Emergency support

Pandemic Aid - Tennessee

About this resource

The recent Consolidated Appropriations Act set aside significant emergency relief for young people with foster care experience who are struggling because of the Pandemic.  In Tennessee, eligible youth can apply for help with living expenses, such as rent, groceries, transportation, and education. 

Tennessee has additional Pandemic Relief funding available.  To apply, follow the steps below: 

If you are currently in Extended of Foster Care, contact your Independent Living Specialist or Youth Villages Specialist
If you are currently receiving Youth Villages LifeSet services, contact your LS Specialist.
If not working with an LS specialist, please fill out the application found at the website linked above (Tennessee Pandemic Relief Website)

Scroll to the bottom until you find the application! 


  • If you were in foster care in Tennessee at the age of 14 or older and are currently 18-26
  • Young adults also have the option to re-enter Extension of Foster Care to receive additional support services
    • This applies if you aged out of foster care in Tennessee after January 27, 2020