Students who qualify may be eligible for:
One-time Deposit Assistance, Eviction Prevention & Crisis Mitigation funding as funds are available
Access to Shower & Personal Hygiene
Referrals to community housing support providers
To be eligible, students must:
Be actively enrolled in the current quarter and have successfully completed at least one quarter in any program of study
Maintain good academic standing with Financial Aid, per SFCC’s Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy
Attest to and document housing status & housing needs
Complete the special SSEH application
Funds are limited, so WorkForce asks you apply, but continue to explore other resources. We have compiled a list of college and community resources that may be able to address barriers:
Resource Center of Spokane County (RCSC) has a goal to help the underserved members of our community achieve economic empowerment by increasing access to opportunities and restoring hope. This is done by providing access to a wide variety of agencies offering a diverse number of services, including housing, training, healthcare, and justice-involved services among others. Learn more about the Resource Center of Spokane County.
2-1-1 connects callers, at no cost, to critical health and human services in their community. If you are unable to find a service, please dial 2-1-1 for assistance. If you are outside of Washington State or having a problem using the 2-1-1 number, please call 1-877-211-9274.
Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation has the mission to support students. Each January applications for over 100 scholarships open with a select number becoming available again in August. There are also some limited emergency funds available through the CCS Foundation. Learn more about Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation.
If you are in need of food assistance
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, called Basic Food in Washington, helps people with low incomes make ends meet by providing monthly benefits to buy food. You can check if you are eligible for Basic Food and apply at WashingtonConnection.org. If you are receiving Basic Food, you may also qualify for BFET.
For our students to succeed, we realize basic needs must first be met. SFCC’s Skitch’s Pantry is here to assist students who need food and hygiene assistance, free of charge. Learn more about Skitch’s Pantry.
The SFCC Library offers loaner laptops, hotspots, and other essential technology for SFCC students. If you are a WorkFirst or BFET student, let the Library Circulation know! Learn more about Library Services.
Location: Library Bldg 2, Room 103
3410 W. Whistalks Way | Spokane, WA 99224 | MS 3020