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The provisions under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) include key investments to assist disconnected youth by providing access to essential education and training to produce skills which meet employer needs.

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.

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

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

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

On July 27, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education collaborated with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to present this webinar about education for disengaged and homeless young people.

Download and print these posters to spread awareness.

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.

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.

We spoke to Linda Byrd-Johnson, Senior Director of the Student Service area within the Office of Postsecondary Education at ED, and Debbie Powell, Deputy Associate Commissioner of FYSB, to discuss why collaboration between HHS and ED is so important and what it could potentially mean for diverse populations of disconnected youth.