Education and Prevention Grants to Reduce Sexual Abuse of Runaway, Homeless and Street Youth

The Service Connection for Youth on the Streets, also referred to as the Street Outreach Program (SOP) makes grants available to nonprofit agencies for the purpose of providing street-based services to runaway, homeless and street youth who have been subjected to, or are at risk of being subjected to

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sexual abuse, prostitution, human trafficking, sexual exploitation, or other forms of victimization.

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 Family, Family and Youth Services Bureau, Division of Adolescent Development and Support.

(See Appendix IV of this Catalog for the addresses of the Regional Offices.).

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories





Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Ymca Of San Diego County $ 150,000   2019-09-302022-09-29
J Bar J Youth Services, Inc. $ 150,000   2019-09-302022-09-29
San Diego Youth Services, Inc. $ 150,000   2019-09-302022-09-29
Mountain Comprehensive Care Center, Inc. $ 150,000   2019-09-302022-09-29
Oasis Center, Inc. $ 150,000   2019-09-302022-09-29
Family Connection Inc $ 150,000   2019-09-302022-09-29
Epworth Children & Family Services Inc $ 149,237   2019-09-302022-09-29
Zepf Center $ 150,000   2019-09-302022-09-29
Youthcare, A Not For Profit Corporation $ 150,000   2019-09-302022-09-29
Jackson Street Youth Shelter Inc $ 150,000   2019-09-302022-09-29



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: The Street Outreach Program awarded a total of 96 grants. Fiscal Year 2017: It is anticipated that 94 grant awards will be made to include 17 new grant awards and 77 grant awards to support existing programs. Fiscal Year 2018: It is anticipated that 94 grant awards will be made to include 32 new grant awards and 62 grant awards to support existing programs.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The SOP provides outreach to runaway and homeless youth on the streets or in areas that increase the risk of sexual exploitation, the goal being to help young people get off the streets and into safe settings.

The program also provides education and prevention services, directly or through collaboration with other agencies, to runaway, homeless and street youth that have been subjected to or are at risk of sexual exploitation or abuse.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Private, nonprofit agencies are eligible to apply for Street Outreach Program grants.

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

Beneficiary Eligibility

Runaway and homeless street youth are the beneficiaries of SOPs.

Credentials/Documentation

Nonprofit organizations must submit proof of nonprofit status. Applicable costs and administrative procedures will be determined in accordance with 45 CFR 75, Subpart E. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Consultation or assistance is available from the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services.

The standard application forms furnished by DHHS and required by OMB Circular No.

A-102 must be used for this program.

An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the Single Point of Contact (SPOC) in his or her State for more information on the process.

(NOTE: State/territory participation in the intergovernmental review process does not signify applicant eligibility for financial assistance under a program.

A potential applicant must meet the eligibility requirements of the program for which it is applying prior to submitting an application to its SPOC).

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.

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

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 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: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants.

Award Procedures

All applications are reviewed by panels of nonfederal experts which assigns scores according to the published evaluation 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. Recommendations are made to the ACYF Commissioner, who makes the final funding decisions.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Reconnecting Homeless Youth Act of 2008 Runaway and Homeless Youth Act , Title III, Part E, Section 351, Public Law 110-378 Part E, 42 U.S.C 5714-41.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Awards are generally made for 3-year project periods; funding for the second and third year is dependent upon satisfactory performance and availability of funds.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: Grantee must provide a nonfederal share or match of at least 10 percent of the Federal funds awarded. The nonfederal share may be met by cash or in-kind contributions, although applicants are encouraged to meet their match requirements through cash contributions. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Grants will be awarded for a period of 36 months. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Method of awarding/releasing assistance: annually.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No program reports are required.

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

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

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

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.

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. Audits are conducted in accordance with the requirements in 45 CFR 75 Subpart F.

Records

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

75-1536-0-1-506.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 $15,960,830; FY 17 est $15,377,308; and FY 18 est $15,397,574

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$100,000 to $200,000 per budget period; average award is $174,427.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Contact Headquarters Office listed below for available literature. You may also get information on the Family and Youth Services Bureau's website at the following address http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/fysb 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 http://www.http://ncfy.acf.hhs.gov and general email address is info@ncfy.com.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Contact: Administration for Children and Family, 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 20024 Email: christopher.holloway@acf.hhs.gov Phone: (202) 205-9560

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applications are evaluated based upon the criteria published in the Funding Opportunity Announcement located on the following website address: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/grants_fysb.html. Organizations with experience in providing services to homeless youth are given priority.



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