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EllsworJ posted on September 06, 2011 10:56

As you may know, since the mid-1990’s Idaho has had guardianship assistance available for both relatives and non-relatives.  However, under state law, a termination of parental rights is required and the program is funded entirely with state general funds.

The Fostering Connections Act of 2008 gave states the option of using federal funds for a Relative Guardianship Assistance Program (RGAP).  After a lengthy process, our state plan has been approved. 

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