The Basic Food Employment and Training (BFET) program provides aid to LWTech students receiving federal Basic Food Assistance (food stamps) from the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS).
Students on BFET may receive:
You may be eligible to participate in the BFET program at LWTech if you:
Basic Food Assistance provides funding to help pay for food expenses and is an eligibility requirement for the BFET program. Many students qualify for food assistance, but do not apply. The combination of Basic Food, BFET, and Financial Aid can help students pay for education and living expenses while attending LWTech. You may qualify if your income falls within the following ranges:
The Food Benefits application is available online through Washington Connection. For assistance in applying for Basic Food Assistance, please watch the "Applying for Food Benefits" video below or contact the BFET coordinator.
For resources related to the impact of COVID-19 on the campus community, please see Coronavirus Information and Resources. Community resource information related to the pandemic is available through our Community Resource webpage. If you were recently laid off or are receiving unemployment due to COVID-19, assistance applying for Unemployment Insurance (UI) through the Employment Security Department(ESD) can be found on the Worker Retraining webpage.
The Community Resource webpage houses links and contact information for many of our Community Based Partners.
The Employment Resource Center (ERC) assists students with job search, and career planning, as well as providing a variety of workshops, training, and events to support students, graduates, and community members.
Student Success Workshops and resources are free and available to all LWTech students. The offered workshops cover a variety of topics related to student success.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Take the "Start Next Quarter" (SNQ) online survey to see if you are eligible for WFD programs.
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