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 are participating in the BF E&T program in Washington state.

Basic Food Employment and Training (BF E&T) Contacts for Students

College BF E&T Contact
Bates Technical College Steve Wood
(253) 680-7286
swood@bates.ctc.edu
Bellevue College Stephen Castellese
(425) 564-2270
stephen.castellese@bellevuecollege.edu
Bellingham Technical College Susan Queller
(360) 752-8492
squeller@btc.ctc.edu
Big Bend Community College Heidi Summers
(509) 793-2052
heidis@bigbend.edu
Cascadia Community College Lydia Carr
(425) 352-8023
lcarr@cascadia.edu
Centralia College Bev Gestrine
(360) 736-9391x 351
bgestrine@centralia.edu
Clark College Armetta Burney
(360) 992-2321
aburney@clark.edu
Clover Park Technical College Sharon Freeman
(253) 589-5957
sharon.freeman@cptc.edu
Columbia Basin College Debra Wagar
(509) 547-0511
dwagar@columbiabasin.edu
Edmonds Community College Jan Strand
(425) 640-1727
jstrand@edcc.edu
Everett Community College Robin Brent
(425) 388-9279
rbrent@everettcc.edu
Grays Harbor College Jen Gillies-Alvarez
(360) 538-4155
jen.gillies-alvarez@ghc.edu
Green River Community College Shobha Raman
(253) 833-9111 x 2211
sraman@greenriver.edu
Highline Community College Loyal Allen Jr.
(206) 592-3368
lallen@highline.edu
Lake Washington Institute of Technology Demetra Biros
(425) 739-8315
demetra.biros@lwtech.edu
Lower Columbia College Dani Trimble
(360) 442-2622
dtrimble@lowercolumbia.edu
North Seattle College Megan Mihara
(206) 934-3787
megan.mihara@seattlecolleges.edu
Olympic College Christine Kubli
(360) 475-6551
ckubli@olympic.edu
Peninsula College Denise Huff
(360) 417-6505
dhuff@pencol.edu
Pierce College District Susan Cable
(253) 964-6265
scable@pierce.ctc.edu
Renton Technical College Alejandra Perez
(425) 235-2352 x 5569
aperez@rtc.edu
Seattle Central College Danielle Hairston-Polk
(206) 934-3849
danielle.hairston-polk@seattlecolleges.edu
Seattle Vocational Institute Kenneth Young
(206) 934-4936
kenneth.young@seattlecolleges.edu
Shoreline Community College Savena Garrett
(206) 546-6967
sgarrett@shoreline.edu
Skagit Valley College Alison Fernandez
(360) 416-7975
alison.fernandez@skagit.edu
South Puget Sound Community College Tonya Huffines
(360) 596-5401
thuffines@spscc.edu
South Seattle College Stephanie Eustaquio
(206) 934-5835
stephanie.eustaquio@seattlecolleges.edu
Spokane Community College Susan Morgado
(509) 533-8056
smorgado@scc.spokane.edu
Spokane Falls Community College Amme Paluch
(509) 533-3599
amme.paluch@spokanefalls.edu
Tacoma Community College Marybeth McCarthy
(253) 566-5009
mmccarthy@tacomacc.edu
Walla Walla Community College Debra Erikson
(509) 527-1865
debra.erikson@wwcc.edu
Wenatchee Valley College Kristi Hills
(509) 682-6613
khills@wvc.edu
Whatcom Community College Barbara Leveque
(360) 383-3184
bleveque@whatcom.ctc.edu
Yakima Valley Community College Tina Wilson
(509) 574-4743
ewilson@yvcc.edu

Information & Forms

BF E&T Handbook

BF E&T Application Guidelines and Documents

BF E&T Budget

BF E&T Engagement

Billing

Sample Individual employment Plans (IEP)

e-JAS Access & information

eJAS for BF E&T Providers is updated to show changing components.

In order to access e-JAS, college representatives must complete and submit the Notice of Non-Disclosureword via fax to (360) 704-4418 or scan and email to Deb Knackstedt, Program Manager.

e-JAS passwords resets, please contact Deb Knackstedt, Program Manager (360) 704-4337.

For e-JAS Technical assistance, please contact the e-JAS helpdesk (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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