YOUNG ADULT PANDEMIC AID FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

Monarch Family Services in partnership with The Texas Center for Child and Family Studies is pleased to announce the onset of the Young Adult Pandemic Aid (PanAid), a funding opportunity for young adults that have aged-out of foster care or youth in extended care who experienced financial hardship during the COVID-19 Pandemic. This opportunity is specifically applicable for older youth and young adults ages 18 up to their 27th birthday, and is designed to help them afford immediate and basic needs such as rent, groceries, cell phone bills and more.

PanAid needs community funding distribution partners. Organizations such as transition centers, residential child care operations, supervised living centers, and other youth service providers are all highly encouraged to participate and complete an application.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN. The Center and Monarch invite applications for organizations to directly support young adults that have aged-out of foster care or youth in extended care as they address unplanned expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic by disbursing Title IV-E Chafee Funds authorized under the Foster Youth Pandemic Act.

Learn more and APPLY HERE

Applications for eligible young adults is anticipated to be open August 10, 2021, following the selection of funding distribution partners. Please share this opportunity with organizations that may be interested in applying to be a partner.

 

Organizational Info

Request for Applications OPEN: Funding Opportunity for Organizations to Support Young Adults in Formerly in Foster Care

Learn more and APPLY HERE

The Center and Monarch invite applications for organizations to directly support young adults that have aged-out of foster care or youth in extended care as they address unplanned expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic by disbursing Title IV-E Chafee Funds authorized under the Foster Youth Pandemic Act.  Funding will be awarded through a selection process at no more than $100,000 per organization.

Organizations applying for relief funds must be a service provider operating in the State of Texas that serves/has demonstrated contact and has a plan for outreach with the target young adult population this money is to benefit, including:

  • Active Transition Center;
  • DFPS-licensed 24-Hour Residential Child Care operation with an active contract with DFPS;
  • Single Source Continuum Contractor (SSCC);
  • An operation contracted to provide Supervised Independent Living services (SIL) to DFPS Youth; or
  • Other youth service provider, including but not limited to: food banks, community colleges, health clinics, and non-profits.

Second round of organization applications are due before September 1, 2021, or when funding runs out, whichever comes first.

Respondents may submit one proposal per organization.  Awarded organizations must be willing to act quickly to disburse these funds to young adults by 12/30/2021.

  • Learn more and complete the RFA online here.
  • Questions? panaid@tacfs.org or (281) 236-3989 Extension 7
  • Register for our FAQ Webinar 07/27/2021

 

Young Adult Info

PanAid is an opportunity specifically applicable for older youth and young adults ages 18 up to their 27th birthday who were placed in foster care by DFPS and “aged out of care” and is designed to help them afford immediate and basic needs such as rent, groceries, cell phone bills, and more.

Applications for eligible young adults is anticipated to be open August 10, 2021, following the selection of funding distribution partners. Please monitor this page for more info, or reach out to panaid@tacfs.org for more information.

 

FAQ

Is my organization eligible to be a funding distribution partner? Organizations applying for relief funds must be a service provider operating in the State of Texas that serves/has demonstrated contact and has a plan for outreach with the target young adult population this money is to benefit, including:

  • Active Transition Center;
  • DFPS-licensed 24-Hour Residential Child Care operation with an active contract with DFPS;
  • Single Source Continuum Contractor (SSCC);
  • An operation contracted to provide Supervised Independent Living services (SIL) to DFPS Youth; or
  • Other youth service provider, including but not limited to: food banks, community colleges, health clinics, and non-profits.

I am a young adult and a former foster youth, am I eligible to receive assistance? Eligibility requirements for PanAid recipients include:

  • Age 18 up to their 27th birthday
  • Placed in foster care by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
  •  Aged out of foster care

What are PanAid key dates?

  • August 10 – Young Adult Applications OPEN
  • September 1 – Second round of organization applications are due
  • December 30 – Award distribution closes