Are undocumented children and non-minor dependents eligible for interim funding provided through AB 110 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. Legislators and advocates continue to work to implement continued funding for the 2018-2019 fiscal year.
A: Yes, undocumented children and non-minor dependents are eligible for AB 110 funding if they meet the other AB 110 funding eligibility requirements. You can read more about AB 110 eligibility here.