Working to transform the child welfare system.

S 4318: American Workers, Families, and Employers Assistance Act

S.4318 will allow states to waive certain requirements for Education and Training Vouchers, including the requirement that students utilizing the award must be making satisfactory academic process towards their program. 

The bill will also waive limitations on the amount of funds allowed for housing assistance. S.4318 will allow states to use more than 30% of Federal allotment for room and board payments. It will also expand eligibility for room and board payments to all former foster youth aged 18 and older who have experienced foster care after age 14, even if they did not age out of care.