Chafee Wraparound is flexible funding available for those adolescents in an independent living skills, aftercare, or transitional living program. The funds can be used to pay security deposits, up to four months' rent, purchase linens, furniture, driving lessons, or other items or services that will help the adolescent obtain independence.
Eligible adolescents are as follows:
- Age 16 to their 22nd birthday who are in an independent living skills or transitional living program
- Age 18 to their 22nd birthday who are in an aftercare program
- Age 18 to their 22nd birthday, who are no longer an open DCP&P case or in an aftercare program, but were in a DCP&P placement on their 18th birthday
Only independent living skills, aftercare, and transitional living programs can make requests for the Chafee Wraparound funds. A young person must work with one of these programs in order to access these funds.
All applications for Wraparound funds are submitted through a web-based system at: www.transitionsforyouth.org/wraparound You must have a login and specific permissions to access the Wraparound application.
In order to apply for a login click here: TFY-Wraparound User Request Form
For additional information, please review the Chafee Funding Frequently Asked Questions.