​​​​​​​​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 Yakima Valley College is to ensure eligible students continue receiving vital services such as Basic Food Assistance and/or Child Care Subsidy while completing a Professional Technical program of study with the goal of future employment.

BFE&T Provides

  • Eligibility for Working Connections Child Care through the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)
  • Eligibility to receive Basic Food Benefits (Food Stamps) while enrolled in college
  • Financial assistance with college related expenses
  • Support Services

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

Eligibility Requirements

Students may qualify for BFE&T if they:

  • Receive or qualify to receive federal SNAP benefits from DSHS
  • Are not currently receiving TANF
  • Have an employment goal and intend to go to work after completing training
  • Pursue an approved professional-technical program of study (no transfer degrees) related to employment goal
  • GED, HS 21+, ABE and ESL programs may also be considered if necessary to achieve employment goal

Apply for funding

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