Education and Prevention Grants to Reduce Sexual Abuse of Runaway, Homeless and Street Youth
The Service Connection for Youth on the Streets, also referred to as the Street Outreach Program (SOP) makes grants available to nonprofit agencies for the purpose of providing 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, human trafficking, sexual exploitation, or other forms of victimization.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Administration For Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Fiscal Year 2016
It is anticipated that 95 grants awards will be made to include 46 new grant awards and 49 grant awards to support existing programs. The Street Outreach Program awarded a total of 96 grants.Fiscal Year 2017
A total of 93 grant awards were made in FY 2017, to include 14 new grant awards and 79 grant awards to support existing programs.Fiscal Year 2018
ACF awarded 93 grants, to include 33 new awards and 60 grant awards to support existing programs.Fiscal Year 2019
It is anticipated that 92 grant awards will be made to include 41 new grant awards and 51 grant awards to support existing programs.Fiscal Year 2020
It is anticipated that 92 grant awards will be made to include 15 new grant awards and 77 grant awards to support existing programs.
Runaway and Homeless Youth Act, Title III, Part E, Section 351, 34 U.S.C. 11261
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Private, nonprofit agencies are eligible to apply for Street Outreach Program grants. Federally recognized Indian organizations are also eligible to apply for grants as private, non-profit agencies.
Runaway and homeless street youth are the beneficiaries of SOPs.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) adopted the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidance in 2 CFR part 200, and has codified the text, with HHS-specific amendments in 45 CFR Part 75. ACF recipients must follow the requirements in 45 CFR Part 75.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. 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. Consultation or assistance is available from the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services. (NOTE: State/territory participation in the intergovernmental review process does not signify applicant eligibility for financial assistance under a program. A potential applicant must meet the eligibility requirements of the program for which it is applying prior to submitting an application to its SPOC).
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) adopted the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidance in 2 CFR part 200, and has codified the text, with HHS-specific amendments in 45 CFR Part 75. ACF recipients must follow the requirements in 45 CFR Part 75. Please see annual funding opportunity announcement for application deadlines.
All applications are reviewed by panels of nonfederal experts which assigns scores according to the published evaluation criteria in the funding opportunity announcement. The panels' scores are factored into the recommendations for funding. Scores and recommendations are reviewed by the Associate Commissioner of the Family and Youth Services Bureau. Recommendations are made to the ACYF Commissioner, who makes the final funding decisions.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days.
Non-competing continuations will be issued based on availability of funds, satisfactory progress, compliance with grant terms and conditions and a determination that continuation funding is in the best interest of the federal government.
How are proposals selected?
Applications competing for financial assistance will be reviewed and evaluated by objective review panels using only the criteria described in FOA. Each panel is composed of experts with knowledge and experience in the area under review. Generally, review panels include three reviewers and one chairperson. Results of the competitive objective review are taken into consideration by ACF in the selection of projects for funding; however, objective review scores and rankings are not binding. Scores and rankings are only one element used in the award decision-making process. Organizations with experience in providing services to homeless youth are given priority.
How may assistance be used?
The SOP provides outreach to runaway and homeless youth on the streets or in areas that increase the risk of sexual exploitation, the goal being to help young people get off the streets and into safe settings. The program also provides education and prevention services, directly or through collaboration with other agencies, to runaway, homeless and street youth that have been subjected to or are at risk of sexual exploitation or abuse.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Federal program specialists conduct on-site monitoring visits in concert with the information from RHY-HMIS to assess performance.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) adopted the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidance in 2 CFR part 200, and has codified the text, with HHS-specific amendments in 45 CFR Part 75. ACF recipients must follow the requirements in 45 CFR Part 75.Audits are conducted in accordance with the requirements in 45 CFR 75 Subpart F.
Retention requirements for records are covered by the provisions of 45 CFR SSSS75.361-365 and generally must be retained for three years from the submission date of the final expenditure report.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching is mandatory. This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: Grantee must provide a nonfederal share or match of at least 10 percent of the Federal funds awarded. The nonfederal share may be met by cash or in-kind contributions, although applicants are encouraged to meet their match requirements through cash contributions. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants are awarded competitively for a project periods of three years, with three 12-month budget periods. Annually
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Contact: Administration for Children and Family, Family and Youth Services Bureau, Division of Adolescent Development and Support.
330 C. Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024 US
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 18$15,415,578.00; FY 19 est $15,373,832.00; FY 20 est $15,426,900.00; FY 17$15,967,750.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$100,000 to $150,000 per budget period; average award is $134,458
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Contact Headquarters Office listed below for available literature. You may also get information on the Family and Youth Services Bureau's website at the following address http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/fysb under the "About" section. Information is also available through the National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families , 4340 East-West Highway Suite 1100 Bethesda, MD 20814. Telephone: 833-438-7494. The National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families website is https://rhyclearinghouse.acf.hhs.gov and the email address is address is GetRHYi@NCHYF.org
Examples of Funded Projects