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Education
|Tools and Toolkits
The financial aid process no longer has to feel intimidating and confusing; JBAY has assembled a variety of resources that help take the mystery out of applying for and keeping financial aid.
Last Updated Sep 29, 2022
Education
|Tools and Toolkits
JBAY, in partnership SchoolHouse Connection, developed this toolkit for high school counselors as they support students experiencing homelessness with completing the FAFSA/CADAA. The toolkit includes tip sheets, a FAFSA/CADAA screening tool for homeless and foster youth, a timeline for financial aid and college applications, a sample Unaccompanied Homeless Youth Determination Letter, and frequently asked questions high school counselors may encounter.
Last Updated Sep 29, 2022
Education
|Tools and Toolkits
JBAY, in partnership with the Los Angeles County Office of Education Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program, developed this toolkit for high school counselors as they support foster youth complete the FAFSA/CADAA. Items in this toolkit include a Foster Youth and FAFSA/CADAA completion tips sheet, commonly used child welfare terms, and frequently asked questions high school counselors may encounter.
Last Updated Sep 29, 2022
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
Health
|Tools and Toolkits
The Expectant Parent Payment (EPP) is intended to support pregnant foster youth and improve pregnancy and birth outcomes, promote birth readiness, promote maternal and child health, and help prevent child abuse and neglect. The funds may be used to meet the specialized needs of pregnant minors or nonminor dependents, and to properly prepare for the needs of the infant.
Last Updated May 24, 2022
Housing & Homelessness
|Tools and Toolkits
This tool assists prospective and current Homekey grantees whose projects serve youth with identifying funding sources for operating and rental subsidies as well as supportive services. Homekey funds the purchase, rehabilitation, and construction of interim and permanent housing. Homekey has a “youth set-aside,” which requires 8% of the funding to be available for projects serving youth or youth at risk of homelessness.
Last Updated May 23, 2022
Economic Security
|Tools and Toolkits
In 2022, JBAY is expanding the Burton Book Fund into an entirely new program, The Burton Critical Needs and Opportunity Fund which will provide direct assistance to youth across California. In this toolkit you will find a timeline for the program, fact sheets, and a roster of participating organizations.
Last Updated Apr 20, 2022
Education
|Publication
Senate Bill (SB) 12 requires child welfare and juvenile probation agencies to indicate in the case plans of all foster youth ages 16 and older at least one designated support person who will assist them with college and financial aid applications. This publication and corresponding resources provide child welfare and probation agencies with practical strategies to implement SB 12 requirements and increase foster youth postsecondary success.
Last Updated Mar 29, 2022
Economic Security
|Fact Sheet
This page shares all of JBAY’s resources related to filing taxes and tax credits for transition-age youth. These resources include a comprehensive guide for youth on tax filing and tax credits, a tax prep checklist, a social media toolkit to assist with outreach and more. Both California and national versions of the resources are available.
Last Updated Feb 22, 2022
Economic Security
|Tools and Toolkits
This checklist assists youth with gathering the necessary information and materials in preparation for their tax appointment to ensure youth file their taxes with confidence and maximize their cash back refund. This resource is intended for a national audience.
Last Updated Feb 4, 2022
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