The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to establish by cooperative agreement a National Resource Center on Youth Development (NRCYD).
The NRCYD will serve as a member of the Children's Bureau's (CB's) Training and Technical Assistance Network (T/TA Network).
T/TA Network is designed to improve child welfare (CW) systems and to support States and Tribes in achieving sustainable, systemic change that results in greater safety, permanency, and well-being for children, youth, and families.
The specific focus of the NRCYD is to develop, support, improve and maintain a range of program strategies and expertise on the services and supports using the four core principles of Youth Development (see:
www.nrcys.ou.edu/yd ) to assist youth in making a smooth transition to adulthood, achieve permanency, establish and strengthen permanent life connections and reduce the likelihood of dependency on the adult social welfare system.
This will be accomplished through the provision of T/TA, consultation and collaboration with partner agencies.
A modification to this announcement has been published.
The modification changes the requirements of "Center-specific evaluation," found in Section I.Funding Opportunity Description in the original announcement.
Please access the full announcement and modification for further information.