Welcome to RHYTTAC

The purpose of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center (RHYTTAC) is to provide training and technical assistance to the Family and Youth Services Bureau's (FYSB) Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Program grantees and allied professionals by:

  • Developing effective approaches to serving RHY;
  • Accessing new resources to enhance grantee's ability to serve RHY and;
  • Establishing linkages with other programs with similar interests and concerns.

RHYTTAC is here to ensure effective interventions are in place by grantees to build skills and capacities that contribute to the healthy, positive, and productive functioning of children and youth into adulthood.

RHY grantees have the opportunity to login to their profile using their email address to locate form submission records, invoices, and more.  You may also locate your username or password if needed. Please contact the RHYTTAC training and technical assistance team at [email protected] with your questions, training needs, ideas, and other requests for assistance.

Basic Center Program Funding Opportunity Announcement Now Available

The Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families' Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) announces the release of the Basic Center Program (BCP) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). Click here to learn more and access the FOA.

Street Outreach Program Funding Opportunity Announcement Now Available

FYSB announces the availability of funding for approximately 37 grants to programs providing street-based services to runaway, homeless, and street youth who have been subjected to, or are at-risk of sexual abuse, sexual exploitation and severe forms of trafficking in persons. Click here to learn more and access the funding announcement.

Save the Date, Call for Presenters, and Call for Posters Released for #RHYTraining18

FYSB and RHYTTAC are pleased to announce the 2018 National RHY Grantees Training will be held in Austin, Texas from October 31st through November 2nd. Registration for the national training and hotel are scheduled to open on June 4th. Click here to learn more.

2018 FYSB Mural Contest Now Open

FYSB is pleased to announce the 2018 FYSB Mural Contest! FYSB’s RHY grantees are invited to engage young people in this creative opportunity to tell their stories. Entries will be judged on young people’s role in crafting an agency's mural sketch and narrative, the meaningfulness and creativity of the design, and the connection to the theme “Realizing Youth Potential”. The winning agency will receive a gift card to cover the purchase of art supplies. Canvas can be used if the winning facility prefers that paint not be applied directly on the walls. View the 2017 winning mural and learn more about the contest here.

FYSB Announces Regional Meetings for RHY Program Grantees

FYSB is announces regional meetings for RHY grantees. RHY grantees are invited to send at least one staff member, who is in a program management or lead position, to represent their organization. Learn more about the regional meetings here.

Transitional Living Program and Maternity Group Home Funding Opportunity Now Available

FYSB's RHY Program released the Transitional Living Program (TLP)/Maternity Group Home (MGH) FOA, which provides resources to support long-term transitional living and maternity group home programs to implement effective strategies for successful transition to sustainable living for runaway and homeless youth and/or pregnant and parenting youth and their dependent child(ren). Visit RHY News to learn more about this and other funding opportunities.

Missed Opportunities: Youth Homelessness in America

On Wednesday, November 15, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago released results from an unprecedented national survey on unaccompanied youth homelessness in the United States. The study, Missed Opportunities: Youth Homelessness in America, is the first-of-its-kind to capture the scope of the issue broadly, by harnessing data from young people who have slept on the streets or in shelters; ran away from or were kicked out of their homes; or couch surfed, living with friends and family. Findings show one in ten young adults ages 18-25, and at least one in 30 adolescents ages 13-17, experience some form of homelessness unaccompanied by a parent or guardian over the course of a year.This translates to 3.5 million young people ages 18-25 and 700,000 adolescent minors. Learn more here.

National Safe Place Network Selected as Operator of RHYTTAC

NSPN is proud to announce its continued service to FYSB RHY grantees for another three years through the operation of RHYTTAC.  NSPN is committed to providing up-to-date promising practices to help support youth organizations across the country as they work to provide safety and permanency, and to improve the social and emotional well-being of runaway, homeless, and street youth. NSPN's dedication to FYSB and RHY grantees will foster capacity building that will result in continued enhancement of services for youth and families.

Thank you for allowing NSPN to serve you. We're honored to be a part of your efforts to keep young people safe. Together we can.

RHYTTAC eLearning

RHYTTAC eLearning is a web-based application containing training documents, PowerPoints, and recorded webinar trainings. Sign up for eLearning today.

RHYTTAC eLearning

Community of Practice

This site is a meeting place that provides FYSB-funded RHY grantees with opportunities to participate in discussion forums, member profiles, photo gallery, file storage, and more.

Community of Practice