Car Seat Reimbursement

Caregivers are eligible for reimbursement towards the purchase of a new car seat for the child in their care according to the guidelines listed below. Please open the link to learn more.

  • Car Seat Reimbursement is available for caregivers (Resource Parents, Kinship, NERFM) who currently caring for a foster infant/youth who has an open CPS case and is living in out of home care.
  • Reimbursement is up to $175. If the amount of purchase is less than $175, the amount reimbursed will be in the exact amount of the seat.
  • Caregiver will submit a copy of the receipt of purchase (including the date) and the Care Seat Reimbursement form to or mail to REFPA. P.O. Box 1084 Santa Rosa, CA 95402
  • REFPA will verify the placement with the EFH Coordinator or Case Carrying social worker listed on the request form.
  • Reimbursement will be sent to caregiver within 30 days of verification from social worker.
  • Limit is one reimbursement per child.
  • Caregiver agrees the care seat will remain personal property of the child and will move with them through transition into a new caregiver home or they reunify with their birth parent(s).



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