New York State COVID-19 Resources

Last Updated 4/21/20

**FYSA's Economic Impact Payment (Stimulus) Eligibilty Guide**

Emergency Funding

Other Foster Care Resources

Employment Resources

Foster Youth College Success Initiative  (FYCSI)

FYCSI is a NYS program that provides financial assistance and services for students to help with tuition, room & board, books, food, transportation, and other living expenses. 

  • All students – regardless of immigration status – are eligible to access funding and resources through FYCSI, if they meet the eligibility criteria: 
  1. Are currently a resident of New York State
  2. Became a foster youth, orphan or ward of the court at any time after your 13th birthday
  3. Are admitted and enrolled in a SUNY or CUNY college or university, or at a private college or university that participates in the FYCSI program.

If you believe you are eligible for FYCSI:

New York College Resources



Advocacy Opportunities for Youth in Care

  • - Amplify is a tool to help youth weigh in on issues that impact your life. Young people age 13-24 can share their thoughts, opinions, and ideas about how to make our communities work better for us! 
  • SYEP Advocacy- Teens Take Charge made a social media toolkit; a petition folks can sign; talking points; daily actions; and an online opportunity for youth to submit their stories. 
  • FYSA Youth Advocate Program- A paid internship program for youth in care who are interested in pursuing advocacy. Advocates must be currently or formerly in foster care,  18 years or older and currently in college. Advocates must be able to commit 5-10 hours a week for 9 months.

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Resources from NYS Attorney General Letitia James

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