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Los Angeles County Offers Equal Pay for Relative Caregivers

Grandparents raising their grandchildren full time in Los Angeles County will soon be eligible to receive additional financial support through a state program that provides funds for certain foster children living with relatives, Santa Monica area county Supervisor Sheila Kuehl announced.

Kuehl’s motion, co-authored by Supervisor Don Knabe and approved by the County Board of Supervisors this past week, instructs the Department of Children and Family Services to opt into the state’s Approved Relative Caregiver (ARC) Program by no later than June 1.