Transitional Living for Homeless Youth

The primary goal of the Transitional Living Program (TLP)/Maternity Group Home (MGH) is to help runaway and homeless youth between the ages of 16 to under 22 establish sustainable living and well-being for themselves and if applicable, their dependent child(ren).

Through the provision of residential

stay up to 540 days and comprehensive services, TLP youth between the ages of 16 to under 22 will realize improvements in four core outcome areas: stable housing, education/employment, permanent connections, and well-being.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Contact: Administration for Children and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau, Division of Adolescent Development and Support (See Appendix IV of this Catalog for the addresses of the Regional Offices.).

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Youth Service Bureau Of Illinois Valley, Inc. $ 370,000   2021-09-302024-09-29
Project Oz $ 400,000   2021-09-302024-09-29
Volunteers Of America, Dakotas $ 296,644   2021-09-302024-09-29
Lighthouse Youth Services $ 397,118   2021-09-302024-09-29
180 Degrees, Inc. $ 486,810   2021-09-302024-09-29
Preble Street $ 500,000   2021-09-302024-09-29
Drumm Center For Children, Inc. $ 351,772   2021-09-302024-09-29
Tahoe Youth & Family Services $ 475,802   2021-09-302024-09-29
Baton Rouge Alliance Transitional Living $ 197,099   2021-09-302024-09-29
Crisis Center, Inc. $ 426,678   2021-09-302024-09-29

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: ACF awarded 198 continuation awards to support existing programs. Fiscal Year 2017: ACF will award 98 continuation awards to support existing programs and approximately 102 new awards. Fiscal Year 2018: ACF will award 229 awards, to include approximately 104 new awards and 125 grant awards to support existing programs.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Transitional Living Programs are required to provide youth with safe, stable, and appropriate shelter, and comprehensive services designed to help young people who are homeless make a successful transition to sustainable living.

Living accommodations may be host family homes, group homes, Maternity Group Homes, or 'supervised apartments.' (Supervised apartments are either agency-owned apartment buildings or 'scattered site' apartments, which are single- occupancy apartments rented directly by young people with support from the agency.) Comprehensive services may include case management, transitional living plan, basic life skills resources, counseling services, educational advancement, job attainment skills, and physical and behavioral health care, and aftercare services.

These services are designed to help youth who are homeless develop the skills necessary to make a successful transition to self-sufficient living.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

States, localities, private entities, and coordinated networks of such entities are eligible to apply for a Transitional Living Program grant unless they are part of the law enforcement structure or the juvenile justice system.

Federally recognized Indian organizations are also eligible to apply for grants as private, nonprofit agencies.

Faith-based organizations and small community-based organizations are eligible to apply.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Homeless youth (ages 16 to under 22) are the beneficiaries.


Nonprofit organizations must submit proof of nonprofit status. Applicable costs and administration procedures will be determined in accordance with Part 75 of Title 45, Code of Federal Regulations. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Application for Federal Assistance, Standard Form 424 must be submitted. Specific instructions are published via the Internet under the Form section at the following website address:

Award Procedures

All applications are reviewed by panels of nonfederal experts, which assigns scores according to the published criteria in the funding opportunity announcement. The panels' scores are factored into the recommendations for funding. Scores and recommendations are reviewed by the Associate Commissioner of the Family and Youth Services Bureau, who makes recommendations to the ACYF Commissioner, who makes the final funding decisions.


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


Reconnecting Homeless Youth Act of 2008 Runaway and Homeless Youth Act , Title III, Part B, Section 321, Public Law 110-378, 42 U.S.C 5701-5752.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days.


Not Applicable.


> 180 Days. Awards are made for 5-year project periods; funding after the first year is dependent upon satisfactory performance, availability of funds, and determination that continued funding would be in the best interest of the government.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: Percent: 10%. Matching Requirements: Percent: 10%. Federal share of grant is up to 90 percent. The nonfederal share may be in cash or in-kind contributions, although applicants are encouraged to meet their match requirements through cash contributions. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Grants are awarded competitively for project periods of 5 years. Funded applicants receive their full award amount each year of the five year funding cycle. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Annually.

Post Assistance Requirements


Program reports are not applicable.

Reports are submitted quarterly using the SF-272 Federal Cash Transaction Report through the payment management system.

Performance progress reports are submitted by each grantee semi-annually.

A final SF- 425 financial report is due at the completion of the three year funding cycle.

Expenditure reports are required semi-annually using the SF-425 Financial Status Report.

Federal program specialists conduct on-site monitoring visits in concert with the information from RHY-HMIS to assess performance.


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.


All financial records are to be maintained 3 years after termination of the project or until audit is completed, whichever occurs first.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 16 $44,844,569; FY 17 est $44,474,791; and FY 18 est $43,905,563

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range of grant is $100,000 to $200,000; the average grant is $193,910.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Contact Headquarters Office listed below for available literature. You may also get information on the Family and Youth Services Bureau website at the following address under the 'About' section. Information is also available through the National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth, 5515 Security Lane, Suite 800, North Bethesda, MD 20852. Telephone: (301) 608-8098. Fax: (301) 608-8721. The National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth website address is

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Contact: Administration for Children and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau, Division of Adolescent Development and Support (See Appendix IV of this Catalog for the addresses of the Regional Offices.).

Headquarters Office

Christopher Holloway 330 C. Street, SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20201 Email: Phone: (202) 205-9560

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applications will be evaluated based on the criteria published in the Funding Opportunity Announcement located on the following website address:

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