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STEP (SNAP Training and Employment Program)


For more information contact:
Donna Plummer
STEP Program Coordinator
[email protected]
541-956-7263
Adult Basic Skills
ABS-Josephine County or
ABS-Jackson County
541-956-7490
Donna D'Inzillo
STEP Program Allied Health
[email protected]
541-9567145
Abraham (Abe) Reyes Arredondo
Admin for STEP & Compliance
[email protected]
541-956-7463

What is STEP?

STEP (SNAP Training & Employment Program) is a program offered throughout Oregon and here at Rogue Community College for individuals receiving SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits who are interested in pursuing employment and training opportunities closely matched with a job.

Who is eligible for STEP at RCC?

A student...
  1. Must be currently receiving SNAP (Oregon Food Assistance) benefits. (Check your eligibility here)
  2. Must be pursuing an education and/or training, job search activities or have an initial goal of working on basic skills including GED, basic skills brush-up or English Language.

What is STEP at RCC?

STEP at RCC is offered to students who are pursuing a qualifying degree or training with a specific job in mind and are currently receiving SNAP benefits and NOT TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families). Students in the STEP program receive support services to include:

College-Level Student

  • College and career success coaching
  • Enhanced academic advising
  • Career exploration and preparation with an RCC Counselor
  • Connections to college resources and tutoring
  • Local Community STEP Partnerships
  • Support services to include supplemental funding for:
    • Textbooks
    • Transportation
    • Childcare
    • Term laptop use

Adult Basic Skills/GED® Student

  • Career exploration and preparation
  • Enhanced advising and mentoring
  • Added support for students who continue on to complete a one- to two-year or less degree or certificate in career and technology fields
  • Connections to college resources and tutoring
  • Local Community STEP Partnerships
  • Support services to include supplemental funding for:
    • ABS fee waivers
    • GED® testing fees
    • Transportation
    • Textbooks
    • Concurrent enrollment college-level classes
    • Supplies/Equipment

How do I enroll in STEP at RCC?

If you are currently receiving SNAP benefits, please complete the online forms below. Participants who are determined eligible for STEP will schedule a time to meet with their assigned STEP Coordinator to develop a plan to meet their needs and goals.

-If you are not sure if you qualify for SNAP benefits (Apply for SNAP Benefits)

Have you worked with WorkSource Rogue Valley? Each student will need to establish or update an Oregon iMatchSkills profile at WorkSource Rogue Valley.

Contact Rogue Community College’s SNAP Training & Employment Program: [email protected]


For more information contact:
Donna Plummer
STEP Program Coordinator
[email protected]
541-956-7263
Adult Basic Skills
ABS-Josephine County or
ABS-Jackson County
541-956-7490
Donna D'Inzillo
STEP Program Allied Health
[email protected]
541-9567145
Abraham (Abe) Reyes Arredondo
Admin for STEP & Compliance
[email protected]
541-956-7463