Funding Update: Street Outreach RFP Released


girl-red-hairCompetition for FSBY funding continues to grow more and more fierce each year, and between level funding and sequestration, this year promises to be challenging even for the most experienced grant writers. If your organization is applying for these soon-to-be-released FYSB funding opportunities, contact Youth Catalytics today — we can write the grant for you or support your grantwriting team and greatly improve your chances of winning it! We have a 94% success rate with FYSB grants (16 of 17 FSBY grants that we have written or critiqued in the last five years have been awarded). To learn more about our grant writing services, visit our fundraising page at our website or contact Sharon Vardatira at (413) 687-1006.

Note that the following FYSB grant programs were forecasted to release RFPs before now, so they could come out any day now.

Basic Center Program: The purpose of the Basic Center Program (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. BCP works to establish or strengthen community-based programs that meet the immediate needs of runaway and homeless youth and their families. The programs provide youth up to age 18 with emergency shelter, food, clothing, counseling and referrals for health care. Most basic centers can provide 21 days of shelter for up to 20 youth at a time. There are exceptions for jurisdictions that have different standards for licensing. Basic centers seek to reunite young people with their families, whenever possible, or to locate appropriate alternative placements. Approximately 116 awards are expected to be made, ranging in size from $50,000-$200,000.

  • Original Projected Release Date: 2/15/2013
  • Original Estimated Application Due Date: 4/16/2013

Street Outreach Program:  Today, in communities across the country, young people are living on the streets after running from or being asked to leave homes characterized by abuse, neglect, or parental drug and alcohol abuse.  Once on the streets, such youth are at risk of being sexually exploited or abused by adults for pleasure or profit.  In addition, such youth may engage in shoplifting, survival sex, or drug dealing in order to provide for their basic needs.  Since 1996, SOP has been aiding this population by funding grantees to provide street-based services to runaway, homeless, and street youth who have been subjected to, or are at risk of being subjected to, sexual abuse, prostitution, or sexual exploitation.  These services, which are provided in areas where street youth congregate, are designed to assist such youth in making healthy choices regarding where they live and how they behave. Approximately 56 awards are expected to be made, ranging in size from $100,000-$200,000.

Transitional Living Program/Maternal Group Homes: Through the Transitional Living Program (TLP) and Maternity Group Homes (MGH), grantees provide an alternative to involving runaway and homeless youth in the law enforcement, child welfare, mental health, and juvenile justice systems.  Each TLP must provide a safe and appropriate shelter for up to 21 months of services with adult supervision, life and interpersonal skill building, career counseling and job skills, counseling, and medical care as appropriate.  MGHs provide the same services as a TLP in addition to providing parenting instructions and child care.  Other services that are offered include, but are not limited to, transportation, family planning, abstinence education and pregnancy prevention services. Approximately 30 awards are expected to be made, ranging in size from $100,000-$200,000.

  • Original Projected Release Date: 3/12/2013
  • Original Estimated Application Due Date: 5/13/2013

Eligibility for all three programs includes: Public and private nonprofit organizations, including 501(c)(3) nonprofits. Priority is given to entities that have experience in providing shelter and services to runaway, homeless, or street youth.

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