The Family and Youth Services Bureau has just released its Funding Opportunity Announcement for the Basic Center Program (BCP). The purpose of the BCP is to provide an alternative for runaway and homeless youth who might otherwise end up with law enforcement or in the child welfare, mental health, or juvenile justice systems. Basic Center services include emergency shelter, food, clothing, individual or family counseling and referrals for health services for youth up to age 18.
FYSB expects to distribute 116 awards nationally with an average funding level of $155,000 for each 12-month budget period (project runs over the course of three 12-month periods). Appendix B of the Funding Announcement describes projected allocations, by state. Public and nonprofit agencies (including faith-based organizations) are eligible to apply; preference will be given to applicants with prior experience providing services to runaway, homeless and street youth. A ten percent match is required. Applications must be submitted electronically and are due July 22.
View the full announcement.
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