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Older Youth Pandemic Relief: Getting Emergency Funds Directly to Young People - Shared screen with speaker view
marci roth
31:43
Go team!
Angela Lankey
33:35
Is there a maximum of only 100 people that can join?
Joshua Sykes
38:26
Not intending to sound rude in this, but, did I hear correctly that we won't be learning today how to help our youth access Pandemic Relief?
Celeste @ FosterClub (she, hers)
40:26
Hi @joshua - you WILL hear how states/jurisdictions can provide relief to youth. We can not help individual youth today. Many states are still planning how they will distribute cash assistance.
Zoe Jones-Walton
42:19
Thank you @Celeste!
Erin Conner
42:28
You are speaking the truth, Sixto.
Erin Conner
44:06
Good to have these lessons learned
Joshua Sykes
45:42
Thank you.
Margaret Doherty
45:52
Did Connecticut not participate?
Erin Conner
47:17
Sixto - have all of the cash grants been awarded?
Erin Conner
47:24
Just curious because I have had a lot of questions
Sixto Cancel
47:31
https://www.thinkof-us.org/covid19-impact-on-current-and-former-foster-youth
Sixto Cancel
47:59
Foster Club Data - https://www.fosterclub.com/blog/announcements/poll-results-checking-young-people-foster-care-covid-19-continues
Sixto Cancel
48:27
UPENN - https://fieldcenteratpenn.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Foster-Youth-COVID-19-One-Pager-FINAL.pdf
Kara Foley
48:28
would love to know more about the town hall so we can share with young people!
Sixto Cancel
48:42
Thank you everyone. Sorry I have to run sixto@thinkof-us.org
Sixto Cancel
49:12
@Erin - all of our cash grant have been awarded.
Erin Conner
49:19
Thank you, Sixto
Celeste @ FosterClub (she, hers)
49:46
NFYI Town Hall: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckfuivrj4vHNFCb_rChxIH7BjNK-Db3JVK?fbclid=IwAR35-3UnjamwwbfzOLrVGEoVoX_neR1I0rNnC0xeK1raKbgOrXUTyl-PN48
Kara Foley
49:57
Thank you Celeste!
Charlotte Kiker
50:43
Is this just till September for the 27 birthday or will be go beyond for this birthday.
Tracy Murphy
51:29
just to clarify can kids stay in care until 22 now?
Jenny Pokempner
51:54
Chafee eligibility is through a young person's 26 year.
Erika Klotz
52:02
Yes, but my understanding is that only up until 9/30/21. So not necessarily until everyone turns 22.
Tracy Murphy
52:36
thanks
jeanette rosenau
54:09
can we get the power point emailed to us?
Celeste @ FosterClub (she, hers)
54:23
Brief Summary of Legislation (feel free to circulate this flyer!): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1V6SIhpQT0p9Bk1Amp52gKGowenahqYt1/view
Erika Klotz
54:32
AZ DCS is working to change AZ law to legally allow services to continue after age 21. Not sure if any other states have that challenge, but DCS Director says they are hoping to have it on legislative docket this week. Still waiting to hear more information from AZ ETV.
Celeste @ FosterClub (she, hers)
55:01
That’s fast action, AZ. Great to hear!
Candis Jones
55:44
Will that be a permanent change Erika or temporary due to the pandemic?
Jenny Pokempner
55:49
A state must provide continued services to youth even if they reach age 21, but Erika is correct that that provisions only lasts until Sept 30, 2021.
Dominique Freeman
56:51
Decision Grid: Planning Direct Financial Assistancehttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1jlk9-S9Be8v0QnHsZcEnOFkGhVMF6FRC/view?usp=sharing
Margaret Coyle
57:16
Yes, e-mailing the power point would be helpful. Some staff who were successfully registered for this weren't admitted stating this was at capacity.
Stacy Tidwell
58:11
I can't get the google drive file to open.
