Office of Children and Family Services

Adolescent Services

Education and Training Vouchers (ETV)

The Education and Training Voucher Program helps youth aging out of foster care to make the transition to self-sufficiency and receive the education, training and services necessary to obtain employment. This program is designed to help youth who were in foster care pay for post-secondary education or training. ETV gives students up to $5000 a year for qualified school related expenses. Funding is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible students. Applicants must complete the ETV application which includes documentation each semester that is sent directly from the school confirming enrollment, the cost of attendance and unmet need.

If you have any additional questions regarding the ETV program please contact Kenneth Kirton at 212-383-1834 or at Kenneth.kirton@ocfs.ny.gov

Below are videos for caseworkers about the ETV program.

ETV Program Videos

  1. What is the goal of ETV?
  2. What type of expenses can be funded by an ETV voucher?
  3. What does a youth need to do to get an ETV?
  4. What responsibilities do young people have in ETV?
  5. What is the ETV timeline?
  6. How can local district workers help?
  7. Where can workers go if they have questions about ETV?
  8. How are ETV awards determined?
  9. What are the most common questions about ETV?

For additional information about applying for ETV in New York state visit: The NY ETV Program

Translate This Page

OCFS Disclaimer