Counties directly eligible for funding to combat and prevent youth homelessness

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Key Takeaways

On April 4, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) released several Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFO) for runaway and homeless youth programs. Through these NOFOs, counties can provide services such as short-term shelters, outreach, education, services and referrals to youth who are experiencing homelessness. Counties can apply for the following NOFOs below: 

  • Basic Center Program (BCP): Through BCP, counties can apply for up to $250,000 to provide temporary shelter and counseling services, street-based services; home-based services for families with youth at risk of separation from the family; drug abuse education and prevention services; and at the request of runaway and homeless youth, testing for sexually transmitted diseases.  
  • Street Outreach Program (SOP): Counties can apply for up to $150,000 to provide outreach, education, services, and referrals to help youth who are experiencing homelessness with the goal of moving them into safe and stable housing and prepare them for independence. Priority will be given to applicants with experience in providing services to runaway, homeless, and street youth.
  • Maternity Group Home (MGH): The MGH aims to provide safe and stable shelter, basic necessities, and education to pregnant or parenting youth ages 16-21 with no safe alternate living arrangement, who are at risk of being homeless, or are homeless. Counties can apply for awards of up to $250,000.
  • Transitional Living Program (TLP): TLP funds can be used to provide safe and stable shelter for a period of 18 months, or 21 months under extenuating circumstances, to youth ages 16 through 21 (and their dependent children, if applicable) who have run away from home, been forced to leave home, have no safe alternate living arrangement, or are at risk of being homeless. Counties can apply for awards of up to $250,000.
  • Runaway and Homeless Youth - Prevention Demonstration Program (RHY-PDP): The primary purposed of RHY-PDP is to prevent youth homelessness. Through this program, counties will be awarded up to $350,000 to enter into a cooperative agreement to plan and implement prevention services designed specifically for youth who are at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability and their families. 

Counties have until June 7, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. to apply for each of these programs through grants.gov. 

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