Basic Food, Employment and Training Grant
The Basic Food Employment and Training (BFET) grant has recently expanded to include transfer programs.
The Basic Food, Employment and Training program (BFET) provides access and services to food stamp recipients in Washington state. Services include job search and job search training, education and skills training, and support services to Basic Food recipients not participating in the state’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.
Are you receiving basic food assistance (SNAP)? The Basic Food Employment and Training (BFET) program can help you get the training you need for a better paying job and economic security. The program is a partnership between the Department of Social and Health Services, community and technical colleges, and community-based organizations.
Workforce Grants staff are mandatory reporters and must report any suspected public benefits fraud (1-800-562-6906), as well children, youth, and family abuse (1-866-363-4276).
You may qualify if:
- You receive or are eligible to receive food assistance, which in Washington state
is called Basic Food. Some people refer to it by the general name "food stamps."
- To see if you qualify/to apply for food assistance, visit WAConnection.org
- You are not receiving TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families). People who receive TANF get training through a different program called WorkFirst.
- You or your household is $0 eligible for food benefits, you still may be eligible for the BFET program.
- Personal assessment and career planning.
- Tuition assistance applied to a vocational certificate or non-transfer associate degree. BFET does not apply to transfer degrees or four-year degrees.
- Adult education for foundational skills in reading, writing and math.
- GED® preparation and English language instruction.
- High School 21+ , a new high school completion program for students over age 21.
- Case management.
- Job search help.
- Support services for childcare, housing, transportation, clothing, supplies and other job-related expenses.
If you need questions answered or would like to speak to a Grants staff, please click the button below.
Workforce Education Grant Coordinator
Grants House 1337 Fifth Street, Wenatchee WA