​​​​​​​​Basic Food Employment & Training (BFET)

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

The primary function of the BFET 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 program of study with the goal of future employment.

What our students say…

Being a BFET student has helped me in more ways than just financially. The monthly reports help me stay on track with my college career. This program helps me financially because I am currently only working two days a week because of my school schedule and COVID. The main thing that is helping me though is the monthly reports to look back on how I did that month and what I need to improve on.

Stormy Slack, BFET Student

Eligibility Requirements

Students may qualify for BFET 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 program (BAS programs are not eligible)
  • GED, HS 21+, ABE, and ESL programs may also be considered if necessary to achieve an employment goal

BFET 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

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

How to Apply for Basic Food Employment & Training (BFET)

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