Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program

The program is designed to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending youth homelessness; provide funding for 10 communities (of which 4 will be rural communities).

The program provides funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, States, and local governments to quickly re-house
homeless unaccompanied youth.

The program promotes access and effective utilization of mainstream programs and optimizes self-sufficiency among youth experiencing homelessness.

Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program funds may be used to pay for the eligible costs used to establish and operate projects under five program components: permanent housing, transitional housing, supportive services only, Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS), and homelessness prevention.
Related Programs14.231 Emergency Shelter Grants Program; 14.267 Continuum of Care Program

Agency - Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Department of Housing and Urban Development's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. HUD fulfills this mission through high ethical standards, management and accountability, and by forming partnerships with community organizations.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Designated contact person in the HUD Field Offices with a Community Planning and Development Division.



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: HUD funded 10 communities, four of which are rural, that developed coordinated community plans to prevent and end youth homelessness. The strategy includes youth advisory boards comprised of young people with lived homelessness experience who are raising awareness, shaping policy, and making decisions on local plan development and implementation. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Eleven types of assistance may be provided through the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program: (1) acquisition of real property (including structures) for use in the provision of housing or supportive services; (2) rehabilitation of structures to provide housing or supportive services; (3) new construction, including the building of a new structure or building an addition to an existing structure for use as supportive housing; (4) leasing of a new structure or structures, or portions thereof, to provide housing or supportive services; (5) rental assistance, which may be short-term, medium-term, or long-term, as well as tenant-based, project-based, or sponsor-based, for transitional or permanent housing; (6) supportive services to assist program participants obtain and maintain housing; (7) operating costs of supportive housing; (8) costs of implementing and operating HMIS; (9) program administrative costs; (10) relocation costs; and (11) indirect costs in accordance with 2 CFR Part 200, as applicable.

No assistance provided under this program (or any State or local government funds used to supplement this assistance) may be used to replace State or local funds previously used, or designated for use, to assist homeless persons or persons at-risk of homelessness.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Homeless unaccompanied youth (age 24 and younger) and homeless youth (age 24 and younger) with children.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Homeless unaccompanied youth (age 24 and younger) and homeless youth (age 24 and younger) with children.

Credentials/Documentation

Private nonprofit status is documented by submitting either (1) a copy of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ruling providing tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code; or (2) documentation showing that the entity is a certified United Way agency, or (3) a certification from a licensed CPA that no part of the net earnings of the organization insures to the benefit of any member, founder, contributor, or individual; that the organization has a voluntary board; that the organization practices nondiscrimination in the provision of assistance and that the organization has a functioning accounting system. In addition, governmental entities and public housing agencies will certify to their eligibility. 2 CFR part 200 applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

An environmental impact assessment is required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. In accordance with criteria established in the NOFA, applicants must complete their application in a two-step process. The first step is the selection process; which chooses the 10 communities that are eligible to apply for projects under the program. The second step is application for project funding. Any proposed project under this program must be consistent with the applicable HUD-approved Consolidated Plan and must be permissible under applicable zoning ordinances and regulations.

Award Procedures

HUD reviews applications, rates, and ranks those meeting threshold requirements. HUD will select communities to participate in the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program based on the most highly ranked applications, in accordance with the NOFA. Selected communities will then be able to apply for projects directly, up to an amount equal to their formula-based allocation.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11381-11389, Title IV, Subtitle C, as amended.).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Processing of applications and selection of successful applicants will take place at HUD. HUD Headquarters will make selection and obligate funds as soon as applications can be processed.

Appeals

Applicants may appeal the results of HUD?s review and selection process if they believe a HUD error has occurred. Appeals must be in writing to the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, must specify the error, and provide sufficient documentation.

Renewals

Project renewals are allowed under the CoC program competition. See the subsequent CoC Competition Notice of Funding Availabilities for more information.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: Percent: 25%. Matching Requirements: 25 percent. The recipient and subrecipient must match all grant funds, except for leasing funds, with no less than 25 percent of cash funds or in-kind contributions from other sources. For Continuum of Care geographic areas in which there is more than one grant agreement, the 25 percent match must be provided on a grant-by-grant basis. Recipients that are UFAs or are the sole recipient for their Continuum may provide match on a Continuum-wide basis. This program does not have MOE requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Initial grants are two-year grants. Recipients must spend money within two years of obligation. Funds must be obligated by September 30, 2018. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No program reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

Each recipient must submit the Annual Performance Report (APR).

No expenditure reports are required.

No performance monitoring is required.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), ?Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations,? nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. The financial management systems used by governmental entities that are recipients under this program must provide for audits in accordance with 24 CFR 45 as applicable. Private nonprofit entity recipients and their subrecipients provide audits in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-133. HUD may perform further and additional audits as it finds necessary or appropriate.

Records

Each recipient must agree to participate in an evaluation of the program, and to keep any records and make any reports that HUD may require for the purpose of reporting to Congress on the cost of the program and the social, financial, and other advantages of Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program activities as a means of assisting homeless persons and those at-risk of becoming homeless.

Financial Information

Account Identification

86-0192-0-1-604.

Obigations

(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 16 Not Available; FY 17 est $16,500,000; and FY 18 est $16,500,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

The allocation for selected communities ranges between $1 million and $15 million. The allocation is abased upon a formula that considers the number of youth in the community and the local poverty rate.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

24 CFR Part 578, Continuum of Care Program, is published in the Federal Register

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Designated contact person in the HUD Field Offices with a Community Planning and Development Division.

Headquarters Office

Lisa A. Hill U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; Community Planning and Development; Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs, 451 7th Street, SW. Room 7256, Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Lisa.A.Hill@hud.gov Phone: (202) 402-5183

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria for selecting applications for assistance are defined in a Notice of Funding Availability in the Federal Register and at www.hudexchange.info/programs/yhdp.



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