Runaway & Homeless Youth

Runaway & Homeless Youth

Each year, thousands of U.S. youth run away from home, are asked to leave their homes or become homeless. Through the Runaway and Homeless Youth Program (RHY), FYSB supports street outreach, emergency shelters and longer-term transitional living and maternity group home programs to serve and protect these young people.

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FY 2020 Coronavirus Supplemental Funding: Examples of Allowable Uses of Funds for the FYSB Runaway and Homeless Youth Program

Published: May 11, 2020

This brief document provides guidance for RHY-funded grantees that includes a list of activities and examples of purchases that may support efforts to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19. 

FY 2020 Coronavirus Supplemental Funding Guidance: ACF Reporting Requirement for the FYSB Runaway and Homeless Youth Program

Published: May 11, 2020

The FY 2020 Coronavirus Supplemental Funding provides one-time funding to support ACF recipients/grantees funded under the CARES Act in preventing, preparing for, and responding to COVID-19. This information sheet provides guidance on reporting required of grantees as recipients of this funding.  

COVID-19: FAQs for Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Program Grantees

Published: May 4, 2020

Based on the administrative relief guidance provided by OMB and ACF for recipients and applicants of federal financial assistance directly impacted by COVID-19, FYSB developed these FAQs for Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) grantees seeking additional information on flexibilities available specific to the administration of grants funded under the RHY program. 

Runaway and Homeless Youth Program Fact Sheet

Published: May 11, 2018

This fact sheet provides information about the Family and Youth Services Bureau's Runaway and Homeless Youth Program.

Bought and Sold: Recognizing and Assisting Youth Victims of Domestic Sex Trafficking

Published: February 10, 2017

Learn how young people are exploited and trafficked, and how youth and family services providers can help them.

New Foster Care Provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act

Published: December 8, 2016

The Department of Education recently issued a letter that addresses the new foster care provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) which go into effect on December 10, 2016.

Department of Education RHY Collaborations

Published: August 25, 2016

The Department of Education collaborates with FYSB's Runaway and Homeless Youth Program to create opportunities for young people.

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