Financial Aid - Federal School Code: 006972

Chafee Grant

What is a Chafee Grant?

The California Chafee Grant provides current or former foster youth with funds to use for career and technical training or college courses. Students may qualify for up to $5,000 in addition to any other state or federal aid they receive. Because this is a grant, it does not have to be repaid.  This grant can used toward costs including child care, transportation and rent. Funding is limited.

Chafee Grant

How do I qualify for Chafee Grant? To qualify:

How do I apply for a Chafee Grant?

File two forms:


For more information on the process please read Chafee Grant Facts or visit 


Helpful Resources

Butte County Independent Living Program

California Chafee Grant for Foster Youth

California Student Aid Commission

County Welfare Directors Association of California 

Foster Youth Help-Foster Care Outreach

I Can Afford College

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