Basic Food, Employment & Training Grant

Opportunities for students receiving basic food assistance

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After completing the funding survey, submit one application for all five grants!

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What is the Basic Food, Employment & Training (BFET) Grant?

We understand that it is can be difficult to focus on advancing your education when you may be struggling with food insecurity. For our students that qualify for Basic Food Assistance through the Department of Social & Health Services (DSHS), we may be able to help you with tuition, books or other needs.

Our partnership with DSHS helps you gain training or earn a degree in over 60 professional/technical programs of study.

What can BFET do for me?

  • Help you navigate the DSHS Basic Food Assistance process, including applying for assistance and maintaining benefit status
  • Provide funds for tuition, fees and textbooks
  • Access DSHS childcare assistance
  • Academic advising
  • Career guidance
  • Other financial support

Am I eligible?

You may be eligible for the BFET Grant if you:

  • Are eligible to receive Basic Food Assistance (regardless of whether you are currently receiving assistance or not)
  • Are enrolled in a GED, High School or English Language Acquisition course
  • Are enrolled in any Certificate, AAS or AA degree pathway

Non-Discrimination Statement:

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.


The quickest way to find out if you qualify for one of our grants is to take our funding survey!

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