Welcome to RHYTTAC

The Runaway and Homeless Youth Training, Technical Assistance, and Capacity Building 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.

Click here to check out the latest updates and announcements in RHY News.

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Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs Notice of Funding Opportunities Now Available

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), and the Family and Youth Services Bureau has announced the release of the FY 2024 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the five Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Grant Programs: Basic Center Program, Street Outreach Program, Maternity Group Home Program, Transitional Living Program, and Runaway and Homeless Youth-Prevention Demonstration Program.

Read all the details and get links to the NOFOs

 RHYTTAC Resources Access the RHYTTAC resource database her: resources.rhyttac.org

Check out the RHYTTAC Resource Database

In a coordinated effort to enhance accessibility and streamline support for the youth homelessness field, we are also pleased to announce the migration of invaluable resources from the National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families (NCHYF) to the RHYTTAC website. Now, under the umbrella of RHYTTAC's repository of resources, users can expect to find the research, resource library, and screening tools previously found on the NCHYF site at resources.rhyttac.org.

This content library along with RHYTTAC’s eLearning and the Community of Practice will offer expanded opportunities for collaboration and resource utilization. Stay tuned for an enriched online presence and an even more comprehensive repository of tools and information. 

 2024 RHYTTAC National Needs Assessment

Grantee Organization Engagement Requested for RHYTTAC National Needs Assessment

The Runaway and Homeless Youth Training, Technical Assistance, and Capacity Building Center (RHYTTAC) is conducting our annual National Needs Assessment (NNA). Participation and responses are essential to helping RHYTTAC better support the needs of RHY grantees. Findings from the NNA will be used to identify priorities for Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) and develop new resources for RHY grantee organizations. The Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) will use the results of the assessment to support grantee organizations in improving outcomes for youth. 

Learn more about the assessment

Updated Foundational Resource: Runaway and Homeless Youth Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Updated Foundational Resource for FYSB Runaway and Homeless Youth Grantees

The Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), Division of Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY), and RHYTTAC are excited to share with grantees an updated RHY Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) foundational resource. This document aims to serve as a valuable FAQs resource for recipients of RHY Program grants. The updated document answers many FAQs and provides definitions, fact sheets, links to further resources, RHY Program legislation, and more. 

Click here to download the updated FAQ resource

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New Resource: Supporting and Affirming LGBTQIA2S+ Youth and Young Adults

As Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) programs, organizations, and their communities seek effective practices for supporting, affirming, and improving outcomes for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, queer, intersex, asexual, and two spirit, as well as non-binary and gender expansive (LGBTQIA2S+) youth and young adults, the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), Division of Runaway and Homeless Youth, and the Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center (RHYTTAC) are excited to share a new tip sheet. (Ahora disponible en español.)

Click here to learn more and download the Tip Sheet

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RHY Grantee Foundational Resources

There are a lot of details to consider in implementing Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) grants. RHYTTAC's RHY Grantee Foundational Resources webpage contains links to resources that RHY grantees and staff (new and experienced) can reference. You may use the Foundational Resources webpage as a starting place and return as needed (bookmark the webpage linked below for easy access). 

Click here to explore the RHY Grantee Foundational Resources webpage.