(Revised 1/15/2011 ML #3257)
Foster youth placed in Kinship or Relative Care Placement, who are under the custody of the state, are eligible for consideration in the Chafee Independent Living Program. A kinship or relative placement is considered a foster care placement and the youth is eligible for general flex funds and services based on priority.
For the purposes of Room and Board flex funding and the ETV; youth in kinship or relative care placements, must meet the definition of “aging out of foster care”. Chafee IL Coordinator’s will identify eligibility and youth priority status according to funding guidelines, youth’s individualized needs, and service availability.