The Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program helps young people age 16 and up who’ve experienced foster care by providing funding and supports to help them achieve their educational goals. The Federal Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021’s Division X provision temporarily expands the cap for ETV funds from $5,000 to up to $12,000 for eligible young people. It also expands the upper age limit.
As we prepare for the upcoming school year, now is the time to make sure your CASA program staff and volunteers understand the qualifications and deadlines, and how to help young people apply! You can request a FREE training on ETV benefits on the Texas ETV website.