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The Independent Living Program, or ILP, is a Title IV-E, fedreally-funded, state-administered program to prepare foster care youth, ages 14-21, for their transition from foster care to adulthood, e.g. for when they will no longer be under the care of local Children and Youth agency and must have the skills to live on their own.

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Educational Training Grant

Pennsylvania Chafee Education and Training Grant (ETG) Program

Extended Foster Care payments and FAFSA input

The Chafee Education and Training Grant (ETG) Program is a federally funded program that offers grant assistance to Pennsylvania undergraduate students aging out of foster care who are attending a postsecondary institution approved for Federal Title IV student financial assistance programs.

PHEAA will administer the Grant Program for the academic year on behalf of the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS). This program is authorized under the Foster Care Independence Act of 1999 as amended by the Promoting Safe and Stable Families Amendments of 2001.

Maximum awards under this program are up to $5,000 per academic year. However, no award may exceed the student's cost of attendance minus other financial aid the student is receiving. Awards are contingent upon federal funding and are not guaranteed.

Eligibility requirements

To be considered for this grant, you must:

To apply

  1. Students must annually complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  2. Download the Chafee ETG Program Application (118 KB PDF). http://www.pheaa.org/funding-opportunities/other-educational-aid/chafee-program.shtml
  3. Mail your completed Chafee ETG application to:

State Grant and Special Programs
PO Box 8114 
Harrisburg, PA 17105-9923


For more information, please contact us at 1-800-692-7392 or PAETG@pheaa.org.