FYSB keeps an up-to-date map of most of its grantees in each state. Click on the map or select a state/territory from the dropdown box below the image. Some Family Violence Prevention and Services grantees are not included on the map for reasons of safety.
It’s difficult to calculate the number of homeless youth living apart from their families for a number of reasons. It’s often difficult to locate homeless young people who spend time sleeping on their friend’s couches, for example, rather than living on the streets or staying in a shelter.
FYSB’s parent agency, the Department of Health and Human Services, recently partnered with several other federal agencies to help communities get better estimates of unaccompanied homeless youth. In January 2013, the federal Youth Count! Initiative enabled nine pilot sites to test the best ways to locate and approach homeless young people. Read more about Youth Count!
FYSB awards grants to hundreds of organizations that operate runaway and homeless youth programs across the country. You can find a grantee in your state by visiting FYSB’s Grantee Map, selecting your state and then clicking on the “Runaway and Homeless Youth” link.
Additionally, FYSB supports a federally designated national communication system for runaway and homeless youth that connects callers to local resources. Young people who are homeless or thinking about running away can call the National Runaway Safeline at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929). Family members and other adults are also encouraged to call.
Application instructions and eligibility criteria will be included in each funding opportunity announcement (FOA). The FOA will also include a specific point of contact should you have further questions.
Grants.gov also offers a subscription service for individuals and organizations interested in learning about available funding. Select “Department of Health and Human Services” as your chosen agency, and “Administration for Children & Families – ACF/FYSB” as your subagency. Please note this service is provided for convenience only and does not serve as a guarantee of email notification. Subscribers to this list service are ultimately responsible for reviewing the Find Grant Opportunities page for all information relevant to desired funding opportunities.
If you’d like to learn about FYSB funding opportunities before they go live, you can visit the Health and Human Services Grants Forecast website. Select “ACF” in the Search by Agency box. Please note that grant forecasts provide estimated milestone dates, which are subject to change. If you’d like to be notified of changes, click on the “e-mail me when this page is updated” link at the top of each forecast.
FYSB operates two national resource centers to provide information to grantees and the public: the National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth, a free information service for family and youth workers and others looking to help young people in their communities; and the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, a source of information for those wanting to educate themselves and help others on the many issues related to domestic violence. Both resource centers offer materials free of charge through their websites.
FYSB also operates two national resource centers to provide information to grantees and the public: the National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth, a free information service for family and youth workers and others looking to help young people in their communities; and the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, a source of information for those wanting to educate themselves and help others on the many issues related to domestic violence.