THIS FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. PLEASE SEE HHS-2013-ACF-ACYF-CA-0636.
The Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Children's Bureau (CB), announces the availability of competitive grant funds authorized by the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) Reauthorization Act, as amended. These targeted 5-year grants are to be awarded as demonstration projects that support the implementation and testing of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness’ intervention model for young adults formerly in foster care most at risk of experiencing homelessness (for more information please see: http:// www.usich.gov/ resources/ uploads/ asset_library/ USICH_OD_Amendment_WEB_091112v2.pdf ). These young adults have been victims of abuse and/or neglect and need an intervention designed to treat their exposure to abuse and/or neglect. The intervention model presents a framework for providing services and coordinating practice as it relates to housing and transition-aged young adults.
These projects will aim to achieve the core outcomes including stable housing, permanent connections, education/employment, and social-emotional well-being for young adults formerly in foster care who are at the greatest risk of experiencing homelessness. These projects will:
- Implement screening and assessment tools;
- Use culturally-appropriate and effective intervention strategies that target assessed needs and strengths of young adults based on risk and protective factors;
- Implement trauma-informed care and positive youth development frameworks;
- Implement practices that impact positive changes in risk and protective factors in order to improve core outcome areas over time that help homeless youth make positive transitions; and
- Coordinate the provision of community-based housing supports and other services.