you need help paying for food, SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) can help. You can apply online and do not need to go into a DHS office (though they are open). If you need a paper copy of the application contact Jenny Case at jenevievecase@tillamookbaycc.edu. There is increased flexibility due to COVID-19 and new ways to purchase food. They have also changed the guidelines for ABAWDS (Able-bodied Adults Without Dependents) so even if you were not eligible in the past, you may be now so definitely reapply. You can find updates about SNAP by going to Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon’s COVID-19 webpage. Please contact me anytime for assistance with these resources.
  2. DHS announced that Oregonians statewide now can use their SNAP benefits online to buy groceries at Amazon or Wal-Mart, which support the physical distancing required by Governor Brown’s Stay Home Save Lives Executive Order. For more information on purchasing food from Amazon using your EBT card click this link to Amazon.
  3. The Employment-Related Day Care program (ERDC) helps eligible low-income families pay for child care while they are working. Copays have been reduced to $0, and income eligibility has expanded. To apply, you can use the same online application used for SNAP and TANF.
  4. For assistance with rent, utilities and other emergency services you can contact CARE https://www.careinc.org/emergency-services.  Applications are available in English and Spanish. Please contact Jenny Case at (503) 842-8222 ext. 1160 if you need a printed copy. You can call them at (503) 842-5261 for more information.
  5. The Tillamook YMCA has a Community Care Line that can be called for any reason, and it’s a great way to locate resources. The number is 503-374-0750.
  6. If your employment has been impacted you can visit the Oregon Employment Department’s COVID -19 webpage to find more information about Unemployment Insurance, benefits, etc.
  7. Another great resource is the Community Information Center which can be reached by dialing  2-1-1 or by visiting their website. Information on childcare, food pantries, meal sites, unemployment and more is provided by zip code.
  8. TBCC has a student food pantry here at the college currently in the lobby that will be open Monday – Friday 9 AM – 5 PM.

If you are in need of resources not listed here please reach out to Jenny Case jenevievecase@tillamookbaycc.edu.

OFB Resource Guide 4_2020
Oregon Food Bank Information Sheet 2

Funding for this project was provided by the United States Department of Agriculture. USDA is an equal opportunity employer provider and lender.