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The Basic Food Employment and Training (BFET) program offers educational and workforce training opportunities to students receiving Basic Food Assistance (food stamps).

You may be eligible for the BFET program if:

  • You are currently receiving or are eligible to receive food stamps.
  • You are not currently receiving TANF.
  • You are in or plan on pursuing a career/technical program (no transfer degrees). 

Program benefits may include:

  • Establishing and/or maintaining eligibility for food stamps while attending school.
  • Eligibility for DSHS's Child Care Subsidy Program. Under many circumstances, funds for child care services also are available to participants.
  • Assistance with tuition and/or text books and required course materials (on a funds available basis).
  • Referral to on-campus and off-campus resources.

Find out if you are eligible through Washington Connection or take our Start Next Quarter quiz

To find out if you qualify, to apply or to ask more questions, contact the WorkForce office at 509-533-3042.