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.”