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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Formerly Known as Food Stamps

SNAP serves as the first line of defense against hunger.


SNAP enables low-income families to buy nutritious food with Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards. SNAP recipients spend their benefits to buy eligible food in authorized retail food stores/Farmers' Markets.

To be considered eligible for SNAP assistance, you must meet the following basic requirements:

  • U.S. citizen or legal alien
  • Work requirements (unemployed adults, ages 18 TO 50)
  • Meet income standard(s) shown on Appendix C-3
  • Social Security Number for all members included in food benefit household.

OK SNAP Works is Oklahoma’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Employment and Training Program. 

Individuals who receive SNAP benefits, are looking for a job, and do not receive cash assistance (TANF) may be eligible to participate in free job training.  The OK SNAP Works program is currently only offered in Oklahoma and Tulsa Counties at this time.  View the "Helping SNAP Clients Find and Keep a Job" brochure.

Sign up for OK SNAP Works and you can:

  • Learn new job skills in a professional, technical or vocational program
  • Improve your English, reading, writing and math skills in Adult Basic Education.
  • Write an effective resume
  • Improve your interview skills
  • Start a Career

Participants may qualify for additional assistance to assist while they gain these skills

  • Child care services while you participate in OK SNAP Works
  • Transportation assistance
  • OK SNAP Works will provide books related to the training courses.
  • Work/Training clothing needed to help you succeed. 

If you are interested in signing up or want more information please contact us at oksnapworks@okdhs.org Oklahoma County Partners

  • Work Ready Oklahoma delivers integrated services to help Oklahomans rapidly regain employment, mitigate their risk of future job loss, and advance along career pathways.
  • ReMerge is a court ordered program, allowing clients to participate in an array of services to help them become self-sufficient, tax paying citizens of the community and break the cycles of intergenerational poverty, addiction, and incarceration."
  • Homeless Alliance works to break down barriers to traditional employment and develop time management, money management, and social skills, to provide both a voice and employment opportunities for people who are experiencing homelessness." 

Tulsa County Partners

  • Goodwill TulsaWORKS Career Academy helps participants move upward by providing engaging career training programs, continuing education seminars and certifications in demand-driven career fields.
  • Tulsa Community Work Advance's innovative approach works to understand employer's skill gap needs and connect individuals to free technical training, full-time job placement and career advancement coaching.

Specialty Providers that Offer Services to Individuals Already in their Program

  • Women in Recover (WIR) is an intensive outpatient alternative for eligible women facing long prison sentences for non-violent drug-related offenses.
  • Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) offers individuals just coming home from prison the ongoing support necessary to build career capital and financial stability. We believe that everyone, regardless of their past, deserves the chance to work toward a stronger future for themselves, their families, and their communities.

The preferred application method is to apply online at www.OKDHSLIVE.ORG. However, you may submit a completed form 08MP001E (Request for Benefits) to your Local DHS Human Services Center.
If you are unable to access the form online, they are available at your local office.

There are other SNAP related programs that may also be of assistance to you.

  • The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) - Offers low-income older citizens an opportunity to purchase fresh, locally-grown fruits, vegetables and herbs from certified farmers.
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Nutrition Education (SNAP ED) – Is a partnership between Oklahoma State University – Cooperative Extension Services, The Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Oklahoma University Health Science Center, the Chickasaw Nation, and the USDA Food and Nutrition Service. The SNAP ED provides nutrition education to food benefit recipients and other eligible low-income individuals and families.

SNAP and FDPIR State or local agencies, and their sub-recipients, must post the following Nondiscrimination Statement.