Opportunities for Financial Assistance for Foster Youth

Think of Us Cash Grants Is Offering Financial Assistance for Foster Youth

What is it?

Up to $1000 to eligible individuals to meet an array of needs during the pandemic and recovery.

Who is eligible?

Young people ages 14-29 who are in foster care or have been foster care.

When is the deadline to apply?

11:59 PM EST on November 18, 2020.
You can find the application here. To learn more, see this list of frequently asked questions.

Economic Impact Payment (“Stimulus Payment”)
What is it?

Up to $1200 for eligible individuals with an additional $500 if the eligible individual has a child. Individuals, including young people, who no one is able to claim as a dependent on their tax returns are eligible to apply. This includes many young people in foster care and those who have aged out. The deadline for non-filers, who are people who did not need to file taxes, is 3 PM EST on November 21, 2020. You do not need to file taxes if you made less than $12,200.

Where do you go to apply?

You should go to the Non-Filer Tool on the IRS’s website and enter your information. You can find the Non-Filers tool here. Check out this fact sheet to learn more.

Where can you go to get help?

United Way’s 211 Economic Impact Payment Helpline (1-844-322-3639): helps people across the country complete the IRS Non-filer form and answers questions about the stimulus.
If you are in Philadelphia, you can call Homeless Advocacy Project’s Stimulus Help Line at 215- 523-9581 or the BenePhilly COVID Help Line at 267-804-9112.

The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of A Second Chance, Inc.

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