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Fo$ter Fund$

 

Fo$ter Fund$

 

The grant funds for youth 14 years of age and older are called Fo$ter Fund$ and are distributed by The Iowa Foster Care Youth Council (AMP), which is administered by YSS Inc.  Send the completed applications, receipts and invoices to the address below; applications without receipts cannot be processed. 

  • Eligible youth include:
    • Youth who are living in an “out of home” placement, foster care of any type, licensed or not licensed, paid or unpaid by state dollars, age 14 or older.
    • Max funding is $300 per youth per year.
    • First come, first served until funds expire
  • Applications for Fo$ter Fund$ are posted on the Old AMP website: www.ampiowa.org  
    (click on Resource – find Fo$ter Fund$   New AMP website: www.weareampiowa.com
  • Send applications to YSS,  P.O. Box 1628, Ames, IA 50010  Attention: Ruth Buckels         Call 515-233-2250  ext. 4572   

Fo$ter Fund$ are for youth age 14 years and older in: family/relative foster care, group care/QRTP, supervised apartment living, shelter care, suitable other or other approved placement and are living in Iowa.  Each eligible youth will be allowed up to $300 to be used for the extras that are not covered by state funding. Examples of acceptable use of these funds include: extra-curricular activities (class trip-fees, a summer camp, band, chorus, athletics, etc.); educational expenses related to significant events and occurrences for adolescents such as: senior pictures, prom, class ring, yearbook, etc.; and other such expenses which would benefit adolescents in Iowa state paid care but are not covered by state dollars or Medicaid program.  

 

FO$TER FUND$ INFORMATION LETTER

 

Apply for these funds beginning July 1, 2020.     Fo$ter Fund$ application

                                                                                                                  (hit control "P" to print form)

 

Send your application to:
 

  • Send applications to YSS,  P.O. Box 1628, Ames, IA 50010  Attention: Ruth Buckels         Call 515-233-2250  ext. 4572   

    

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