Federal Legislative Advocacy for Older Youth

Policy 1: Increase Chafee Funding by 500 Million

Policy 2: Extend the Age of Eligibility for Chafee Aftercare Services to Age 23 for All Youth

Policy 3: Suspend Participation Requirements for Young People in Extended Foster Care

Policy 4: Place a Moratorium on Discharges from the Foster Care System for Youth Ages 18-21

Policy 5: Allow States to Draw Down Title IV-E funds until a Young Person Reaches age 22

See here for a PDF on federal legislative advocacy with supporting information.

See here for a new messaging tool: “Five Reasons Why Congress Should Increase Chafee Act Funds to Provide Immediate Support to Older Youth In & Leaving Foster Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic.”

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