Basic Food Employment & Training (BFET)

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Who We Are


Basic Food Employment and Training (BFET) program provides employment readiness opportunities to Basic Food (SNAP) recipients who are not participating in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

(TANF) WorkFirst program.  Services are provided through contracted community & technical colleges and/or community based organizations (CBO). BFET is an important part of the state’s comprehensive workforce development system, helping low-income individuals, displaced workers, and employers reach their human potential by encouraging economic well-being through skill acquisition, personal responsibility and gainful employment.