Chafee Foster Care Program for Successful Transition to Adulthood

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The purpose of CFCP is to assist current and former youth in foster care achieve self-sufficiency. CFCP is federal funding that is allocated to states based on the number of children in foster care during the most recent federal fiscal year. In NYS allocations are made to local departments of social services based on the following two components:

There are four Eligibility criteria for CFCP:

CFCP services may include but are not limited to academic support, employment programs, vocational programs, housing, financial literacy, and career preparation.

OCFS currently offers the Chafee Funds Program (CFP) direct cash assistance to young adults aged 18 - 23 years old who have been impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency as a result of the Supporting Foster Youth and Families through the Pandemic Act.