About this resource

The recent Consolidated Appropriations Act set aside significant emergency relief for young people with foster care experience who are struggling right now because of the Pandemic.​

The state of Alabama now offers the option to allow young adults who have reached 18 years of age but not yet reached 27 years of age access to Pandemic support funds. This federal funding provides Alabama with time-limited resources to respond to some of the needs of youth and young adults who need support due to the hardships of COVID-19. 

The financial assistance can help with: 

  • rent payments
  • utility bills
  • transportation
  • groceries
  • other basic needs


Follow the link and complete the Self-Registration Form

Check your email the week after you apply for a follow-up checklist that MUST BE COMPLETED for DHR review.


*These funds will not be available after September 30, 2021 


  • You are 18 years old, but not yet reached your 27th birthday
  • You aged out of care at age 18 
  • You are over 18 and still in foster care and a resident of Alabama
  • You have an identified need