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Older Youth Pandemic Relief: Moving Forward with Federal Guidance - Shared screen with speaker view
Sixto Cancel
36:08
Thanks everyone! And Shout to the advocates and lived experienced experts who pushed to make this happen.
Angel Petite
36:35
Reminder that you can view this recording and all webinar resources at: fosterclub.org/oypr
Angel Petite
37:20
You can access the Program Instruction here: https://www.fosterclub.com/blog/public-policy/program-instructions-released-older-youth-pandemic-relief
Ashleigh Balser
41:43
Where can I be able to access this presentation?
Angel Petite
41:59
HI Ashleigh! You can view this recording and all webinar resources at: fosterclub.org/oypr
Ashleigh Balser
42:28
Thank you so much!
Erika Klotz
43:15
I thought the moratorium was only up until a young adult turns 22 or 9/30/21, whichever comes first.
Angel Petite
43:34
That was some earlier understanding. The PI states there is no upper age limit.
Erika Klotz
43:48
Wow, that is new. What does PI stand for?
Tony Parsons
43:56
Program Instruction
Erika Klotz
43:59
Thanks!
Angel Petite
44:10
Yes it is! You can access the Program Instruction here: https://www.fosterclub.com/blog/public-policy/program-instructions-released-older-youth-pandemic-relief
Serita Cox
44:16
We're hearing from several counties in CA that the State can decide whether extension goes to Sept 2021 or is limited to our fiscal year which end Jun 31 2021
Erika Klotz
44:44
Thank you for that link!
Serita Cox
44:44
Oops -- forgot … is this true?
Angel Petite
47:25
Hi Serita - are you looking at extension of care (like preventing aging out) or providing re-entry?
Serita Cox
49:14
Extension of care… We've heard from several CA counties that are waiting for State to let them know if this ends at the end of our fiscal year or will be carried over to Sept. They are very concerned by the thousands of youth who are 22 all being kicked out on the same day
Jenny Pokempner (she/her)
49:15
Serita--I think June may be when the moratorium that CA law provided may end.
Angel Petite
49:49
The federal moratorium is in place through 9/30/21.
Serita Cox
50:24
So does State moratorium trumps Federal or vice versa?
Tony Parsons
52:16
To use federal funds federal law would trump state law.
Sarah Phillips
52:40
Would you have any recommendations or thoughts about how to support young people accessing the financial support they should have received from the stimulus payments, in addition to these funds?
Angel Petite
53:05
Great question, Sarah! We are working on an updated document that includes tips for young people to access those stimulus payments.
Sixto Cancel
53:11
Sarah we do - sixto@thinkof-us.org
Sixto Cancel
53:13
Have to jump
Angel Petite
53:18
Thanks so much Sixto!
Sixto Cancel
53:26
But feel free to email and I know foster club has ideas too
Sixto Cancel
53:30
Thanks Angel!
Molly Dunn
56:22
Regarding re-entry, the statute seems to place an upper age limit of 22 on re-entry, but the PI states there is no upper age limit. Can you please clarify? If there is, in fact, no upper age limit are states free to set one?
Angel Petite
58:12
Summary of Permissible Uses ^^
Aubrey Edwards-Luce
58:51
YES TikTok
Jenny Pokempner (she/her)
59:14
There is no upper age limit for extension or re-entry in the law. The law only references the age 22 in terms of the public awareness campaign. Even in that case, the PI urges states to think of outreach more broadly.
Angel Petite
01:00:04
Please continue to drop your questions in the chat!
Lynne Kazama
01:00:05
Is this taxable to the young adult?
Courtney Matthews
01:00:28
Can Chafee direct cash assistance be provided to young adults in IV-E Extension of Foster Care?
Molly Dunn
01:00:43
Thanks, Jenny!
Sara Riffel
01:02:05
Do youth that receive Chafee-funded direct payments also have go back into foster care? Or can states develop a plan for Chafee-eligible youth to still receive direct payments that don't choose to come back into foster care? {hope that made sense}
Laurie Tochiki
01:03:25
Is there instruction about retroactive benefits?
Kemberly Stevenson
01:03:56
Will you share this PowerPoint
Angel Petite
01:04:24
Yes Kemberly! We will share the powerpoint and recording via fosterclub.com/oypr
Michelle L. Farr
01:04:44
Definitley Agree, Michelle. Great Call and Information today.
Kemberly Stevenson
01:04:48
Great! Thank you!
Lynne Kazama
01:07:21
1) Just confirming: eligible YA--aged out during 12/27/20 -9/30/21; 2) when you say no upper age limit?---pls. clarify: is that Chafee monies up to age 26 or beyond?; IV-E EFC---til 22?
Sandra Davidson
01:07:38
have the states been told the supplemental chafee allotment and how to draw them down, NYS has not told the upstate counties
Angel Petite
01:09:26
Sandra, States have been notified of the supplemental allotment amounts. Those are listed in the Program Instruction: https://www.fosterclub.com/blog/public-policy/program-instructions-released-older-youth-pandemic-relief
Lynne Kazama
01:13:59
If YA want to re-enter EFC, are states required to formally re-enter?----or can states choose to use Chafee funds vs. IV-E EFC to expedite distribution of funding, to remove barriers, etc.?
Laurie Tochiki
01:14:14
Our state is concerned about the state match requirements for IVE funds, can Chaffee money be used to supplement the IVE funds?
Carrie van Dijk
01:15:27
How are states able to staff this to help get those funds out?
Carol Behrer
01:16:07
I think the challenge states will have is getting the word out to as many eligible youth as possible and figuring out a streamlined way to provide them direct financial assistance. If youth are already connected to services, it's fairly easy, but that doesn't seem to rise to the spirit of the law.
Jasmine Hooper
01:16:53
Has anyone thought about offering financial management support to youth since this is such a large amount of money? (Without telling them how to spend it)
Jenny Gentry
01:17:02
There was a question about the $$ allotments to states. It's in Attachment A of the Program Instruction.
Lynne Kazama
01:17:22
Are gift cards ok to distribute vs. check payments? Would this help with the taxable question to the YA?
Julie McCormick
01:18:55
Jasmine - Children's Law Center is looking into developing financial literacy resources for our clients as well as connecting them with financial management support.
Jasmine Hooper
01:19:10
Thank you Julie!
Jasmine Hooper
01:19:38
Will those resources be available to other youth Julie?
Courtney Matthews
01:21:37
Is there a list of agencies that states may consider partnering with to distribute these new funds?
Julie McCormick
01:21:48
We are still in the early stages of figuring it all out but happy to keep you posted as yes would want to provide resources to as many youth as possible.
Patricia Duh
01:29:38
Thank you so much for this valuable information! This has been very helpful in thinking about how to move forward intentionally to provide support to young people!
Sandra Davidson
01:29:38
will you send another link to the MArch 24 event
Erika Klotz
01:30:10
Thank you!
Teresa Musser
01:30:22
Thanks everyone!
Niambi London
01:30:31
Thank you
Lynne Kazama
01:30:31
MAHALOOO! GREAT! HELPFUL!
Sharon Langford
01:30:33
Thank you!
Angel Petite
01:30:46
oypr@fosterclub.com
Sharon Langford
01:30:55
Great information.
Sharon Langford
01:31:03
Thank you.
Michelle L. Farr
01:31:10
Excellent Presentation: