Basic Food, Employment, & Training (BFET) Program
The Basic, Food, Employment, and Training is a federally funded program that is 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 the 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, which in Washington state is called Basic Food. Some people may also refer to it by the general name "food stamps" or “SNAP benefits”.
- Enrolled in Transitional Studies, vocational, professional technical two year transfer AND non-transfer degree, or certificate programs
- Enrolled in Clark College at a minimum of one or more credit hours
- Not receiving TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families). People who receive TANF get training through a different program called WorkFirst.
Apply for food benefits through DSHS:
For more information, contact the BFET Advisor Tavish Bell
firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 992-2307.
BFET Virtual Office Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10am -- 2pm