Supporting Foster Youth & Families Through the Pandemic Act  

This was introduced by Rep. Danny Davis (D- IL) and Rep. Jackie Walorski (R - IN) on Aug 7, 2020. The proposal includes almost every #UpChafee ask, and so much more to help families through this crisis!

If enacted, the Act would:

  • Provide $400 million for Chafee to help youth with education, employment, financial management, housing, emotional support and assured connections to caring adults
  • Expand Chafee eligibility through age 26
  • Reserve an extra $50 million for Chafee Education & Training Vouchers, and raise the amount per youth from $5,000 to $12,000 each year
  • Remove the 30% cap on room and board and other education/work requirements for ETV and extended care
  • Moratorium on aging out (and allows for re-entry into care)

And other important provisions to support families through the COVID pandemic, including increased funding and support for:

  • Prevention programs
  • MaryLee Allen Promoting Safe and Stable Families Program
  • Court Improvement Program
  • Home Visiting Program
  • Kinship Navigator Program

We urge members of Congress to work together and act swiftly so that foster youth and families can get the COVID-19 Emergency Aid they so desperately need!


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