End Foster Youth Student Hunger in California Act of 2019


session 2019-2020
priority Standard
Author Wicks
position Support
Letter View Letter
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.

Last Action:

08/30/19 In committee: Held under submission.