Understanding the Landscape of Public Funding for Organizations Serving Transition-Age Foster Youth

Youth in foster care face significant challenges as they transition to adulthood, and many depend on services provided by nongovernmental organizations. These organizations rely on a mix of private and public funding for their work, and public funding streams are varied, complex, and difficult to navigate. RAND researchers catalogued available public funding streams and identified barriers and facilitators to accessing them, as well as funding gaps.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter One


  • Chapter Two


  • Chapter Three


  • Chapter Four

    Discussion and Recommendations

  • Appendix A

    Landscape Review Search Terms

  • Appendix B

    Interview Protocols

  • Appendix C

    Example Program Descriptions

  • Appendix D

    Instructions for Updating the Funding Landscape Dataset and Web Tool

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