Employment and Training Programs

DSHS believes the best path out of poverty is through employment and offers several programs to help our clients get a job.

BFET and RISE Provider Map


Basic Food Employment & Training (BFET)

The Washington State Basic Food Employment and Training (BFE&T or BFET) program provides job search, job search training, self-directed job search, educational services, skills training, and other employment opportunities to Basic Food (SNAP) recipients who are not participating in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) WorkFirst work program.  Services are provided through community or technical colleges and/or community based organizations (CBO).