Basic Food Education & Training Program

The Basic Food, Employment and Training program (BFET) provides access and services to Basic Food 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.

Am I Eligible?

  • Currently receiving or eligible to receive DSHS Basic Food (food stamps) Assistance*
  • Not receiving DSHS TANF cash assistance (may be eligible for WorkFirst benefits instead).
  • Enrolled in a Professional/Technical program or in an ELA, ABE or High School completion programs.
  • Returning students must have met Satisfactory Academic Progress during the prior quarter by having earned a 2.0 GPA or higher and completed at least 50% of attempted credits.

See If I Am Eligible

Income Requirements

 Family Size Yearly Gross Income Limit
 1 $24,280
 2 $32,920
 3 $41,560
 4 $50,200
 5 $58,840
 6 $67,480
7 $76,120
8 $84,760

*Federal BFA is only allowable for the BFET program. You cannot be receiving Tribal or State BFA.