Transition to Adult Living (TAL) Funds

Basic Information

Responsible Agency: DCFS Transition to Adult Living Program 

Amount: up to $2,000 per year

Deadline to Apply: Rolling

Can Spend On: Tuition, housing, transportation, basic living expenses. These funds are best thought of as emergency funds.

How $ is Awarded: TAL Coordinator pays for expenses directly. Cash is not distributed to youth.

For Whom: 

Not eligible: reunified youth, youth with Catholic Community Services, youth formerly in foster care whose cases closed before 16th birthday

To Access

Contact the closest DCFS TAL Coordinator to where you live:

Salt Lake City

Darcie Peterson,, 801-832-9743


Milton Gale,, 801-874-6600

Jeremy Rasmussen,, 801-319-5940


Reyna Martinez,, 435-213-6990

Nancy Dunn,, 801-395-5924

Castle Dale

Jesse Sitterud,, 435-749-2986

Candace Jensen,, 435-749-2408

St. George

Jennifer Farnsworth,, 435-592-2238

Paige Pryor,, 435-233-0375

State Office

Natalie Clark,, 385-348-1274

Aubrey Myers,, 801-541-5705

Want Help? We can meet with you 

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