Guide to Technical Assistance

The Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center is designed to provide Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB)-funded runaway and homeless youth (RHY) grantees with training and technical assistance services and support available at low or no cost.

Trainings provided by RHYTTAC are guided by:

Technical assistance (TA) is based on individual needs and assessment provided through one of three tiers: Universal TA, Targeted TA, and Intensive TA.

All TA services and supports are designed and delivered in close partnership with FYSB Leadership, FYSB RHY Regional Program Managers, FYSB Federal Project Officers, and the grantee organization receiving services.

Whenever possible, as approved by FYSB, these TA resources and support will be posted to the RHYTTAC website resource page, which is accessible by the general public. RHYTTAC, with FYSB approval, will also share these materials across the Runaway and Homeless Youth Program Network (RHYPN) and/or other ACF TA Centers for dissemination to their constituents and the public via their websites/social media outreach.

Resources available on demand 24/7

Information and assistance available Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

  • Support by or email at [email protected] to answer questions or assist with access to RHYTTAC services or resources
  • Assigning specific eLearning courses to staff of an organization or program to be completed by a specific date
  • Emailing resources such as sample policies and procedures
  • Facilitating peer-to-peer connections with grantees known to excel in the area being addressed by TA services
  • Assistance with preparation before or follow-up support after delivery of on-site services
  • Follow-up phone calls and supports during the Corrective Action Plan (CAP) process, including assistance developing the written CAP and/or fully implementing the FYSB approved CAP.

Scheduled Events

  • Twitter chats and Facebook Live sessions
  • Regional Meetings
  • Pick-up clinics (topical clinics designed to meet the needs of a group of grantees in a particular state or region)
  • On-site TA for individual grantees

How to Access Services

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