The Hamilton County Kinship Stipend is for Kinship Caregivers with a child placed in the home when the child is in the legal custody of HCJFS. The stipend is $350.00 per child per month while the child is placed in the home. For placements longer than 6 months this stipend will increase to $700.00 per child per month.

To initiate the stipend payment, kinship families must complete the following documents and submit them back to the agency:

Kinship Caregiver Agreement

HC Vendor Registration

Direct Deposit Agreement (if applicable)


If you have additional questions about kinship care, please click here to check for answers to FAQs.