The Family and Youth Services Bureau is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Bureau’s mission is to promote safety, stability and well-being for people who have experienced or been exposed to violence, neglect or trauma. FYSB achieves this by supporting a number of programs that provide shelter, community services and prevention education. This includes programs in three main areas: Runaway and Homeless Youth, Family Violence Prevention & Services and AdolescentRead More >
Funding opportunity announcements are posted on the Administration for Children & Families grants page and Grants.gov.
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 Read More >
If you are thinking of applying for a FYSB grant, FYSB recommends looking through prior year funding opportunities in the Resources box on the ACF grants webpage to see if you meet the eligibility requirements (Section III.1 Eligible Applicants).
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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.
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FYSB’s National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth maintains an online list of Funding Opportunities from federal agencies, private foundations and corporations. The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence publishes a bi-weekly Funding Alert. Subscribe to the alert through their website.
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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 Read More >
When programs apply for FYSB funding, they must show how they will serve LGBTQ youth needs in their program design. This includes creating an inclusive environment and establishing and publicizing policies that prohibit harassment based on race, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity (or expression), religion, and national origin.
FYSB’s information resource, the National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth, also offers an assortment of publications and resources that help family and youth Read More >