COVID-19 Emergency: Aged-Out, Not Enrolled in College or an Accredited Vocational Program Application

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New Yorkers For Children

As the nonprofit partner to New York City's Administration for Children Services, NYFC protects, promotes and ensures the safety of New York City's children and families, with an emphasis on children in foster care.


If you have not aged out of foster care in New York City and/or are currently enrolled in school, this is the wrong application for you. Please revisit our website and complete the Emergency Fund application that applies to you.
Program Information and Eligibiliy

NEW YORKERS FOR CHILDREN  

As the nonprofit partner to the Administration for Children Services, New Yorkers For Children protects, ensures, and promotes the safety and well-being of NYC’s children and families, with an emphasis on youth in foster care. Please visit our website www.newyorkersforchildren.org for more information about our programs.  

COVID-19 EMERGENCY FUND  

The New Yorkers For Children COVID-19 Emergency Fund is set up to help youth who have aged out of NYC foster care receive financial support due to financial hardship from COVID-19. Eligible candidates must be Aged-out of the foster care system in New York City and not attending school . The Fund assists youth who encounter an unforeseen or unusual financial emergency due to COVID-19. Requests must be urgent in nature.  

This fund was created to assist youth who have aged out of foster care in NYC, not enrolled in school, are 18-26 years old and facing a financial emergency due to:  

        COVID crisis

New Yorkers For Children will generally fulfill requests to cover:  

        overdue rent or emergency housing assistance  

        overdue utility bills  

        medical and dental bills for uninsured necessary procedures  

        transportation  

        books and school supplies  

        support for groceries and food

        cleaning supplies

        technology support for remote work and learning

        Other items at the discretion of the committee

New Yorkers For Children will generally not fund requests for:  

        legal representation in criminal or civil proceeding  

        youth who have been compensated through another NYFC Fund (for COVID related emergencies)  

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

 

To be eligible to apply for the Emergency Fund, you must:  

        Be Aged-out of New York City foster care, ages 18-26 years old   

        Not be currently enrolled in college or an accredited vocational program

        Provide brief description of what funds will cover.   

APPLICATION SUBMISSION

 

Please complete all sections of the application to be considered. If you have additional questions about the Fund, please contact NYFC Programs at: program@newyorkersforchildren.org or 646-257-2930.


General  Policies

·        If you receive funding, we may follow up with you a later date to provide information about other programs, events and service that NYFC offers.

·        Rent payments will be made directly to the landlord  

 If you receive funding, we may follow up with you a later date to provide information about other programs, events and service that NYFC offers.

Contact Information




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Personal Information









IMPORTANT NOTE: Without your accurate contact information, New Yorkers For Children (NYFC) will not be able to notify you if you are selected as a recipient. Please keep a copy of this application and send updated contact information to NYFC if your address or other information changes during the period.  

Foster Care Agency Information

This application is intended for applicants who have aged out of foster care. If you have not aged out of foster care, please contact your agency worker to register.

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Budget: Income and Expenses




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By E-signing below, I affirm that all statements made on this application are true. I understand that a false statement or intentional omission of any material fact may cause me to be disqualified from eligibility of this application.



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New Yorkers For Children will follow up with all recipients via email to request a brief summary of how these funds have helped you to remain in college. This summary will be shared with the

Emergency Fund Committee and helps us to continue to offer these funds to support other youth.