Basic Food Employment & Training
The Washington State Basic Food Employment and Training (BFE&T or BFET) program provides career planning, self-directed job search, educational services, and skills training to Basic Food (SNAP) recipients who are not participating in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) WorkFirst work program.
- Eligible for Basic Food Assistance
- A Washington State Resident
- Household income at or below 200% of Federal Poverty Level
- Enrolled in at least six credits
QUALIFYING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
|Adult Basic Education (ABE)|
|High School Equivalency/GED®|
POTENTIAL PROGRAM BENEFITS
Enroll in BFET to meet DSHS program work requirements for students receiving Basic Food Assistance.
Receive a childcare subsidy through Working Connections Childcare.
Receive additional support on campus with academic advising, connection to community resources and career planning.
Possible tuition assistance and other scholarships (requires additional application).
Contact the BFET Coordinator to review your academic plan and BFET program eligibility.
BFET Coordinator/Education Planner
Whatcom Community College