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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.

NYTD Expressive Creations Contest

Posted on 02/03/2020 at 12:16 AM

Good morning,


My name is Taylor Barry and I am the State of Iowa's National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) Coordinator. Some of you may recognize my email through assisting me in completing the NYTD 17 outcomes surveys. However, in addition to collecting and reporting outcomes, Iowa NYTD is also involved in several youth engagement activities. One of those is the Expressive Creations Contest, which I'm hoping you will help spread the word about today. Iowa NYTD has previously held three Expressive Creations Contests and is happy to present their 4th Annual Foster Youth Expressive Creations Contest: 


"I show kindness by..."


Youth up to age 24 who have experienced foster care are invited to create a work of art demonstrating how they display kindness in their life. 


Iowa NYTD will award gift cards of up to $100.00 for the top 3 entries. The artist of the top entry will also have the option to submit their work in the 2020 Doodle for Google contest


The deadline to submit entries is March 6, 2020. Participants are welcome to submit a digital copy of their entry or mail the original entry to our office: 


Digital Submission: Upload a photo of the art on social media using the hashtag #NYTDKind, or email a photo of the art to, or




Mail Submission: Mail original work of art to: 


Iowa Department of Human Rights

Attn: Iowa NYTD  

Lucas State Office Building, 2nd Floor

321 E. 12th Street

Des Moines, Iowa 50319


To see last years entries, or for more information, visit the link below:  


If you have any questions I can be reached at 515-725-4050 or, otherwise please feel free to hang, distribute, and share the attached flyer with any groups of youth that you think might be interested in participating. 


Deadline is March 6, 2020!


Taylor Barry, M.S.

Program Planner 1 

Iowa Department of Human Rights,

Criminal & Juvenile Justice Planning Division

321 E. 12th Street | Lucas State Office Building

Des Moines, Iowa 50319-9903


Phone: 515-725-4050


Iowa National Youth in Transition Database

Iowa Department of Human Rights

321 E. 12th Street | Lucas State Office Building

Des Moines, Iowa 50319-9903

Phone: 1-888-228-4912

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