Committed youth must be placed with a private child caring (PCC) scattered site program to live in student housing on a college campus.
A youth must be at least age seventeen and a half (17 ½) to be approved to live in campus housing.
A memo must be sent to the Transitional Services Branch for youth aged seventeen and a half (17 ½) up to age eighteen (18) requesting placement student housing on a college campus. The memo should be sent through the regional independent living specialists, through the Transitional Services Branch manager, to the director of the Division of Protection and Permanency (DPP). Youth aged eighteen (18) and older do not need approval from central office and should follow normal regional placement practices.
The SSW should specify independent living program (ILP) search and what school the youth will be attending when completing the DPP-886A Application for Referral and Needs Assessment if the youth is requesting to live in a dorm setting.
Will submit a memo to central office to seek approval for any youth between the age of seventeen and a half (17.5) and eighteen (18) under the age of eighteen (18) to live in a college dorm setting;
- A committed youth living in a dorm setting will be provided monthly maintenance payments in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200) per month. Payments can be made to the youth as one lump sum for the semester, or in monthly installments.
- Youth living on campus must select the most cost efficient housing and meal plan options if requesting education tuition assistance;
- The maximum education assistance for youth living on campus is up to five thousand dollares (5,000)two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) per semester;
- The maximum education assistance for youth completing a short-term training or vocational program is five thousand dollars ($5,000); and
3. Will notify the regional ILS when a youth's plan is to attend a university and live in campus housing
. at least six (6) weeks prior to the start of classes, when a youth has been approved to live in a dorm setting.
1. Will support the youth in selecting a post-secondary institution or vocational program and assist with the college and financial aid application porcess
. applying for all appropriate forms of financial assistance;
3. Will support the youth in selecting a post-secondary institution or vocational program and assist with the college and financial aid application porcess. applying for all appropriate forms of financial assistance;
3. Submits the Request for Monthly Maintenance Payment Request to the Chafee program administrator at least three (3) weeks prior to the start of classes, for youth living in dorm settings, ; and
2. Approves the Request for Monthly Maintenance Payments form and submits to DAFM for payment; and