Your Journey Begins Here

Unlock your road to independence by applying to the Keys to Independence program.
Our application process is simple, and our dedicated team is ready to guide you every step of the way.
Don’t wait any longer – start your journey today!

Before You Start

If you think you may have already applied to K2I, please check with us before starting a new application.

To verify application status, email

    • Subject line: Check K2I application status
    • Send this info: your name, your date of birth, your email address

Choose Your Application Path

Youth experiencing foster care:

To be eligible, you must be:
  • 15-21 years of age
  • Youth in out-of-home care or have reached permanency within the past 6 months
  • Continuing in care under section 39.6251, or part of the PESS population

Youth experiencing homeless:

To be eligible, you must be:
  • 16-24 years of age
  • Youth experiencing homelessness
  • Unaccompanied homeless youth as defined by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and verified by one of the following:
    • School district’s liaison for homeless children and youth
    • Director of an emergency shelter program funded by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development or their designee
    • Director of a runaway or homeless youth basic center or transitional living program funded by the United States Department of Health and Human Services or their designee
    • Continuum of care lead agency or its designee

Complete Your Application Below

Let’s begin your journey to independence together.
Apply now and take the first step toward a brighter future.