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ERIC Number: ED509436
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar-24
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Opportunities in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for Supports and Services for Youth Transitioning from Foster Care
Flynn-Khan, Margaret; Langford, Barbara Hanson
Finance Project
To address the economic crisis facing the country, the President signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) into law on February 17, 2009. This sweeping legislation provides $789 billion to jumpstart the economy and boost employment. This act includes $463 billion in new spending and $326 billion in tax relief directed at those hurt by the economic downturn. Many of the provisions within the act provide significant support for low-income children and families, including funding for education, job creation, and to expand the safety net for the country's most vulnerable families. This brief is intended to highlight opportunities within ARRA for investing in supports and services for older youth transitioning from foster care. It begins with key considerations for accessing ARRA funding and for coordinating with efforts around Fostering Connections. It then includes detailed discussions of the most relevant funding opportunities within ARRA, key services those funding sources can support, the timing of disbursement of funds, and tips on accessing each funding source. Appended is: State Funding Amounts For American Recovery & Reinvestment Act Allocations with The Potential To Support Transitioning Youth. (Contains 3 tables and a list of two helpful web resources for tracking ARRA implementation.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Finance Project