Educational and Training Vouchers Program (ETV)
Chafee Fact Sheet
Chafee ETV program provides resources specifically to meet the educational and
training needs of Title IV-E eligible foster youth. The Chafee ETV program
offers up to $5,000 per year for post secondary education and training to
assist youth with skill development needed to lead independent and productive
To qualify for the Chafee ETV program, a youth must have received, or was
eligible to receive, Independent Living Program (ILP) services between the ages
of 16-19, and not reach their 22nd birthday as of July 1 of the current year.
Youth can continue to participate in the Chafee ETV program until they turn 23
years of age, if enrolled in a post secondary education or training program and
making satisfactory progress toward completion of that program. Youth are
required to complete the
and the Free Application for
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
forms to apply.
The Financial Aid Office at the school the youth plans to attend is asked to
submit a needs analysis so that the award amount can be determined. Once
determined, a notification letter is then sent to the youth informing them of
the grant award amount that will be disbursed to their Financial Aid Office.
All County Information Notice I-11-11 Chafee Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program Eligibility Verification Process
This ACIN provides
guidance on the Chafee ETV eligibility verification process.
For more information, refer to the Free Money
for College or Training
For Additional Information:
Foster Care Support Services Bureau
744 P Street, MS 8-13-78
Sacramento, CA 95814
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