Celeste @ FosterClub (she, hers)
58:18
We will email the PPT, and will also post to this hub on the FosterClub website: www.fosterclub.com/OYPR
Celeste @ FosterClub (she, hers)
01:02:29
The tool Angel is discussing will be shared with the Webinar recording
Tracy Murphy
01:08:17
will you send link to webinar recording
Erika Klotz
01:11:00
How do people find out about these resources? Is this option still ongoing?
Patricia Palmer
01:13:31
are these funds taxable?
Jenny Pokempner
01:15:28
Patricia--We think the answer is that they are not taxable, but are asking that the Children's Bureau to clarify that.
Angel Petite (she/her)
01:15:39
Yes, we will be sending out the recording following this.
Celeste @ FosterClub (she, hers)
01:15:52
@Patricia we can’t provide tax guidance, but we are happy to share how FosterClub manages this: policy@FosterClub.com
Amanda Harden
01:16:23
Can you share your needs assessment?
Gianna Marae Mulkay
01:19:34
Yes, we can share!
Gianna Marae Mulkay
01:23:45
In regard to the tax question - We can’t give tax advice or consultation but we encourage students to save receipts for their costs that would justify the use of the money.
Meghan O'Hare
01:28:01
Great way to incentivize beyond the immediate need.
Rimeca Morris
01:32:40
I am here to benchmark for my state as a former foster youth and have concerns about eligibility and lack of understanding of true youth experience during the pandemic.
Erika Klotz
01:33:48
My question is just how people find out about financial resources available to college students from Foster Club / Together We Rise? Is that only in certain states?
Rimeca Morris
01:34:05
I have heard that youth have to prove that they have been affected by the pandemic to be considered as high risk for funds.
Candis Jones
01:34:21
Is there any guidance for states on how to prioritize youth needs? I don't have hesitation of providing for any eligible youth - the fear is not know how much funding we will actually receive and if our planning scope exceeds our actual allotment. For example including youth in care, when youth who have aged out may have the most emergent immediate need or risk of homelessness.
Celeste @ FosterClub (she, hers)
01:34:50
Erika - FosterClub is a national org. Young people can contact us at info@fosterclub.com, or sign up for a free membership on FosterClub, or follow us on Facebook
Erika Klotz
01:35:05
Thank you!
Celeste @ FosterClub (she, hers)
01:35:08
FosterClub also regularly shares resources available from other orgs
Celeste @ FosterClub (she, hers)
01:35:24
Youth can also look for resources here: www.fosterclub.com/resources
Amanda Harden
01:36:04
Just to clarify, eligible youth would be Chafee youth up to age 26 correct?
Rimeca Morris
01:37:15
Also, do youth have to be in school for funds? Many of the youth that I work with have flunked out. stating that this has been their hardest year in school that They've ever experienced because of Covid and virtual school while still not having all of their needs being met.
Gianna Marae Mulkay
01:37:30
We are Rapid Response 4.0 in 7 months
Celeste @ FosterClub (she, hers)
01:37:37
Eligible youth are through age 26 (in other words - up to 27th birthday)… but states will need to determine HOW they will serve the various age groups
Dominique Freeman
01:37:42
Amanda- Chafee age eligibility and services have been extended through a young person’s 26th year.
Stacy Tidwell
01:38:37
On the national level is there any intent to continue some of the CAA provisions?
Amanda Harden
01:38:47
thank you
Erika Klotz
01:38:54
That is great news, I had been wondering about that, too
Stacy Tidwell
01:38:59
It would be great to have the 30% room and board restriction removed permanently.
Stacy Tidwell
01:39:54
I'm in, let me know what we need to do to help support those efforts!
Rimeca Morris
01:40:29
Would I be able to contact anyone to help me to possibly help create a proposal to influence my state's decision?
Angel Petite (she/her)
01:40:57
Policy@fosterclub.com
Dominique Freeman
01:41:38
If you have questions following this webinar, please feel free to contact us Policy@fosterclub.com
We are happy to support!
Charlotte Kiker
01:42:41
Thank you
Erika Klotz
01:42:42
Thank you!
Michelle Reichart
01:42:47
Thank you!!
Stacy Tidwell
01:42:50
Thank you!
Stacy Tidwell
01:42:57
Very much appreciated!