Education and Prevention Grants to Reduce Sexual Abuse of Runaway, Homeless and Street Youth


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, or sexual exploitation.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Administration for Children and Families
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: Fiscal Year 2014, 110 grants were awarded. 16 grant awards were made to new programs and 94 grants awards were made to continue existing programs. Fiscal Year 2015: It is anticipated that 107 grant awards will be made to include 38 new grant awards and 69 grant awards to support existing programs. Fiscal Year 2016: It is anticipated that 107 grants awards will be made to include 53 new grant awards and 54 grant awards to support existing programs.
Reconnecting Homeless Youth Act of 2008, Public Law 110-378 Part E.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Any private, nonprofit agency is eligible to apply. Nonfederally recognized Indian Tribes and urban Indian organizations are eligible to apply for grants as private, nonprofit agencies: (Note: Public agencies are not eligible).
Beneficiary Eligibility
Runaway and homeless street youth will benefit.
Nonprofit organizations must submit proof of nonprofit status. Applicable costs and administrative procedures will be determined in accordance with 45 CFR 75. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Consultation or assistance is available from the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services. The standard application forms furnished by DHHS and required by OMB Circular No. A-102 must be used for this program. An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the Single Point of Contact (SPOC) in his or her State for more information on the process. (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). 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
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 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:
Award Procedure
All applications are reviewed by a panel of nonfederal experts that 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. Recommendations are made to the ACYF Commissioner, who makes the final funding decisions.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days.
Not Applicable.
Awards are generally made for 3-year project periods; funding for the second and third year is dependent upon satisfactory performance and availability of funds.
How are proposals selected?
Applications are evaluated based upon the criteria published in the Funding Opportunity Announcement located on the following website address: Organizations with experience in providing services to homeless youth are given priority.
How may assistance be used?
Provide 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. The goal and design of these efforts is to help young people leave the streets to build positive relationships.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
No program reports are required. Fiscal reports (SF-425) must be submitted semi-annually. A final program and expenditure report must be submitted within 90 days after the completion of the project period. Performance progress reports are due semi-annually. *See cash reports (SF-425). Federal program specialists conduct site monitoring visits in concert with information from the RHYMIS to assess performance.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. Audits are conducted in accordance with the requirements in 45 CFR 75 Subpart F.
All financial records are to be maintained 3 years after termination of the project or until audit is completed, whichever occurs first.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
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.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants will be awarded for a period of 36 months. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Method of awarding/releasing assistance: annually.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Contact: Administration for Children and Family, 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: Phone: (202) 205-9560
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 14 $16,050,420; FY 15 est $15,426,900; and FY 16 est $15,426,900
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$100,000 to $200,000 per budget period; Average award is $124,012.
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 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 http://www. and general email address is
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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