President Donald Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA), Public Law 116-260, into law on December 27, 2020. The CAA provides federal funding for states operating an IV-E Child Welfare Agency to offer flexibilities and assistance to young adults who have aged out or are aging out of foster care during the COVID-19 pandemic. This act also provides supplemental appropriations and additional requirements for the John H. Chafee Foster Care Program for Successful Transition to Adulthood that includes the Education Training Voucher program.
The CAA continues safe operation of child welfare programs, support for young adults between the ages of 19-26, and prevents aging out of foster care during the pandemic.
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