Phone:
(270) 809-2052
Email:
chafee.ilp@ky.gov
Website:
https://www.kyvoc.com/

About this resource

Are you a current or former foster youth? You may be eligible for newly released funding being provided to support current and former foster youth during the COVID pandemic. This assistance is aimed at getting emergency funds to youth fast while helping them get stable, back on track with work or school, etc.


Increased services include: 

Direct financial Assistance

  • $2000 per youth ages 18-26 who are in care or have aged out of care
  • Youth can sign up on their website: KYRISE.KY.gov

Housing Needs

  • Providing $100 startup funds to youth moving into apartments with FYI vouchers
  • Providing those funds to youth who were recently housed
  • Funding short term hotel stays for youth awaiting move in dates for vouchers of other programs

Expansion of Crisis Fund

  • Increase funds available through the crisis fund
  • Expand eligibility through age 26

Driving and Transportation Assistance

  • Providing youth up to $4000 for this purpose
  • Current and former foster youth 18-26
  • Assistance purchasing a vehicle, car repairs, and car insurance
  • Partnering with Goodwill Cars to Work for this initiative

Expansion of Employment Program

  • Increases age of eligibility through age 26 (until 27th birthday)
  • 5 new Peer Navigators to help with outreach and engagement

ETV (Education Training Voucher) 

  • Will provide participants maximum award of $12,000
  • Expanded eligibility to those NOT currently enrolled or making satisfactory progress
  • Providing flexible funds to cover costs to help re-enroll

PLEASE NOTE: 

Register online today! You can find the application link on the front page of the Pandemic Aid page (linked). Kentucky is asking that you please only apply once! The state pandemic relief team is working hard through the application. Someone should contact you as soon as your application is processed. 

Eligibility

If you are a current or former foster youth/alumni and have not reached your 27th birthday, register and speak with the Youth Advocacy Team about your eligibility for some and/or all services.