Welcome to RHYTTAC

The Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center (RHYTTAC) is the training and technical assistance provider for all federally-funded runaway and homeless youth (RHY) grantees. RHYTTAC assists these organizations in developing and implementing effective approaches to serving young people who have run away and/or are impacted by homelessness, accessing new resources, and establishing linkages with other programs with similar interests and concerns. RHYTTAC:

  • Provides direct capacity building support for programs and communities in the form of technical assistance, training, and online communities;
  • Develops tools and resources, and manages multiple communication channels for dissemination of those resources; and,
  • Leads a coordinated strategy across federal departments and other national grantees.

Please contact the RHYTTAC training and technical assistance team at [email protected] with your questions, training needs, ideas, and other requests for assistance.

Get Connected: eLearning & Community of Practice

RHYTTAC is excited to announce it has a new eLearning and Community of Practice platform. Anyone can get connected to other RHY Providers, as well as web-based learning opportunities and materials. Click the link below, then click 'Create New Account' in the bottom right corner.

Access New eLearning & Community of Practice

Presentations and Recordings from the 2020 National RHY Grantees Training Now Available!

In November 2020, over 1500 people from across the country participated in the virtual National Training. Presentations and recordings from keynote speakers, Federal staff, and experts from the field are now available! Access presentations and recordings.

Guidance in Addressing COVID-19

Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) grantees are encouraged to work closely with state and local public health authorities on issues related to addressing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in their organization and community. Click here to access information and resources, such as the resources listed below, for RHY programs.

RHY COVID-19 FAQs

FYSB developed RHY COVID-19 FAQs for RHY grantees seeking additional information on flexibilities available specific to the administration of grants funded under the RHY Program. In addition, FYSB hosted a listening session for representatives of FYSB-funded RHY programs to review these FAQs. You may access the listening session here.

RHY grantees are encouraged to contact their Federal Project Officer (FPO) to discuss individual programmatic, administrative, or financial questions their organization may have should they need further clarification or direction regarding guidance provided thus far. Learn more about the FAQs and access additional COVID-19 resources here.

RHY Grantee COVID-19 Flexibilities

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) is sharing Information Memorandum IM-ACF-OA-2020-01 providing information on grant flexibilities in conducting human service activities related to or affected by the COVID-19. Learn more about the RHY Grantee COVID-19 Flexibilities here.