Basic Food, Employment and Training

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The Basic Food, Employment and Training program (BF E&T) provides access and services to food stamp 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.

The BF E&T program, offered through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA, is a source of funds for state and local agencies. States administer the process through a designated BF E&T administrative agency. The Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) is the designated agency in Washington. All 34 community and technical colleges participate in the BF E&T program.

BF E&T information and resources

For more information about the BF E&T program, email Mat Carlisle, Workforce Education Program Administrator, or call 360-704-4341.

BF E&T Contacts for Students

College BF E&T Contact
Bates Technical College Steve Wood
(253) 680-7286
Bellevue College Darlene Molsen
(425) 564-2033
Bellingham Technical College Michele Waltz
(360) 752-8492
Big Bend Community College Heidi Summers
(509) 793-2052
Cascadia College Gordon Dutrisac
(425) 352-8288
Centralia College Bev Gestrine
(360) 736-9391x 351
Clark College Armetta Burney
(360) 992-2321
Clover Park Technical College Fran Matz
(253) 589-5688
Columbia Basin College Debra Wagar
(509) 547-0511
Edmonds Community College Jan Strand
(425) 640-1727
Everett Community College Robin Brent
(425) 388-9279
Grays Harbor College Jen Gillies-Alvarez
(360) 538-4155
Green River College Shobha Raman
(253) 833-9111 x 2211
Highline College Loyal Allen Jr.
(206) 592-3368
Lake Washington Institute of Technology Demetra Biros
(425) 739-8315
Lower Columbia College Dani Trimble
(360) 442-2622
North Seattle College Megan Mihara
(206) 934-3787
Olympic College Christine Kubli
(360) 475-6551
Peninsula College Denise Huff
(360) 417-6505
Pierce College District Susan Cable
(253) 964-6265
Renton Technical College Alejandra Mendoza
(425) 235-2352 x 5569
Seattle Central College Danielle Hairston-Polk
(206) 934-3849
Seattle Vocational Institute Andrea Samuels
(206) 934-4389
Shoreline Community College Savena Garrett
(206) 546-6967
Skagit Valley College Alison Fernandez
(360) 416-7975
South Puget Sound Community College Tonya Huffines
(360) 596-5401
South Seattle College Stephanie Eustaquio
(206) 934-6667
Spokane Community College Susan Morgado
(509) 533-8056
Spokane Falls Community College Amme Paluch
(509) 533-3599
Tacoma Community College Marybeth McCarthy
(253) 566-5009
Walla Walla Community College Debra Erikson
(509) 527-1865
Wenatchee Valley College Anita Janis
(509) 682-6615
Whatcom Community College Monique Stefens
(360) 383-3183
Yakima Valley Community College Tina Wilson
(509) 574-4743

BF E&T Listserv

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BF E&T Information & Forms

BF E&T Handbook

BF E&T Application Guidelines and Documents

BF E&T Budget

BF E&T Engagement


Sample Individual employment Plans (IEP)


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eJAS Access & information

Access to eJAS

College representatives must complete and submit the DSHS Non-Disclosure formword. Please submit by email to Mason Norman, Workforce Services Coordinator, or fax to 360- 704-4418.

eJAS password reset

Email Mason Norman, Workforce Services Coordinator, or call 360-704-4337. Please provide your UserID when requesting a password reset..

eJAS technical assistance

For technical assistance other than password resets, please contact the DSHS eJAS helpdesk at or 360-664-4560.


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SBCTC Upload Engine (SUE)

SUE is a secure site for colleges to upload confidential information. For assistance, contact Mason Norman,Workforce Services Coordinator.


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