Education and Training Vouchers (ETV) Program

Nevada’s Education and Training Vouchers (ETV) Program, operated by The Children’s Cabinet and Clark County Social Service (CCSS), provides financial assistance for postsecondary training and education to youth who have aged out of foster care or who have left foster care after age 16 through kinship, guardianship, or adoption in Nevada.

ETV Eligibility

1. ETV is for young adults who have aged out of foster care or who have left foster care after age 16 through kinship, guardianship, or adoption (we will verify this information with you).
2. Accepted to an accredited post-secondary or vocational school.
3. Complete the Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA).
4. Maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
5. Not have reached your 26th birthday.
6. Have not participated in the ETV program for more than 5 years.

What Can ETV pay for

1. Tuition and fees
2. Room and board (both on campus and off campus)
3. Books and school supplies
4. Transportation for school attendance
5. Computer, software, and equipment
6. Childcare expenses
7. Miscellaneous personal/educationally related expenses
8. Monthly personal stipend (limited to $250 each month)

If you qualify for ETV, you can receive up to $5,000 per school year (up to $2,500 per semester based on verified academic financial need), for a maximum of 5 years prior to turning 26 years old. ETV funds can be combined with other grants or scholarships to minimize or eliminate the need for student loans.

How long is the ETV application valid?

The applications are valid for the entire academic year (Fall, Spring and Summer semesters). Applications start in the Fall semester, however if you didn’t apply in the Fall, you can still start and apply in the Spring semester.
ETV funds are based on verified academic financial need and are not guaranteed. ETV requests are subject to approval and funds may be limited due to the number of applications received.

Where can I apply?

Clark County and The Children’s Cabinet are happy to assist applicants throughout the application process. If you reside in Clark County, please fill out the application form for CCSS. For student residing outside of Clark County please contact The Children’s Cabinet. Use this application if you will be attending school between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024.

Clark County Social Service 2023-2024 Application
Stacey Holland, LSW
Clark County ETV Coordinator
(702) 279-0818 (Cell)

Clark County 2023-2024 ETV Application

Joseph Taylor, LMSW
Clark County ETV Supervisor
Phone: (702) 455-0468 (Mainline)

Children’s Cabinet 2023-2024 ETV Application’

Cynthia Carstairs
777 Sinclair Street
Reno, Nevada 89501
Office: 775-352-8090
Desk (775) 856-0155
Cell (775) 343-6938
Fax (775) 322-1007