RHY News

Runaway and Homeless Youth Transitional Living Program (TLP) 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 Fiscal Year 2021 Transitional Living Program (TLP) Funding Opportunity Announcement.

TLPs implement, enhance, and/or support effective strategies for successful transition to sustainable living for runaway and homeless youth ages 16 to under 22 and/or pregnant and parenting youth ages 16 to under 22 and their dependent child(ren). Projects must provide safe, stable, and appropriate shelter for up to 18 months and, under extenuating circumstances, can be extended to 21 months and provide comprehensive services that supports the transition of homeless youth to self-sufficiency and stable, independent living.

Grants awarded under this announcement will have a start date of September 30, 2021 and will be for a 36-month project period.

Please click here to read the full announcement:
https://ami.grantsolutions.gov/HHS-2021-ACF-ACYF-CX-1905

Estimated Amount Available: $11,975,863
Estimated Number of Awards: 48
Applications Due: June 28, 2021
Length of Project Periods: 36 months

 

Runaway and Homeless Youth Basic Center Program (BCP) Funding Opportunity Announcement 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 2021 Basic Center Program (BCP) Funding Opportunity Announcement.

BCPs 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, 2021 and will be for a 36-month project period.

Please click here to read the full announcement:
https://ami.grantsolutions.gov/HHS-2021-ACF-ACYF-CY-1923

Estimated Amount Available: $24,000,000
Estimated Number of Awards: 120
Applications Due: June 21, 2021
Length of Project Periods: 36 months

 

Runaway and Homeless Youth Street Outreach Program (SOP) 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 Fiscal Year 2021 Street Outreach Program (SOP) Funding Opportunity Announcement.

SOPs provides street-based services to runaway, homeless, and street youth subject to or are at- risk of sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, and severe forms of human trafficking in persons. SOP services, targeted in areas where street youth congregate, are designed to assist youth in making healthy choices and providing them access to shelter as well as basic needs, including food, hygiene packages and information on a range of available services.

Grants awarded under this announcement will have a start date of September 30, 2021 and will be for a 36-month project period.

Please click here to read the full announcement:
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=HHS-2021-ACF-ACYF-YO-1926

Estimated Amount Available: $5,177,322
Estimated Number of Awards: 34
Applications Due: June 21, 2021
Length of Project Periods: 36 months

 

Runaway and Homeless Youth Maternity Group Home (MGH) 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 Fiscal Year 2021 Maternity Group Home (MGH) program Funding Opportunity Announcement.

MGHs provide safe, stable, and appropriate shelter only for pregnant and/or parenting youth ages 16 to under 22 and their dependent child(ren) for 18 months and, under extenuating circumstances, up to 21 months. MGH projects must accommodate the needs and safety of the dependent children to include facility safety standards for infants and children on the premises. MGH services include, but are not limited to, parenting skills, child development, family budgeting, and health and nutrition education, in addition to the required services provided under the Transitional Living Program to help MGH youth realize improvements in four core outcome areas. The MGH combination of shelter and services is designed to promote long-term, economic independence to ensure the well-being of the youth and their child(ren).

Grants awarded under this announcement will have a start date of September 30, 2021 and will be for a 36-month project period.

Please click here to read the full announcement: https://ami.grantsolutions.gov/HHS-2021-ACF-ACYF-YZ-1904

Estimated Amount Available: $5,132,512
Estimated Number of Awards: 21
Applications Due: June 18, 2021
Length of Project Periods: 36 months

FYSB anticipates announcing the publication of additional Funding Opportunity Announcements for the Street Outreach, Transitional Living, and Basic Center programs soon. More information will be provided as available.

 

FY21 Runaway and Homeless Youth FOA Recruitment - Become a Reviewer for FYSB RHY

The Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Program is gearing up for its 2021 grant review season. They will soon begin identifying qualified candidates to read, score, and evaluate grant applications in response to RHY’s anticipated Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs). Grant reviews are scheduled to be held between July and September 2021.

Please Note: Grant review dates are tentative and subject to change.

