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 Department of Agriculture, is a source of funds for state and local agencies. Customarily, states administer the process through a designated BF E&T administrative agency. In our state, the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) is the designated agency. All 34 community and technical colleges participate in the BF E&T program in Washington state.
Basic Food Employment and Training (BF E&T) Contacts for Students
BFET Listserv Information
- FSET Listserv
BFET was formerly called Food Stamps Education and Training. The listserv is still identified as FSET.
- Listserv FAQs
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)
eJAS Access & information
Access to eJAS:
eJAS password reset:
- Contact Deb Knackstedt, Program Manager by email or (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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 664-4560.
SBCTC Upload Engine (SUE)
SUE is a secure site for colleges to upload
confidential information. In need of assistance, please contact Deb Knackstedt, Program Manager.
For more information about the BF E&T program in general, contact Mat Carlisle .
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