Transitional Living for Homeless Youth

The overall purpose of the Transitional Living Program (TLP) for homeless youth and the Maternity Group Homes (MGH) is to establish and operate transitional living projects for homeless youth, including pregnant and parenting youth. This program is structured to help older homeless youth achieve self-sufficiency and avoid long-term dependency on social services. Transitional living projects provide shelter, skills training, and support services to homeless youth, including pregnant and parenting youth, ages 16 to less than 22. This extends the residential stay for homeless youth to 635 days or 21 months. MGHs provide the same services as the TLP in addition to providing parenting instructions and child care. Other services that are offered include, but are not limited to, transportation, family planning, and pregnancy prevention services.

Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
93.550
Federal Agency
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Administration for Children and Families
Types of Assistance
PROJECT GRANTS
Uses and Use Restrictions
Transitional Living Programs are required to provide youth with stable, safe living accommodations and services that help them develop the skills necessary to move to independence and self sufficiency. Living accommodations may be host family homes, group homes, Maternity Group Homes, or "supervised apartments." (Supervised apartments are either agency-owned apartment buildings or "scattered site" apartments, which are single-occupancy apartments rented directly by young people with support from the agency.) Eligible applicants include States, localities, private entities, and coordinated networks of such entities unless they are part of the law enforcement structure or the juvenile justice system. Federally recognized Indian organizations are also eligible to apply for grants as private, nonprofit agencies. Indian Tribes that are not federally recognized and urban Indian organizations are also eligible to apply for grants as private, nonprofit agencies. Faith-based organizations and small community-based organizations are eligible to apply for Transitional Living Program grants.
Authorization
Reconnecting Youth Act, Public Law 110-378 Part B; The Runaway and Homeless Youth Act, Title III, Part B, Section 321, Public Law 110-378, 42 U.S.C 5701-5752.
Eligibility Requirements
Applicant Eligibility
States, localities, private entities, and coordinated networks of such entities are eligible to apply for a Transitional Living Program grant unless they are part of the law enforcement structure or the juvenile justice system. Federally recognized Indian organizations are also eligible to apply for grants as private, nonprofit agencies. Faith-based organizations and small community-based organizations are eligible to apply.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Homeless youth (ages 16 to 21).
Credentials/Documentation
Nonprofit organizations must submit proof of nonprofit status. Applicable costs and administration procedures will be determined in accordance with Parts 74 and 92 or Title 45, Code of Federal Regulations. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
Application and Award Process
Preapplication Coordination
Preapplication coordination is required. 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 Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. 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 Procedure
All applications are reviewed by a panel of nonfederal experts, which assigns scores according to the published criteria in the funding opportunity announcement. The panel's scores are factored into the recommendations for funding. Scores and recommendations are reviewed by the Associate Commissioner of the Family and Youth Services Bureau, who makes recommendations to the ACYF Commissioner, who makes the final funding decisions.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
From 60 to 90 days.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
> 180 Days. Awards are made for 5-year project periods; funding after the first year is dependent upon satisfactory performance, availability of funds, and determination that continued funding would be in the best interest of the government.
Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: Percent: 10.%. Matching Requirements: Percent: 10.%. Federal share of grant is up to 90 percent. The nonfederal share may be in cash or in-kind contributions.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants are awarded competitively for project periods of 5 years. Funded applicants receive their full award amount each year of the five year funding cycle. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Post Assistance Requirements
Reports
Program reports are not applicable. Quarterly using the SF-272 Federal Cash Transaction Report through the payment management system. Funded applicants are required to submit semi-annual program narrative reports, SF-425 financial reports as well as RHYMIS client service data reports. A final narrative and SF-425 financial report is due at the completion of the five year funding cycle. Performance progress reports are submitted by each grantee semi-annually. Semi-annually using the SF-425 Financial Status Report. Federal program specialists conduct site monitoring visits in concert with the information from RHYMIS to assess performance.
Audits
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. Audits are conducted in accordance with the requirements in 45 CFR 74 and 92.
Records
All financial records are to be maintained 3 years after termination of the project or until audit is completed, whichever occurs first.
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2013: 211 grants were awarded in fiscal year 2013. Fiscal Year 2014: It is anticipated that 203 grants will be funded in fiscal year 2014. Fiscal Year 2015: It is anticipated that 203 grants awards will be made in 2015 to support existing projects.
Financial Information
Account Identification
75-1536-0-1-506.
Obligations
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 13 $38,868,762; FY 14 est $41,198,036; and FY 15 est $41,198,036
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range of grant is $100,000 to $200,000; the average grant is $190,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Contact Headquarters Office listed below for available literature. You may also get information on the Family and Youth Services Bureau website at the following address http://www.hhs.gov/programs/fysb under the "Policy and Legislative Documents" link.

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 www.ncfy.com.
Information Contacts
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Contact: Administration for Children and Families, 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 1250 Maryland Ave, SW , Washington, District of Columbia 20024 Email: Christopher.holloway@acf.hhs.gov Phone: (202) 205-9560
Website Address
http://http//www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/fysb
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Applications will be evaluated based on the criteria published in the Funding Opportunity Announcement located on the following website address: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/grants_fysb.html.
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