John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program
California Foster Youth Must Make UBI Payments Work Along With Other Public Assistance
In July, California created the first statewide UBI, with monthly payments to former foster youth. Lawmakers and advocates are working to ensure the payments don't hinder other forms of public assistance.
Cash Assistance Window Closing for Some of New York’s Former Foster Youth
This week, thousands of New York's former foster youth 23 and older will lose eligibility for direct financial assistance.
$400 Million In Coronavirus Relief for Foster Youth Heads to States
The much-anticipated relief fund to help current and former foster youth amid the COVID-19 pandemic has gone out to state agencies, which will receive a proportionate share of the $400 million approved by Congress as part of the deal signed by former President Donald Trump in December.
Bill to Overhaul Child Welfare Funds Will Move in Both Chambers
The slightly re-named Family First Prevention Services Act, an overhaul of federal child welfare financing aimed at supporting more efforts to prevent foster care placements, will likely be introduced next week in both the House and Senate.
For Foster Youths at Calif. Universities, Procedural Snags Delay Crucial Chafee Benefits
Federal dollars meant to assist California foster youth with college are being held up by an unsigned agreement between two state agencies, leaving financially strapped students with a $2,500 hole as they returned to classes this month.