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 Read More >
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 >
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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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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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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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 >
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 Read More >