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IFAPA has received special money from Chaffee Funds for teens (age 16 and older) in foster care that can 

only be requested through June 30, 2015. This special grant can be accessed through IFAPA's Friends of 

Children in Foster Care Program. These grants will be available for up to $300 per youth for items such as: 

extra-curricular activities, educational tutoring, senior photos, prom attire, class rings, camps, etc. This 

funding is for all teens (16 years and older) in a foster care placement including shelter, foster family homes, group care, & supervised apartment living. 


To apply for this special funding, please complete a FRIENDS APPLICATION (LINK BELOW) and submit to IFAPA for consideration.

Being "Normal"

Posted on 10/01/2013 at 8:48 AM

I hear youth say they want to be treated like “normal kids”….

What is the one thing you would have liked to experience to be “normal”? 


Collecting Ideas For The 2013-2014 AMP Legislative Agenda!

Posted on 09/19/2013 at 3:39 AM

AMP members take pride in making changes in the child welfare system and we do this through our legislative agenda.  Each year, youth comment on areas of the system that aren't working and suggest ways to improve them.  We gather these ideas statewide from all 13 AMP councils and combine them, voting later on the top ten.  If you can't make it to a local AMP meeting, here is your chance! Tell us your idea for change....

Variety AMP Camp begins July 28th!

Posted on 06/19/2013 at 1:23 PM

The Variety Club of Iowa is sponsoring AMP's first camp this summer where 28 youth and 12 mentors will meet for one week and enjoy the camp experience plus learn skills they need to become independent young adults.  Tell us about your positive experiences at camp so we can look forward to our week at Variety AMP Camp!

Register for the Risky Business Conference @

Posted on 04/01/2013 at 1:51 PM

 This years theme is: The Social Media Revolution!  Tell us what your favorite classes or experiences have been at former Risky Business Conferences?

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