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. 

What does the new law do?

  • Provides resource support for young people from care  ages 14+ and up to 26
  • Assistance to former foster care youth to cover basic needs


First, you will need to check if you are eligible to receive funds. After that, they will assist you in getting funds. You can do that by contacting your local representative:


  • Have foster care experience and are between the ages of 14-26
  • For eligible young people who do not wish to re-enter foster care, financial assistance may be available.