THE ADMINISTRATION for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families' Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) announces the availability of funds under the Basic Center Program (BCP).
THE BCP works to establish or strengthen community-based programs that meet the immediate
needs of runaway and homeless youth up to age 18 years of age and their families.
BCPs provide youth with emergency shelter, food, clothing, counseling and referrals for health care.
Basic centers can provide temporary shelter for up to 21 days for youth and seeks to reunite young people with their families, whenever possible, or to locate appropriate alternative placements.
Additional services may include:
street-based services; home-based services for families with youth at risk of separation from the family; drug abuse education and prevention services.
THE PRIMARY purpose of the BCP is to provide counseling services to youth who have left home without permission of their parents or guardians have been forced to leave home, or other homeless youth who might end up in contact with law enforcement or in the child welfare, mental health, or juvenile justice systems.
THE AWARD process for FY2018 BCP allows for annual awards over a three-year project period as funds are available.