SB 150 Implementation

Senate Bill 150 took effect on January 1, 2020. The new law allows foster youth who receive a Chafee Education and Training Voucher to continue to receive funds for up to two years before losing access based on satisfactory academic progress standards. Prior to SB 150, funds were lost after just one year. The Chafee ETV is the only financial aid source created specifically for current and former foster youth. It provides up to $5,000 in financial aid each academic year to eligible foster youth.
  • SB 150 Toolkit

    This toolkit is designed to assist college campuses to effectively implement and understand the new law. Items in the toolkit include Implementation recommendations, official bill language, frequently asked questions and  sample forms for the Chafee grant appeal, student success plan and students services.
  • Student Success Plan

    SB 150 requires that after two consecutive semesters or three consecutive quarters of not meeting SAP, students must meet with an appropriate staff member to develop a plan for improving academic progress or update an existing plan in order to continue to receive Chafee funds. This Student Success Plan template is a tool that students and staff can use to collaboratively create a Student Success Plan. This template can be modified to fit the needs of the institution.

  • SAP Appeal Form

    This document can be used to appeal the loss of a Chafee grant only.

  • Student Services Resources Flyer Template

    Under the provisions of Senate Bill 150, California Community Colleges and California State Universities must provide (and University of California campuses are requested to provide) all Chafee grant recipients, upon release of the first payment, with information regarding available support services on campus and the process for completing an educational plan. This template can serve as the basis for designing this document.