Youth who ‘aged out’ of foster care urged to return
New funding will provide $964 or more per month to eligible youth
From DHS in MN today; Federal changes to foster youth eligibility requirements temporarily suspend youth from being “aged out” of foster care. The temporary changes also protect youth from losing their foster care eligibility for not meeting education, training or work requirements. The changes are effective through Sept. 30, 2021. This is a Federal program that should apply to almost 800 Minnesota youth (and all across the nation).
The additional funding and the temporary changes to eligibility requirements come from the federal Consolidated Appropriations Act, which allotted $6.8 million from the John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program and nearly $1 million in Education and Training Voucher funds to Minnesota foster care programs.
If you know a foster family or a child that has or may be aging out, pass this on (details below)
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