FoodShare Employment and Training (FSET)

The FoodShare Employment and Training (FSET) program is a free program that helps FoodShare members build their job skills and find jobs. FSET will assess your strengths, needs and preferences to help you with getting a job. If you are interested in FSET services, contact your agency to ask what FSET services are available in your area. Learn more about FSET (PDF, 80 KB).

Note: You must be currently getting FoodShare benefits to take part in FSET. Apply now.


New FoodShare Rules


As of April 1, 2015 if you are age 18 through 49 and do not have any children under age 18 living in your home who are in the same FoodShare household, you may need to meet a work requirement to keep getting FoodShare benefits, unless you meet an exemption.

There are three ways to meet the work requirement:

  1. Work at least 80 hours each month, or
  2. Take part in an allowable work program such as FSET, Wisconsin Works (W-2) or certain programs under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) at least 80 hours each month, or
  3. Both work and take part in an allowable work program for a combined total of at least 80 hours each month.

FSET can help you meet your work requirement. Learn more about:
The Work Requirement for Adults Age 18 through 49
P-00710 (English, Albanian, Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, Hmong, Laotian, Russian, Serbian, Somali, Spanish, Vietnamese) (PDF, 120 KB).

Keep in mind that if you choose not to meet the work requirement, you will only get 3 months of FoodShare benefits in a 36-month (3 year) period until you meet the work requirement, meet an exemption, or your 36-month period has passed.
You can still take part in FSET even if you do not have to meet a work requirement. To take part in FSET, contact your agency and let them know that you are interested in FSET services.

New FSET Regions and Service Providers

Starting April 1, 2015, there will be new FSET regions across the state. Some of these regions may have a new FSET service provider. See the FSET region map to find your region and your FSET service provider.

Last Revised: September 18, 2015