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On March 9, 2021, the federal Children's Bureau released ACYF-CB-PI-21-05: Guidance and instruction related to the Supporting Foster Youth and Families through the Pandemic Act, Division X of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, Public Law (P.L.) 116-260, enacted December 27, 2020.

This Program Instruction has been long awaited by advocates, states and jurisdictions and can support in speedy implementation. 

Advocates are still reviewing the instructions and currently want to highlight three areas: 

  • States and jurisdictions must certify that they are implementing the moratorium and re-entry provisions within 45 days of the issuance of the PI. 
  • States and jurisdictions are encouraged to engage young people in implementation of the law. 
  • States and jurisidctions are encouraged to use a portion of their Chafee funds to provide direct financial assistance to young people. 

Download the Program Instruction and attachments by using the buttons below: 


    PDF icon ACYF-CB-PI-21-04.pdf  
    PDF icon Att A - FFY 2021 Chafee Additional Division X Grants Allotment Table.pdf  
    PDF icon Att B - FFY 2021 ETV Additional Division X Grants Allotment Table.pdf  
    PDF icon Att F - FFY 2021 CIP Supp Div X Grants Allotment Table.pdf  
    PDF icon Attachment C IV-E Certification.pdf  
    PDF icon Attachment D- Chafee Program Purposes.pdf  
    PDF icon Attachment G - FCG Baselines Table.pdf  


District of Columbia
Mar 10, 2021 By APetite1