Kinship Guardianship Assistance Payment Program

This web-based training aims to raise awareness of the Kinship Guardianship Assistance Payment Program (Kin-GAP). The California Kin-GAP program became effective for Child Welfare recipients exiting foster care on January 1, 2000. The program was extended to probation youth exiting the juvenile justice system to live with a related guardian in 2006. This program is a permanency option for dependent or ward children in appropriate placements with relative caregivers who are unable or unwilling to adopt a child/youth in foster care. 

Topics include:

  • Kin-GAP eligibility and benefits
  • Permanency priority
  • Responsibilities for the county and recipient

Through this online workshop, participants will understand Kin-GAP eligibility and be able to explain the benefits of the program.

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