Emergency Caregiver Funding Now Available
Effective July 1, 2018, emergency caregiver funding will be available to families with whom a child or a non minor dependent has been placed on an emergency basis or for a compelling reason pending RFA approval pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code sections 309, 361.45, or 16519.5.
CDSS hopes the emergency caregiver payments (which will be equivalent to the basic level of a resource family) will mitigate the financial impacts that emergency caregivers incur when they receive placement of children with little notice and prior to approval as a resource family. The monthly payments will be available for up to 180 days or until the family receives a decision on their RFA application, whichever comes first.
Please see ALL COUNTY LETTER (ACL) NO. 18-75 (Effective June 29, 2018)