Oregon Chaffee Education & Training Grant


  • Funding to help current or former foster care youth with postsecondary education and training
  • Currently be in child welfare foster care, or
  • Had been in child welfare foster care for at least 180 days (six months) after your 13th birthday and exited substitute care at age 14 or older, or
  • Be a former foster youth who was adopted or entered into a guardianship on or after your 13th birthday, and your adoption/guardianship finalized after 9/1/2015
  • Must be 25 or younger to apply. Final Chafee Grant disbursement much be received the term before the youth turns age 26

Tips for Candidates

  • Available to both FAFSA and ORSAA candidates.
  • Available for students in a community college, public or private institution.
  • Eligible for up to 6 years.
  • Funds are distributed to the IHE and students then pay their childcare provider. 

Estimated Amount

  • Maximum award of $5,000 per year.
  • College will determine the amount of your grant based on financial need after application of any state or federal grant monies (PELL, Oregon Opportunity Grant, etc.).