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For Washington County youth ages 18 to age 27 who experienced foster care at the age of 14 or older. You are eligible for a direct cash award. Please read the attached flyer and reach out to the Washington County Children Services Division by email, DSS@Washingtoncountyny.gov or by phone, 518-746-2320 for further assistance.
If you were financially impacted by COVID-19, you may be eligible for cash assistance. Youth who are in and were in foster care have experienced numerous challenges including:
• Transportation issues
• Utility expenses
• Technology barriers
• Child care challenges
• Food insecurity
• Medical expenses
• Loss of employment/reduced hours
• Serious illness of youth or family
• Financial instability
Awards will be distributed on a first come first serve basis until September 30, 2022 or until exhausted.
Your Age Range When to Apply
Out of care: 18 and up to 27* Until Sept. 30, 2021
Out of care: 18 and up to 21 Oct. 1, 2021 — Sept. 30, 2022
In care: 20 and 21 Until Sept. 30, 2021
In care: 20 Oct. 1, 2021 — Sept. 30, 2022
* If you are older than 21 now, do not delay. The last day for you to apply is September 30, 2021.