South Carolina Department of Social Services provides much needed support to foster families

South Caroline DSS issued a letter to foster parents announcing that they will be receiving an additional $90/month/child to support the needs of children and youth to begin the month of March 2020 and continuing throughout the Covid-19 emergency declaration period. The temporary increase aims to “help your family address emergent needs with children and young people being home from school and the many other ways the home or work order is likely affecting your family.”

South Caroline is one of several states, including New Mexico, using increased FMAP to provide additional financial support to foster families.

Letter here.