DFPS rolls out financial support to foster youth and young adults during the COVD-19 pandemic.

Support is available for youth and young adults in the following areas:

  • Funds for youth and young adults age 14-20 (up until their 21st birthday)  currently in foster care or in extended foster care. These funds can meet pandemic-related needs, but also educational, vocational, and a variety of auxiliary personal and transitional needs for youth and young adults.
  • Funds for young adults age 18-20 (up until their 21st birthday) who have aged out and left foster care. These funds are able to meet not only pandemic related needs, but also educational, vocational, and a variety of auxiliary personal and transitional needs for youth and young adults.
  • Education Training Vouchers (ETV) are able to meet up to $12,000 of needs through September 30, 2022, including some non-Cost-of-Attendance needs.

How to Request Aid