COVID-19 relief aid still available for Arizona foster youth
PHOENIX — COVID-19 relief aid is still available for Arizona foster youth, but time is dwindling for some to obtain funds.
Current and former foster youth between ages 21 and 26 have until Sept. 30 to apply and be approved for money from the COVID-19 Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act.
“The pandemic has impacted everyone, especially current and former foster youth,” Mike Faust, director of the Arizona Department of Child Safety, said in a press release. “There is help available, but the deadline is fast approaching.”
Funding is open for those between the ages of 14 and 26 who are in foster care or were in foster care between the ages of 14 and 21.
Those under 21 have another year to apply for the money.
Eligible foster children can get up to $2,000 directly or have it used for expenses.
Those expenses can include education, education, medical bills and more.
Funding is available through the Arizona DCS website.