SB150: Increasing Chafee Grant Access for Foster Youth, February 7, 2019 [Presentation Slides].
John Burton Advocates for Youth.
Published: February 2017
John Burton Advocates for Youth
235 Montgomery Street, Suite 1142
San Francisco, CA 94104
This PowerPoint presentation on proposed legislation in the California Senate notes there are 66,000 children and youth currently in foster care in California, describes the experiences foster youth face, and the challenges foster youth face in achieving academic success. Statistics are shared that indicate foster youth succeed in college courses at a lower rate than their counterparts, and the impact of financial aid on college persistence and success is explored. Slides then provide an overview of Chafee Educational and Training Vouchers that provide up to $5,000 for current or former foster youth and review provisions of the proposed Senate Bill 150 (SB 150). Provisions would: authorize the California Student Aid Commission to over-award Chafee grants in order to ensure timely receipt of payments; allow students to receive Chafee grants for two years before losing the grant due to not making satisfactory academic progress; allow returning students to regain eligibility for Chafee grant; and specify criteria for appeal for the loss of a Chafee grant. The legislative timeline for SB 150 is provided.
California; foster adolescents; postsecondary education; financial assistance; proposed legislation; youth services