Florida Senate - 2024                       CS for CS for SB 564
       By the Committees on Fiscal Policy; and Children, Families, and
       Elder Affairs; and Senators Garcia, Hooper, Book, and Rouson
       594-03822-24                                           2024564c2
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to young adult aftercare services;
    3         amending s. 409.1451, F.S.; revising eligibility
    4         requirements for aftercare services for certain young
    5         adults; authorizing the Department of Children and
    6         Families to distribute federal funds to eligible young
    7         adults in certain circumstances; providing an
    8         effective date.
   10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   12         Section 1. Present subsection (11) of section 409.1451,
   13  Florida Statutes, is redesignated as subsection (12), a new
   14  subsection (11) is added to that section, and paragraph (a) of
   15  subsection (3) of that section is amended, to read:
   16         409.1451 The Road-to-Independence Program.—
   17         (3) AFTERCARE SERVICES.—
   18         (a)1. Aftercare services are available to a young adult who
   19  has reached 18 years of age but is not yet 23 years of age and
   20  is:
   21         a. Not in foster care.
   22         b. Temporarily not receiving financial assistance under
   23  subsection (2) to pursue postsecondary education.
   24         2. Subject to available funding, aftercare services as
   25  specified in subparagraph (b)8. are also available to a young
   26  adult who is between the ages of 18 and 22, and is:
   27         a. Receiving financial assistance under subsection (2), is
   28  experiencing an emergency situation, requires services as
   29  specified in subparagraph (b)8., and whose resources are
   30  insufficient to meet the emergency situation. Such assistance
   31  shall be in addition to any amount specified in paragraph
   32  (2)(b).
   33         b.Was placed by a court in out-of-home care pursuant to
   34  chapter 39, lived in out-of-home care for at least 6 months
   35  after turning 14 years of age, and did not achieve reunification
   36  with his or her parent or guardian.
   37         (11) FUNDING DURING EMERGENCY.—Notwithstanding the
   38  eligibility criteria in subsections (2) and (3), the department
   39  may distribute federal funds to all young adults deemed eligible
   40  by the funding source in the event of a state or national
   41  emergency.
   42         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2024.