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Guardianship Assistance Program (GAP)
The Guardianship Assistance Program (GAP) is a IV-E funded program. This program is meant to help families where reunification and adoption have been ruled out and Guardianship has been determined to be the best permanency option for a child or sibling group.
The Child must meet the following eligibility requirements:
Be a ward of DCS or Juvenile Delinquency/Juvenile Status (JDJS) and meet all of the following requirements:
The Relative Caregiver must meet the following eligibility requirements:
Note: Families who applied for the TANF funded Assisted Guardianship Program prior to July 1, 2012 and were determined eligible will continue receiving assistance from that program until the child has aged out of eligibility.
For more information on the Guardianship Assistance Program, contact your local DCS Office.