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Posted on: June 15, 2021

Cash awards are coming soon and you may be eligible!

Cash Awards-Are You Eligible

For Washington County youth ages 18 to age 27 who experienced foster care at the age of 14 or older. You are eligible for a direct cash award. Please read the attached flyer and reach out to the Washington County Children Services Division by email, DSS@Washingtoncountyny.gov or by phone, 518-746-2320 for further assistance.


If you were financially impacted by COVID-19, you may be eligible for cash assistance. Youth who are in and were in foster care have experienced numerous challenges including:

• Housing/homelessness

• Transportation issues

• Utility expenses

• Technology barriers

• Child care challenges

• Food insecurity

• Medical expenses

• Loss of employment/reduced hours

• Serious illness of youth or family

• Financial instability

Awards will be distributed on a first come first serve basis until September 30, 2022 or until exhausted.

Your Age Range                             When to Apply

Out of care: 18 and up to 27*         Until Sept. 30, 2021

Out of care: 18 and up to 21          Oct. 1, 2021 — Sept. 30, 2022

In care: 20 and 21                          Until Sept. 30, 2021

In care: 20                                      Oct. 1, 2021 —  Sept. 30, 2022

* If you are older than 21 now, do not delay. The last day for you to apply is September 30, 2021.

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