Serving Texans Recently Aged Out of Foster Care

Young Adult Pandemic Aid

 

The Texas Center for Child and Family Studies in partnership with Monarch Family Services is pleased to announce the onset of the Young Adult Pandemic Aid (PanAid), a funding opportunity for young adults that have aged-out of foster care or youth in extended care who experienced financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic. This opportunity is specifically applicable for older youth and young adults ages 18 up to their 27th birthday, and is designed to help them afford immediate and basic needs such as rent, groceries, cell phone bills and more.  

PanAid needs community funding distribution partners. Organizations such as transition centers, residential child care operations, supervised living centers, and other youth service providers are all highly encouraged to participate and complete an application.   

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN

The Center and Monarch invite applications for organizations to directly support young adults that have aged-out of foster care or youth in extended care as they address unplanned expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic by disbursing Title IV-E Chafee Funds authorized under the Foster Youth Pandemic Act.

Applications for eligible young adults is anticipated to be open August 10, 2021, following the selection of funding distribution partners.

Please share this opportunity with organizations that may be interested in applying to be a partner.

Organizational Information

Request for Applications OPEN: Funding Opportunity for Organizations to Support Young Adults in Formerly in Foster Care   

The Center and Monarch invite applications for organizations to directly support young adults that have aged-out of foster care or youth in extended care as they address unplanned expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic by disbursing Title IV-E Chafee Funds authorized under the Foster Youth Pandemic Act.  Funding will be awarded through a selection process at no more than $100,000 per organization.  

Organizations applying for relief funds must be a service provider operating in the State of Texas that serves/has demonstrated contact and has a plan for outreach with the target young adult population this money is to benefit, including: 

  • Active Transition Center; 
  • DFPS-licensed 24-Hour Residential Child Care operation with an active contract with DFPS; 
  • Single Source Continuum Contractor (SSCC); 
  • An operation contracted to provide Supervised Independent Living services (SIL) to DFPS Youth; or 
  • Other youth service provider, including but not limited to: food banks, community colleges, health clinics, and non-profits. 

Get Involved

Organizational Application Deadline

Applications are due no later than 5pm Central Time on August 3, 2021. Tentative award announcements are anticipated August 9, 2021. Respondents may submit one proposal per organization.  Awarded organizations must be willing to act quickly to disburse these funds to young adults by 12/30/2021.

Read the RFA

Get in Touch

Direct your questions to panaid@tacfs.org or call Monarch Family Services at 281-236-3989.

Young Adult Information

PanAid is an opportunity specifically applicable for older youth and young adults ages 18 up to their 27th birthday who were placed in foster care by DFPS and “aged out of care” and is designed to help them afford immediate and basic needs such as rent, groceries, cell phone bills and more.  

Applications for eligible young adults is anticipated to be open August 10, 2021, following the selection of funding distribution partners. Please monitor this page for more info, or reach out to panaid@tacfs.org for more information.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is my organization eligible to be a funding distribution partner? Organizations applying for relief funds must be a service provider operating in the State of Texas that serves/has demonstrated contact and has a plan for outreach with the target young adult population this money is to benefit, including: 

  • Active Transition Center; 
  • DFPS-licensed 24-Hour Residential Child Care operation with an active contract with DFPS; 
  • Single Source Continuum Contractor (SSCC); 
  • An operation contracted to provide Supervised Independent Living services (SIL) to DFPS Youth; or 
  • Other youth service provider, including but not limited to: food banks, community colleges, health clinics, and non-profits. 

I am a young adult and a former foster youth, am I eligible to receive assistance?  

Eligibility requirements for PanAid recipients include: 

  • Age 18 up to their 27th birthday 
  • Placed in foster care by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services 
  •  Aged out of foster care care 

PanAid Key Dates

July 21, 2021

RFA Opens

July 27, 2 PM, 2021

FAQ Webinar for Funding Distribution Partner Applicants

Register Here

August 3, 2021

Applications Due from Funding Distribution Partner

(no later than 5 PM Central Time)

Apply Here

August 9, 2021

Anticipated Award Announcements for Funding Distribution Partners

August 10, 2021

Young Adult Applications Open

December 30, 2021

Award Distribution Closes