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Several of FYSB's APP grantees have submitted questions related to flexibilities in programming, data collection, and the use of federal awarded funds in light of the COVID-19 situation. To address APP grantees' specific programmatic questions and concerns, FYSB has provided responses to several frequently asked questions.  

Beginning in FY2015, all Runaway and Homeless Youth Program grantees were required to begin using HMIS, operated by their local U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-funded Continuum of Care, or CoC, for all data reporting to the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB). FYSB refers to the expanded system as RHY-HMIS. These frequently asked questions should aid in that reporting.

The Exchange Visit disclaimer page , an interactive platform for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (APP) Program grantees, partners, and stakeholders, has extensive resources to help these entities increase the visibility and impact of their efforts to prevent pregnancy among vulnerable youth. The Exchange provides training and technical assistance along with data-driven resources. Please also see the list of evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention program models Visit disclaimer page from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Programs funded by FYSB.

The National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families, FYSB’s free information service, offers two video-based “Guides to Building a Youth Program Visit disclaimer page .” The first online training walks users through major decisions related to starting a nonprofit agency and links to helpful documents they can use in that process. The second describes ways to use blogs, videos, and social media to connect with communities and get the word out.

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 Homeless Youth and Families Visit disclaimer page , also offers an assortment of publications and resources that help family and youth workers better understand the needs of LGBTQ young people and how they can go about making their programs more LGBTQ-friendly.

FYSB’s National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families maintains an online list of Funding Opportunities Visit disclaimer page from federal agencies, private foundations and corporations. The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence publishes a bi-weekly Funding Alert. Subscribe to the alert Visit disclaimer page through their website.