The Chafee Foster Care Independent Living Program had additional funds to help youth in foster care, their foster families and former foster youth recover from the recent COVID-19 public health emergency.
Youth between the ages of 14-17 with open dependency cases in-home, as well as those currently in out of home care, including relative/non-relative placements and level one licensed homes, post-adoption youth and former foster youth, ages 18-23, were eligible for financial assistance!
Many funding categories were offering additional funds, and youth who previously received Division X Chafee funds, were eligible for additional incentives or funds.
***New Information: The federal government and the Florida Department of Children and Families have approved a second round one-time stimulus payment for eligible youth (ages 14-17) and young adults (ages 18-23). Refer to the guides below for more information.***
Funding Overview- Ages 14-17-Updated
Funding Guide- Ages 14-17-Updated
Information Session Materials:
Funding Overview- Ages 18-23- Updated
Funding Guide- Ages 18-23- Updated
Virtual Town Halls:
We hosted two Virtual Town Hall Meetings to provide information to youth on the Expanded Division X Chafee funds. Recordings are available below: