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.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Administration for Children and Families
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Fiscal Year 2014: 202 grants were awarded, to include 24 for new start programs and 178 grant awards to support existing programs. Fiscal Year 2015: ACF will award 202 continuation awards to support existing programs. Fiscal Year 2016: ACF will award 202 continuation awards to support existing programs.
The Runaway and Homeless Youth Act, Title III, Part B, Section 321, Public Law 110-378, 42 U.S.C 5701-5752; Reconnecting Youth Act, Public Law 110-378 Part B.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
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.
Homeless youth (ages 16 to 21).
Nonprofit organizations must submit proof of nonprofit status. Applicable costs and administration procedures will be determined in accordance with Part 75 of Title 45, Code of Federal Regulations. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
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.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. 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.
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.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days.
> 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.
How are proposals selected?
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.
How may assistance be used?
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.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
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.
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: 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. 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 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.).
Christopher Holloway 1250 Maryland Ave, SW , Washington, District of Columbia 20024 Email: Christopher.firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (202) 205-9560
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 14 $41,262,842; FY 15 est $412,784,414; and FY 16 est $46,219,295
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range of grant is $100,000 to $200,000; the average grant is $191.930.
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.
Examples of Funded Projects