Reminder: Extra help for young adults who aged out of foster care

When the federal Consolidated Appropriations Act became law in December, it added extra support for vulnerable youth and young adults impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill provides emergency support and temporary flexibility for Ohio’s Education and Training Voucher program.

If you think you might qualify, look into it soon. The extra support ends Sept. 30.

The temporary flexibility includes increased funding for ETV recipients, including those who were enrolled in Spring semester 2020 and/or the current academic year. Young adults may receive ETV funding until their  27th birthday.

Also, young adults who were in foster care on their 18th birthday and have not yet turned 27 years old should contact their local public children service agency for additional support. Contact information for Ohio’s 88 Public Children Service Agency can be found here.

If you think you are eligible for this funding and you have school-related expenses, please complete an Economic Needs Assessment (ENA) here as a first step. You will hear from an ETV advisor within seven business days regarding other requirements and next steps.