Youth Connect Eligibility

Youth will need to meet the following criteria to qualify for the Youth Connect program:

LLSIL Chart Effective Date: May 30, 2018

Family Size 70% LLSIL 2018
**1 $12,140
**2 $16,460
3 $21,162
4 $26,126
5 $30,835
6 $36,063
7 $41,291
8 $46,519
Additionals $5,228 per person
**NOTE: Federal guidance indicates that low income is "the Poverty Level or 70% of the LLSIL", whichever is higher.
  1. Are you a youth between the ages of 16 years to 21 years?
  2. Do you live in Pinellas County?
  3. Are you a U.S. Citizen or Right to Work in the U.S.?
  4. Are you a Disadvantaged Young Adult who meets one of the Low Income criteria below?
    1. Does your family currently receive cash assistance or TANF through DCF?
    2. Does or did your family receive food stamps over the last 6 months?
    3. Are you a foster care youth receiving federal assistance or services?
    4. Are you a homeless youth?
    5. Does your household income under either income standard based on family size?
  5. Are you a student with at least one of the Youth Barriers listed below?
    • Poor or No Work History
    • Lack of Employability Skills
    • Living in Subsidized Housing
    • Pregnant or Parenting Young Adult
    • Homeless or Runaway
    • School Dropout
    • Foster Care Youth or Aging out of Foster Care
    • Ex-offender
    • Completed Educational program, but lack the appropriate license for that occupation
    • GPA is below a 3.0
    • Retained one or more times in school during the last 5 years
    • Frequent moves between schools
    • Parents or siblings dropped out of school

  6. Have recent (last 6 months) TABE test results with scores of 7.0 or higher on Reading and Math.