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Welcome to Indiana ETV

Indiana Connected By 25′s mission is to ensure that foster care youth are educated, housed, financially stable, employed and connected to a support system by age 25. Indiana Connected By 25, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides technical assistance to build the capacity of funders, state and local policy makers, case managers, independent living specialists and youth-serving providers to effectively support youth transitioning from foster care.



The Indiana Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program is a federally funded, state-administered program that provides financial and academic support for young adults who’ve left the foster care system and are enrolled in qualified colleges, universities or vocational education programs.

  • Eligible students can be awarded up to $5,000 per academic year
  • Eligible students must initially apply and receive ETV funds before the 21st birthday.
  • Eligible students may be awarded ETV funds until their 23rd birthday
  • ETV helps offset such costs as tuition, housing, textbooks, tutoring, childcare, and transportation.


The ETV program is open to any former and current foster care youth who meets one of these criteria:

  • Foster care will end on and after your 18th birthday.
  • You are in foster care at age 17 and not enrolled in high school, but you have earned a GED or Vocational Certificate or you have completed state requirements and have a high school diploma. In any case, you are remaining in foster care until you turn 18.
  • You left foster care after your 16th birthday because you were adopted or placed in a kinship guardianship.

Additionally you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or qualified non-citizen;
  • Have personal assets (bank account, car, home, etc.) worth less than $10,000;
  • Be accepted into or enrolled in a degree, certificate or other accredited program and show that he/she is making satisfactory academic progress.