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Education
|Fact Sheet
The California FAFSA/CADAA Challenge for students experieicing homelessness, led by JBAY in partnership with SchoolHouse Connection and the California Department of Education (CDE), is a statewide campaign to increase the number of homeless students who are prepared for success as they matriculate from high school into college by ensuring that they are accessing financial aid. This page contains select resources designed for homeless education liaisons within County Offices of Education (COEs), Local Education Agencies (LEAs), and individual high schools to support the FAFSA/CADAA Challenge.
Last Updated Sep 29, 2022
Housing & Homelessness
|Fact Sheet
The 2022-23 California state budget includes funding for two mainstream homelessness programs with specified funding to address homelessness among youth: The Homekey Program (page 1) and the Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention (HHAP) Program (page 2). Information about these investments is included in budget bills SB 154, AB 178, and AB 180. Governing language is included in 2022 budget trailer bill on housing, SB 197, as well as the 2021 budget trailer bill on housing, AB 140. ______________________________
Last Updated Jul 28, 2022
Economic Security
|Fact Sheet
The 2022-23 California state budget includes ongoing funding, championed by Governor Gavin Newsom, State Controller Betty T. Yee, and Senator Anna Caballero to establish a refundable tax credit of up to $1,000 for current and former foster youth. Information about this investment is included in budget trailer bill, SB 201, and budget bill SB 154.
Last Updated Jul 28, 2022
Housing & Homelessness
|Fact Sheet
The 2021-22 California state budget includes ongoing funding, championed by Assemblymember Phil Ting for three programs helping current and former foster youth achieve stable housing, and one-time funding for training for social workers and probation officers. Information about these investments is included in the Public Social Services budget trailer bill, AB 153.
Last Updated Jul 22, 2022
Education
|Fact Sheet
The 2021-22 California state budget includes ongoing funding to address community college student basic needs. Provided below is an explanation of the pertinent provisions of the 2021-22 State Budget bill (AB 128/AB 129), which appropriated these funds and associated trailer bill language included in AB 132.
Last Updated Jul 22, 2022
Education
|Fact Sheet
The 2022/2023 budget bill included funding for campus support programs for foster youth across all three public postsecondary systems. Language governing these programs was included in AB 183, the higher education budget trailer bill.
Last Updated Jul 21, 2022
Housing & Homelessness
|Fact Sheet
This fact sheet provides information about the Transitional Housing Placement for Non-minor Dependents (THP-NMD) Housing Supplement, which was established in 2020 to address the high cost of housing in some counties across California. This resource supplements the THP-NMD rate paid to providers on behalf of youth placed in their programs. Housing Supplement amounts vary across eligible counties, based on the cost of housing in that county according to Fair Market Rent. A higher supplement amount is paid to providers for housing youth who are custodial parents.
Last Updated Jul 15, 2022
Health
|Fact Sheet
The 2021-22 California state budget includes ongoing funding, championed by Assemblymember Blanca Rubio and Senator Melissa Hurtado to establish a monthly expectant parent payment for foster youth prior to giving birth, add new health and education information to court reports and establish annual state reporting to ensure foster youth receive reproductive and sexual health information and services. Information about these investments is included in the Public Social Services budget trailer bill, AB 153 and the Human Services budget trailer bill AB 172, summarized in this document.
Last Updated Jul 12, 2022
Housing & Homelessness
|Fact Sheet
The 2022-23 California state budget includes $8.7 million in ongoing funding, championed by Assemblymember Phil Ting for the expansion of the Housing Navigation and Maintenance Program. This fact sheet provides information about this budget investment and accompanying policy changes.
Last Updated Jul 12, 2022
Housing & Homelessness
|Fact Sheet
The 2022-23 California state budget includes $25.3 million in ongoing funding, championed by Assemblymember Phil Ting for the expansion of transitional housing for former foster and out-of-home probation youth. This fact sheet provides information about this budget investment and accompanying policy changes.
Last Updated Jul 12, 2022
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