Fostering Connections Resource Center

Indiana's transition planning efforts

In Indiana, effective July 1, 2009, IC 21-12-6-14 requires that each child in the care and custody of DCS be provided information about the following programs: Pell grants, Chafee grants, federal supplemental grants, free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) and the state's student assistance commission. Youth and their caregivers should be provided this information beginning at age 17. Youth who enter the foster care system after age 17 should be given the information as soon as possible. Youth and their caregivers must sign a written acknowledgement of receipt of this information, which is placed the child's care file.  Read more.


The Fostering Connections Resource Center gratefully acknowledges the National Association of Public Child Welfare Administrators for providing this and other summaries of state approaches that appear on this site. Please visit NAPCWA for a complete summary of implementation activities.

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