Runaway and Homeless Youth Basic Center Program Notice of Funding Opportunity Now Available 

The Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau announces the release of the Fiscal Year 2022 Basic Center Program (BCP) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).

Basic Center Programs provide temporary shelter and counseling services to youth who have left home without permission of their parents or guardians, been forced to leave home, or other homeless youth who might otherwise end up in the law enforcement or in the child welfare, mental health, or juvenile justice systems. BCPs work to establish or strengthen community-based programs that meet the immediate needs of runaway and homeless youth and their families. BCPs provide youth under 18 years of age with emergency shelter, food, clothing, counseling, and referrals for health care. BCPs can provide up to 21 days of shelter for youth and seek to reunite young people with their families, whenever possible, or to locate appropriate alternative placements. Additional services may include 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.

Grants awarded under this announcement will have a start date of September 30, 2022 and will be for a 36-month project period.

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Estimated Amount Available: $13,440,716

Estimated Number of Awards: 68 

Applications Due: June 27, 2022 

Length of Project Periods: 36 months