Application Introduction – Young Adult Pandemic Aid

Applications must be received by August 3, 2021 at 5:00 pm for consideration in the first round of awards.  After the initial round of applications is received by the due date, subsequent applications from organizations will be considered until September 1, 2021. All subsequent applications received by September 1, 2021, will be reviewed and scored at regular intervals and potentially awarded funds until funds are exhausted.
The Texas Center for Child and Family Studies and Monarch Family Services are honored to partner with organizations interested in dispersing Title IV-E Chafee funds authorized under the Foster Youth Pandemic Act to support young adults aged 18 to 26 (up to 27th birthday) who are currently in extended foster care or who have aged-out of foster care with COVID-19 related costs. The purpose of this Request for Application (RFA) is to seek proposals/applications to address immediate challenges experienced by young adults who have aged out of foster care, brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. 
We would like your help reaching as many adults who have aged out of the foster care system as possible. Please read the entire RFA and understand the eligibility requirements before beginning this application (Link to RFA).  
Minimum Qualifications 
Organizations applying for relief funds must be a service provider operating in the State of Texas that serves/has demonstrated contact and has a plan for outreach with the target young adult population this money is to benefit, including:
  • Active Transition Center;  
  • DFPS-licensed 24-Hour Residential Child Care operation with an active contract with DFPS;   
  • Single Source Continuum Contractor (SSCC); 
  • An operation contracted to provide Supervised Independent Living services (SIL) to DFPS Youth; or
  • Other youth service provider, including but not limited to:  food Banks, schools, Community Colleges, Higher Education, health clinics, religious-based organizations, social service providers affiliated with the U.S. Military branches; and nonprofit organizations serving the population of intended recipients.
If you have any questions about content in the RFA or this application, please contact us via email at or call (281) 236-3989, select option 7.
The Center and Monarch
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