Kinship Start-Up Stipend

Kinship resource parents receive a one-time start-up stipend to help meet the additional financial needs as a result of having children placed in their homes. The stipend amount is available for each child placed in the home, and is equivalent to the current monthly maintenance payment per the age of the child. Please check with your resource specialist to obtain the current amount.

Kinship resource parents are eligible to receive the one-time stipend after the child has been the in home at least two weeks and a contract has been signed.

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