• May/June 2001
  • Vol. 2, No. 3

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Publication Addresses New Questions and Answers About the Foster Care Independence Act

The National Foster Care Awareness Project has just released Frequently Asked Questions II About the Foster Care Independence Act of 1999 (FCIA) and the John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program. This publication picks up where FAQ I left off as more questions about implementing FCIA have arisen.

In particular, many States have questions about providing services to youth age 18 to 21 who have left foster care. States also have questions about policy changes needed in order to implement FCIA. FAQ II also addresses concerns about funding and allowable uses of FCIA funds.

Questions focus on the following areas:

  • Eligibility requirements
  • Key stakeholders
  • Compliance with FCIA and ASFA
  • Special Needs
  • Housing
  • Youth involvement
  • Tribal involvement

The National Foster Care Awareness Project is a coalition of 19 foundations, national organizations, public and private agencies, and corporations. (Two of the Children's Bureau's National Resource Centers participate in the Project.) The report is available online through the Casey Family Programs website at: http://www.casey.org/advocacy/FAQ2_FINAL.pdf as well as on the websites of many NFCAP partners.

Related Item

See "Answers to Foster Care Independence Questions" in the April 2000 Children's Bureau Express, which discusses the first volume in this series, Frequently Asked Questions About the Foster Care Independence Act of 1999 and the John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program.

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