Foster Youth

Important information Foster Youth should know:

  • To qualify, you must be a current or former foster youth, must have established court dependency at any time between the ages of 16 and 18, and must not have reached your 22nd birthday as of July 1st of the award year.

  • KinGap youth, adopted youth, guardian placement, and voluntary placement may not be eligible for the Chafee Grant, unless court dependence was established, at any time, between the ages of 16 and 18.

  • The California Department of Social Services will determine your foster youth eligibility status.
  • Students: To check your Chafee Grant status you can go online to WebGrants for Students.


Online Chafee Grant Application


Here’s the general CSAC information about Chafee grant:


Burton Scholars Backpack to Success Program Initiatives – 2015-16 Academic Year

 The John Burton Foundation (JBF) is pleased to announce the following initiatives that are available for foster youth attending California Community Colleges, technical schools, CSU campuses, UC campuses and private universities for the 2015-16 academic year.  Please find attached revised general information sheets and applications for the following programs for the upcoming academic year:


·         Backpack to Success Gift Card Program

·         Backpack to Success Laptop Essay Competition

·         Burton Book Fund

Last modified on July 30, 2015