​​​​​​​​Basic Food Employment & Training (BFE&T)

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

The primary function of the BFE&T program at YVC is to ensure eligible students continue receiving vital services such as Basic Food Assistance and/or Child Care Subsidy while completing a professional technical or transfer program of study with the goal of future employment.

BFE&T Provides

  • Eligibility for a childcare subsidy (Working Connections Child Care) through the DSHS
  • Eligibility to receive Basic Food Benefits (Food Stamps) while enrolled in college
  • Tuition assistance
  • Financial assistance with other college-related expenses (e.g., school supplies and books)
  • Personal career assessment and planning
  • Case management and employment plans
  • Job search assistance and employment retention services

Eligibility Requirements

Students may qualify for BFE&T if they:

  • Receiving or eligible to receive Basic Food benefits (SNAP)
  • Household income at or below 200% of the federal poverty rate
  • Must not be receiving TANF
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident
  • Pursue an approved professional/technical or transfer program (BAS programs are not eligible)
  • GED, HS 21+, ABE, and ESL programs may also be considered if necessary to achieve an employment goal

Please Note
Enrollment of BFE&T is based on eligibility and availability of funds. Students must re-apply each quarter.

Apply for funding

Application Form

Contacts

Josefina (Josie) GarzaWorkforce Program Coordinator
Deccio Building (1st floor) Room 135
509.574.4743
509.574.4967
Monserrat VargasFinancial Aid Contact
Deccio Building (1st floor) Room 133
509.574.4977
509.574.4740