Basic Food, Employment, & Training (BFET) Program
The Basic Food Employment and Training program at Clark College is a federally funded program, designed to help remove barriers and provide students with access to education and skills training opportunities.
Students who qualify for the BFET Program may be eligible to receive:
- Assistance with tuition, books and mandatory fees
- Assistance with testing, licensing, and certification costs (pending availability of funds)
- Childcare assistance through Working Connections/Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)
- Eligibility for federal food benefits, if you were previously denied due to school attendance or the 20 hour/week work requirement
- Educational advising and personal support
- Additional community resources and funding options to overcome barriers
- Job search assistance and employment retention services
Program Eligibility criteria:
- Completion of the FAFSA or WASFA
- Receiving or are eligible to receive food assistance. In Washington State, this is called Basic Food ("food benefits," "food stamps," EBT, or SNAP).
- Enrollment in courses with the intent to begin employment upon completion.
- Transitional Studies, including CAP, ESL, HS21+, and GED
- Professional/Technical programs including AAT, AAS, CP, CC, CA
- AA Degrees with an employment goal
- AST Degrees with an employment goal
- Enrolled in Clark College in required classes toward the declared major.
- Not receiving TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families).
- Receiving TANF provides eligibility for school tuition, fees, and books through the WorkFirst program.
Apply for food benefits through DSHS:
For more information, contact the BFET Specialist, Victoria Walters
firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 992-2321
BFET Virtual Office Hours
Monday & Wednesday 10am -- 2pm
Workforce Education Services Office Hours
Gaiser Hall #215