Chafee Educational and Training Voucher (ETV) Program
The Chafee Educational and Training Voucher (ETV) Program awards up to $5,000 annually during the academic year to qualified students who have been in the foster care system so they can pursue an academic college education or technical and skill training in college to be prepared to enter the workforce. The actual award amount is determined by the student's financial need, which is calculated in accordance with the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended.
Be ages 14-26;
Be in the foster care system, aged out of the foster care system, exited the foster care system through legal guardianship or adoption after attaining the age of 16, or was in the foster care system after the age of 14 and exited for reasons other than adoption, guardianship, or aging out; and
A protective service administered by the Louisiana
Department of Social Services, Office of Community Services, or by a similar
agency in another state, for children who must live apart from their parents
due to neglect, abuse, or special family circumstances which requires that
the child be cared for outside the family home.
The academic year begins with the fall semester or term of
the award year, includes the winter term, if applicable, the spring semester
or term, and concludes with the completion of the summer semester, if applicable.
Eligible Postsecondary Institution:
A school that:
Is eligible to receive funds under Title IV of the Higher Education Act
of 1965; and
Awards a bachelor's degree; or
provides a program of study that is at least 2 years long in which a
student can earn credit toward a bachelor's degree; or
Provides not less than 1 year of training towards gainful employment; or
provides vocational training for gainful employment and has been in
existence for at least 2 years.