AB-1229: End Foster Youth Student Hunger in California Act of 2019

Session: 2019-2020
Author: Wicks
Status: Alive
AAP-CA Position: Support
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Would enact the End Foster Youth Student Hunger in California Act of 2019. In so doing,  would  establish:
-The Transition Age Foster Youth Meal Plan Program, through  which an eligible transition-age foster youth studying for a higher education degree would receive an award equal to the amount of the cost of a meal plan that would cover 10 meals per week and the cost of all campus fees.
-Would require the State Department of Social Services to establish a food assistance program for eligible CalFresh households that include a transition age former foster youth, as specified.
-Would require the department to issue guidance to county human services departments to require certain practices identified by the department to increase rates of completed CalFresh applications and CalFresh participation rates of exiting foster youth.
Download AAP Positional Letter: AB 1229 Foster Youth Hunger Health Committee (kc)