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Basic Food Employment and Training (BFET)


What is 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 Olympic 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.

Students may qualify for BFET 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

Complete a BFET application and return it to the BFET office. BFET staff will send an email confirmation once you application has been approved.

BFET program staff can give you a referral letter to provide verification to DSHS.

Funding is determined on a case by case basis by the BFET Program Specialist. Contact program staff to set up an appointment.