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
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Qualifying educational programs
- 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 BFET Coordinator Monique Stefens to review your academic plan and BFET program eligibility at 360.383.3185 or BFET@whatcom.edu.