Supporting Foster Youth & Families through the Pandemic Act

Since the passage of the Supporting Foster Youth and Families through the Pandemic Act, which was enacted on Dec. 27, 2020, DFPS has been working through the legislation and how it relates to youth currently and formerly in foster care. With the March 9, 2021, release of additional instructions and clarifications provided by Program Instruction ACYF-CB-PI-21-04 relating to temporary flexibilities and assistance to support youth and young adults during the pandemic, DFPS is finalizing plans to provide the needed financial support to those impacted by the pandemic.

As DFPS continues finalizing plans, the following information and guidance may help those serving youth currently and formerly in foster care:

Please stay tuned for more detailed information to come. Visit our COVID-19 webpage for more information and resources.