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Teen Structured Settings Program

4403-2119

funding levels adjusted for inflation (cpi)

  • Funding History
  • Description
  • Proposals
Adjusted for inflation (cpi) NOT adjusted
FY18 $10,029,832 $10,029,832
FY17 $10,254,399 $10,029,832
FY16 $10,262,777 $9,854,932
FY15 $9,610,992 $9,167,502
FY14 $9,708,189 $9,194,318
FY13 $7,927,762 $7,393,207
FY12 $7,170,949 $6,576,708
FY11 $7,381,400 $6,576,576
FY10 $7,527,829 $6,576,576
FY09 $8,008,082 $6,927,953
FY08 $8,059,418 $6,876,067
FY07 $8,289,692 $6,819,544
FY06 $8,448,290 $6,773,966
FY05 $7,847,653 $6,063,317
FY04 $8,083,439 $6,063,317
FY03 $8,480,968 $6,224,206
FY02 $8,667,803 $6,224,206
FY01 $8,821,289 $6,224,206
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Funding for Teen Structured Settings Program
24.4%

comparisons adjusted for inflation (cpi)

The Teen Structured Settings Program helps support teen parents under the age of 20 who are recipients of TAFDC benefits. The program helps locate an approved placement for teens as determined by the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) with support from the Department of Children and Families (DCF).

Approved placements include the following living arrangements:

1. With a responsible adult:

- a parent;

- an adult older than age 20 who meets the relationship requirement;

- an approved foster parent though partnership with DCF;

- a legal guardian

2. Teens can also reside in a Teen Living Program through partnership with DCF. Capacity in the Teen Living Program is often not sufficient to reach all of the teens who could benefit from the program so DTA also partners with the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) to shelter teen parents through the state's Emergency Assistance (EA) program.

3. Teens can live on their own if DTA determines they have the necessary skills and education.

The teen structured settings program provides support as long as teens also meet the education requirement - having or participating in a program to receive a high school diploma, GED or other employment training program for 20 hours per week. Participants receive child care and transportation support associated with education and employment assistance and can access a number of supportive referrals to substance abuse and mental health services, and domestic violence specialists. Victims of domestic violence may have the education requirement waived.

Updated February 2017

Adjusted for inflation (cpi) NOT adjusted
FY18 GAA $10,029,832 $10,029,832
FY18 Leg $10,029,832 $10,029,832
FY18 Sen $10,034,729 $10,034,729
FY18 SWM $10,034,729 $10,034,729
FY18 Hou $10,034,729 $10,034,729
FY18 HWM $10,034,729 $10,034,729
FY18 Gov $10,034,729 $10,034,729
FY17 $10,254,399 $10,029,832