New York

The New York Education and Training Voucher Program is a federally-funded, state-administered program designed to help youth who were in foster care. Students may receive up to $5000 a year for qualified school related expenses.

Funding is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible students. Applicants must complete the ETV application which includes documentation each semester that is sent directly from the school to ETV confirming enrollment, the cost of attendance (COA) and unmet need.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Foster care youth, including persons in need of supervision (PINS) and juvenile delinquents who are in the custody of a local department of social services; and
  • Former foster youth who have not yet attained the age of 21 years who are eligible for services under the Chafee Foster Care Independence Program; and
  • Youth adopted from foster care at age 16 and older; and
  • Youth who leave foster care at age 16 and older for guardianship with a kinship guardianship assistance agreement in effect; and
  • Youth who are currently in the custody of the Office of Children and Family Services and placed in a non-secure or voluntary agency (Title IV-E facility); and
  • Youth who are currently in the custody of the Office of Children and Family Services on aftercare status or receiving services in an Evening Reporting Center (ERC) and had been placed in a non-secure facility or voluntary agency (Title IV-E facility)

Click HERE to begin the application process. 

Download your  application documents HERE.

 

For more information, please call 877-766-5025 or email ny@statevoucher.org.  Our fax number is 877-234-5025.