About this resource

The recent Consolidated Appropriations Act set aside emergency relief for young people with foster care experience who are struggling because of the Pandemic.​ Each state is able to decide how the funds will be applied to the youth in their care.

Kansas is offering financial assistance to eligible individuals. To apply: 

  • Go to the website linked above 

  • First, complete the Pre-Application Questions, so you know if you are eligible or not

    • You can print the application and return it in person, too, if you prefer!

  • Last, simply fill out the IL Pandemic Relief Online Application

Please note: You will need identifying documents with you at the time of applying.


  • Currently between the ages 18 and 20 (under age 21)

  • Currently residing in Kansas

  • Experienced out of home placement(s) (either through the Department for Children and Families, Tribal custody, or juvenile corrections custody)

  • The applicant shall not have received an Independent Living Pandemic Relief Payment previously.