Grants for foster care available for Harvey victims

Texas Center for Child and Family Studies has announced a massive grant to support recovery and relief efforts for children in foster care impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - Texas Center for Child and Family Studies has announced a massive grant to support recovery and relief efforts for children in foster care impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

The nonprofit announced the $800,000 grant for child placement agencies in Harvey damaged areas along the coast.

Agencies which include other nonprofits and faith-based organizations will be able to go to the Center's website to find the application forms for the money. 

Katie Olse, Executive Director for Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services, said the grant has two goals.

"One objective of this grant will be to ensure that there's enough capacity for children in the foster care system. And then the second objective is around trauma. Children involved in the child protection system have already been through abuse or neglect and such trauma, the impact of the storm has just compounded that," Olse said.

To apply for money from the grant, you can click here.

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