Approved Reviewers will be invited to join virtual panel review teams that work remotely using secured web-based technology to evaluate federal grant applications. Panelists will receive $230.00 per application as a chair and $190.00 per application as a reviewer.

Four (4) funding opportunity announcements for RHY will be supported during this grant review period. Please review the attached recruitment flyer to determine your level of interest in each FOA:

  • Maternity Group Home Program (MGH)  664367
  • Basic Center Program (BCP)  485938
  • Transitional Living Program (TLP)  209134
  • Street Outreach Program (SOP) – 177292

To be considered for participation as a RHY grant reviewer, please complete the following steps below to register for the 2021 RHY FOA Recruitment Campaigns.

If you have not yet created a Profile within the Reviewer Registry (www.ReviewerRegistry.net), please follow Steps 1 - 5 below. If you already have a profile, within the Reviewer Registry, please log into Reviewer Registry and ONLY complete Step 5:

  1. Enter Reviewer Registry (www.ReviewerRegistry.net).
  2. Click the “Register Now” button, found on the system home page.
  3. Complete the email verification by entering your current email address and clicking “Verify”.

    Please Note: Once you have completed Step 3, you will be sent an email with a link to complete the profile creation process.

  4. Access the email from [email protected] and complete your profile by following the instructions given.
  5. Log into Reviewer Registry, click on “Sessions” within your profile and based on your interest, ADD the above session codes (Note: you may choose more than one session code).

Completion of the 2021 RHY FOA Recruitment Campaign Registration is requested no later than COB on Friday, May 7, 2021.

A New Reviewer Training is scheduled for May 11th at 1:00 PM/EST. This training is only for individuals who have no grant review experience OR those who may have experience, but not as a FYSB grant reviewer.

For more information, please email [email protected].

 

New eLearning Features & Trainings Now Available

The Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center (RHYTTAC) has made the following improvements to its new eLearning and Community of Practice platform:

Downloadable Certificates of Completion
To Download Certificates of Completion for any completed training in the new eLearning Platform, first, click on the Achievements icon at the right end of the menu banner on the top of your screen. This opens the Achievements page. Scroll down to a training that you’ve completed (indicated by a blue check mark). Directly below this, click on the “Download certificate” link. The Certificate will download as a PDF on your computer.

The name that will appear on your certificate will be your username. If you would like your full name to appear, please change your username in the eLearning Platform to your full name. To do so, click on the Profile icon in the upper right corner for your screen. Then select Settings from the dropdown menu. Change your Username to your first and last name. NOTE: This username is now what you will use to log into the platform.

Transcript of Completed Trainings
To see a list of all trainings you’ve completed in the new eLearning platform, click on the Profile icon in the upper right corner. Then select User Profile from the drop down. Here you’ll see a full list of the trainings that you’ve started/subscribed to, the status of completion, and if you’ve passed. Save this webpage as a PDF or print it.

Transcripts / Certificates from the old Learning System
If you need a transcript or certificate from trainings completed in the previous Learning System (prior to 12/31/2020), please email your first and last name to [email protected] and we will provide this information to you. (These include trainings completed from 2009-2020.)

New Trainings
We’ve added the following webinars and trainings:

Tips for eLearning
Our eLearning webpage provides step-by-step instructions for accessing trainings and the Community of Practice forums. It also outlines the system requirements and browser settings that provide an optimal user experience.

If you have trouble accessing the eLearning platform, or have questions about it, please email us at [email protected]

 

Understanding the FAFSA® Form to Support Homeless Youth and Other Vulnerable Populations

Representatives from the U.S Department of Education will provide a free training for grantees, counselors, and agency professionals to provide insight into the federal financial aid process and filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA® form). Attendees will learn best practices about the application along with tools and resources to assist unaccompanied, homeless, and foster youth as they prepare for college. There will also be an interactive chat to share best practices and discuss barriers along with a demo to share what to expect when filling out the form.

