Chafee Grant

The California Chafee Grant Program gives free money to current or former foster youth to use for career and technical training or college courses. You don't have to pay this money back and you can use it for things like child care, transportation and rent. The Chafee Grant Program, also known as the Education and Training Voucher (ETV), is a federally funded program and is subject to availability of federal funds each year.

To qualify, you must:

  • Be eligible, or have been eligible, for foster care between your 16th and 18th birthday
  • Not have reached your 22nd birthday as of July 1, or the award year

To apply, you must submit California Chafee Grant Program Application.

For further information regarding Chafee Grant, please go to the California Student Aid Commission's web site at: