The Basic Food, Employment and Training program (BFET) 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 BFET 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 BFET 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 BFET program.
DSHS BFET Provider Resources
- BFET Providers Handbook (revised October 2019)
- BFET Participant Reimbursement Director
- DSHS Sample IEP
BFET Application Guidelines and Documents
The documents on the BFET grants page provide detailed information about how grant funds can be used, who can apply, the application process and deadlines.
College staff use the electronic Jobs Automated System (eJAS) — pronounced eJazz — to create employment-focused service plans, track work-based learning, document case notes, run reports and more.
Access to eJAS
College representatives must complete and submit the DSHS Non-Disclosure form.
Please submit by email to Dylan Jilek, assistant to the director, Workforce Education
eJAS password reset
Please provide your User ID when requesting a password reset.
eJAS technical assistance
Washington State Perkins V Plan
Find information about Perkins V (the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act) is being implemented in Washington. Information and resources are available for community and technical colleges at Perkins V.
Join an eList
Get involved in conversations with your peers at other colleges. Join the BFET Mailman Mail-List.
Last Modified: 1/17/20 9:56 AM