When: Tuesday, September 22nd at 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST

Register at: https://cvent.me/bVWYKb

 

Enrolling Children and Young Families Experiencing Homelessness in Early Head Start

Building strong working relationships with community partners is key to supporting children and families experiencing homelessness. Early Head Start (EHS) programs can prioritize enrollment for pregnant and parenting young families by building partnerships with local Maternity Group Homes (MGHs). For EHS programs with a local MGH in the area, these partnerships increase critical supports to young families experiencing homelessness.

In this webinar, learn about the MGH program, funded by the Administration for Children and Families' Family and Youth Services Bureau. Discover how one MGH and EHS program are working together to serve the needs of pregnant and parenting youth.

Topics for the webinar include:

  • Learning about the MGH program and ways to enroll more children and young families experiencing homelessness
  • Discovering the challenges and unique needs of young families experiencing homelessness
  • Educating staff about reducing the stigma of homelessness and providing trauma-informed approaches to young families and their children experiencing homelessness

Target Audience:

  • EHS and Head Start directors, managers, and parent leaders
  • MGH program directors, managers, and staff
  • Training and Technical Assistance providers
  • Other early childhood leaders who support children and their families

When:  Wednesday, October 28 at 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT

Register at: https://bit.ly/2RxPqBm

 

FYSB Announces a New Job Opportunity: Supervisory Adolescent Development Program Specialist

The Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) is now hiring a Supervisory Adolescent Development Program Specialist. This position is located in Washington, DC.

*This announcement will remain open until September 25, 2020 OR until 75 applications have been received, whichever occurs first.*

Responsibilities include the following:
*Please see full job announcements for additional details.

  • Serving as the Director to the Division for Optimal Adolescent Development (DOAD) as key advisor on technical resources with considerable program authority and accountability for management, both technical and administrative of the division.
  • Ensuring that assigned programs are operating effectively and are in compliance with Federal laws and regulations and is responsible for financial oversight, planning, coordination and activities of staff.
  • Providing key management advice and assistance to grantees and pregnancy prevention youth serving professionals, organizations, the department and the general public concerning FYSB efforts and the department's youth initiatives.
  • Overseeing a variety of complex services, to include data collection, compilation, and analysis relative to the formulation of national policies for adolescent development programs, including the teen pregnancy prevention programs.

Open Date:  Monday, September 14, 2020
Close Date:  Friday, September 25, 2020

Click the following announcement link(s) to learn more about this employment opportunity, including conditions of employment, qualifications, salary range, and more:

 

FYSB Announces a New Job Opportunity: Supervisory RHY Program Specialist

The Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) is now hiring a Supervisory Runaway and Homeless Youth Program Specialist. This position is located in Washington, DC.

*This announcement will remain open for 10 business days OR until the first 75 applications have been received, whichever occurs first*

Responsibilities

  • Serving as the Director to the Division and a key advisor on technical resource with considerable program authority and accountability for management, both technical and administrative of the division.
  • Providing program planning, developing and implementing policy and regulations regarding funding and management and providing oversight for data analysis.
  • Formulating comprehensive program plans and strategies to accomplish agency goals and objectives for the program area(s) assigned.
  • Ensuring that assigned programs are operating effectively and are in compliance with Federal laws and regulations and is responsible for financial oversight, planning, coordination and activities of staff.
  • Providing key management advice and assistance to grantees and youth serving professionals, organizations, the department and the general public concerning FYSB efforts and the department's youth initiatives.
  • Supervising and providing leadership and direction in policy development, responding to requests for policy clarification, and analyzing the implementation of FYSB's authorizing legislation.
  • Serving as an expert in budget formulation and execution for multiple program areas and analyzing the programmatic areas to develop policy, or programmatic recommendations for the improvement of at-risk youth and other youth related issues.
  • Serving as a national expert and senior advisor to the Associate Commissioner, Deputy Associate Commissioner, and the FYSB management team providing authoritative advice on highly complex issues affecting programs that support at-risk youth, vulnerable youth, and other youth related issues.

Open Date:  Monday, August 17, 2020
Close Date:  Friday, August 28, 2020

Click the following announcement link(s) to learn more about this employment opportunity, including conditions of employment, qualifications, salary range, and more:

 
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