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.
Note: The guidance from the Children’s Commission was updated with a correction after we initially shared it in the May 5 edition of The CASA Voice. The correction is indicated with an asterisk (*).