Are undocumented children and non-minor dependents eligible for funding provided through AB 110 and AB 1811 to support those in emergency placements prior to RFA approval?
Background: California families who accepted placement of a child in foster care prior to being approved and have submitted the resource family approval (RFA) application will receive temporary funding at the basic level rate of $923 per month for the period of March 30, 2018 – June 30, 2018. This funding is available in response to the plight of thousands of caregivers who have struggled over the last year to complete RFA while simultaneously caring for a child placed with them on an emergency basis without the support of foster care funds. The passage of AB 1811 extends the funding initiated under AB 110 so that families benefitting from AB 110 will continue to receive emergency caregiver funding. AB 1811 also provides funding for families who accept placement after July 1, 2018 and are not yet approved as resource families.
A: Yes, undocumented children and non-minor dependents are eligible for AB 110 and AB 1811 funding if they meet the funding eligibility requirements. You can read more about the emergency caregiver funding here.