Guidance on Supporting Youth & Young Adults in Foster Care through the Pandemic with Division X

In December 2020, Congress enacted into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, which includes a provision called Supporting Foster Youth and Families through the Pandemic (known as “Division X”).

Division X allows for increased, temporary funding and opportunities for extended foster care, return to care or participation in the Education and Training Voucher (ETV) program. The Children’s Commission recently released an email that outlines the new – but temporary – support for youth and young adults through the COVID-19 pandemic who may be impacted by these changes.

The relief is temporary with very strict deadlines. CASA volunteers and other advocates for a youth or young adult who will age out of foster care prior to Sept. 30, 2021, should be sure to review the guidance from the Children’s Commission, discuss these temporary relief options with them, and assist the youth with contacting their PAL and ETV Coordinators.
Review Guidance on Division X
Please contact Aimee Corbin at aimee.corbin@txcourts.gov with any additional questions or concerns regarding the extended foster care, return to care, or ETV expansion.