Education and Training Vouchers (ETV)

Youth Who Have Aged Out of Foster Care

Youth who have aged out of foster care anywhere in the United State and its territories can receive financial assistance in acquiring vocational and technical training or attending a college or university. Financial assistance is also available to youth who were adopted from foster care on or after their 16th birthday. In order to receive the educational voucher, you must attend an accredited school, minimally part-time and maintain a grade point average of 2.0 and/or make satisfactory progress in your education goals.

What Does ETV Cover?

  • Tuition and fees
  • Room and board
  • Transportation for school attendance
  • Personal computer, calculator, and software
  • Child care expenses
  • Miscellaneous personal expenses
  • Books and school supplies

If you qualify for an Educational Training Voucher, you can receive up to $5,000 per school year, for a maximum of 5 years prior to turning 26 years old.

How to Apply

■ Find the correct ETV application for your school year below. 

■ Send your completed applications to:

          Wendy Figueroa at the Children's Cabinet

          Call:  (775) 443-4504

          Text: (775) 830-0397

          Fax   (775) 668-2038


2021-2022 ETV Application

Use this application if you will be attending school between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022.

2021-2022 Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Application

2020-2021 ETV Application

 Use this application if you will be attending school between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.

 2020-2021 Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Application 

The Children's Cabinet

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The Children's Cabinet
480 Galletti Way, Bldg. C
Sparks, NV 89431
Phone: (775) 688-3288 or 1 (866) 741-3218
Fax: (775) 688-2038

The State of Nevada supplements Federal funding with the Financial Assistance to Former Foster Youth (FAFFY). This fund was specifically created to assist former foster youth from the Nevada foster care system to achieve economic self-sufficiency and independence as an adult. These services include the following:

  • Household goods
  • Job training, housing assistance
  • Case management assistance
  • Medical Insurance