We assist Foster Youth under the WIOA Youth Program for services such as occupational training or on the job training, as well as supportive services to assist Foster Youth to obtain or retain employment.
Current foster youth
A youth, age 14 or older, who is receiving substitute care services under the managing conservatorship of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS), including youth residing in private foster homes, group homes, residential treatment centers, juvenile correctional institutions, and relative care
Former foster youth
A youth up to 23 years of age, who formerly was under the managing conservatorship of DFPS, until one of the following takes place:
- A court transferred the conservatorship
- The youth was legally emancipated (the youth’s minority status was removed by a court)
- The youth attained 18 years of age
- Eligible foster youth must receive priority over all other equally qualified individuals—except eligible veterans—in the receipt of federal- and state-funded services.
- Workforce services must be prioritized and targeted for youth transitioning out of the foster care system and for former foster youth.