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  • Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP)

    Published: August 22, 2016
    The Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) is an exciting new initiative designed to reduce the number of youth experiencing homelessness. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released a YHDP Notice of Funding Availability and encourages all communities, through their local Continuum of Care, to apply to become one of the communities selected to participate. HUD will select up to ten communities, four of which will be rural communities.
  • Frequently Asked Questions about Access to FYSB-funded Services for Survivors of Domestic Violence

    Published: August 10, 2016
    Questions include: What is the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA)? Are battered immigrants eligible for emergency/immediate shelter and supportive services funded by FVPSA? Are there any immigration restrictions included in FVPSA? Has HHS designated FVPSA funds as a federal public benefit requiring verification of immigration status? Is this placing new requirements on FVPSA grantees/sub-awardees? and Are there other FVPSA or legal requirements that apply to serving battered immigrants?  
  • Joint Letter to Recipients of Federal Financial Assistance

    Published: August 10, 2016
    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued this joint letter to remind recipients of federal financial assistance that they should not withhold certain services based on immigration status when the services are necessary to protect life or safety. This is not a new policy but one we think is important to restate.
  • Education is key to the Family and Youth Services Bureau’s mission to end youth homelessness in 2020

    Published: August 3, 2016
    This spring, FYSB partnered with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Education in an ongoing collaboration to support disconnected youth in reaching their educational goals.
  • HHS Evidence Review Fourth Update: Two FYSB-Funded Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs Demonstrate Positive Impacts

    Published: May 20, 2016
    HHS conducts regular reviews of the evidence base for teen pregnancy prevention programs. To that end, seven new programs have demonstrated evidence of effectiveness, which increases the number of programs meeting the criteria from 37 to 44.
  • Report from the Field: Meeting Youth Where They Are—Understanding the Adolescent Experience

    Published: May 20, 2016
    On April 26-27, 2016, the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (APP) Program hosted an in-person training on the overlapping nature of adolescent risk. The training sought to broaden grantees’ knowledge and awareness on complex issues that vulnerable youth often encounter.
  • Become a Grant Reviewer for the Basic Center Program

    Published: May 12, 2016
    The Family & Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), Runaway & Homeless Youth (RHY) Program, is actively recruiting new reviewers to support the evaluation of federal grant applications submitted for the Basic Center Program (BCP). BCP helps create and strengthen community-based programs that meet the immediate needs of runaway and homeless youth under 18 years old.
  • Become a Grant Reviewer for the Family Violence Prevention and Services Program

    Published: May 12, 2016
    The Family Violence Prevention and Services Program provides primary federal funding for domestic violence shelters and supportive services and seeks qualified practitioners and experts to serve as peer reviewers and panel chairpersons for the following federal Discretionary Grant Programs supported by the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act.
  • Become a Grant Reviewer for the Street Outreach Program

    Published: May 12, 2016
    The Family & Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), Runaway & Homeless Youth (RHY) Program, is actively recruiting new reviewers to support the evaluation of federal grant applications submitted for the Street Outreach Program (SOP). Through the SOP, FYSB supports work with homeless, runaway, street youth and possibly youth exposed to human trafficking, to help them find stable housing and services.
  • Participants Get Creative at Design Thinking Training

    Published: April 5, 2016
    In February, the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program hosted a two-day grantee training on designing creative solutions to everyday problems.

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