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ELIGIBILITY

  • Youth ages 18-23 receiving Education Training Vouchers (ETV).

  • Youth ages 16-21 who are in foster care for a period of 6 months as a CHINS or adjudicated a delinquent with a case plan establishing the need for independent living services.

  • Youth ages 16-21 who were formerly in foster care for a minimum of 6 months as a CHINS or adjudicated a delinquent between the ages of 16-18 that were returned to their own homes and remain a CHINS or adjudicated a delinquent with a case plan establishing a need for independent living services.

  • Youth ages 16-21 who were formerly in foster care for a minimum of 6 months as a CHINS or adjudicated a delinquent between the ages of 16-18 who have been adopted or placed in a guardianship from foster care and were receiving independent living services prior to the dismissal of their case.

  • Youth ages 18-21 who were formerly in foster care for a minimum of 6 months as a CHINS or adjudicated delinquent between the ages of 16-18 under the supervision of the DCS and had a case plan establishing the need for independent living services.

  • Youth ages 18-21 who would otherwise meet the eligibility criteria above and who were in the custody of another state or were a ‘ward of another state’ will be eligible if, through the Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children, there is a verification of wardship and all eligibility criteria from the state of jurisdiction.

 


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