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Program Instruction ACYF-CB-PI-21-04: Division X, the Supporting Foster Youth and Families Act

Today, the Children’s Bureau released Program Instruction on Division X, the Supporting Foster Youth and Families Act, which passed as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act. The attached PI covers: 

  • Temporary requirements for title IV-E agencies to allow youth over age 18 to remain in or re-enter foster care and suspension of the age and education/employment requirements for title IV-E foster care maintenance payments for youth;
  • Additional funding and flexibilities provided under the John H. Chafee Foster Care Program for Successful Transition to Adulthood (Chafee program) and Education and Training Vouchers (ETV) Program;
  • Supplemental funding for the MaryLee Allen Promoting Safe and Stable Families Program;
  • Supplemental funding for the Court Improvement Program;
  • Temporary enhanced funding for the title IV-E Prevention Services Program; and
  • Adjustments to baselines used to calculate Funding Certainty Grants authorized by the Family First Transition Act.