Transitional Living for Homeless Youth
The primary goal of the Transitional Living Program (TLP) and Maternity Group Home (MGH) Program is to help runaway and homeless youth and/or pregnant or parenting runaway and homeless youth between the ages of 16 to under 22 establish sustainable living and well-being for themselves and if applicable, their dependent child(ren). Through the provision of residential stay up to 540 days and comprehensive services, TLP youth between the ages of 16 to under 22 will realize improvements in four core outcome areas: stable housing, education/employment, permanent connections, and well-being.
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
ACF will award 198 continuation awards to support existing programs. ACF awarded 198 continuation awards to support existing programs.Fiscal Year 2017
ACF awarded 127 continuation awards to support existing programs and approximately 109 new awards.Fiscal Year 2018
ACF awarded 230 awards, to include approximately 97 new awards and 133 grant awards to support existing programs.Fiscal Year 2019
ACF will award 242 awards, to include approximately 35 new awards, 17 of which will be Maternity Group Homes, and 207 grant awards to support existing programs.Fiscal Year 2020
ACF will award 242 awards to support existing programs.
Runaway and Homeless Youth Act, Title III, Part B, Section 321, 34 U.S.C. 11221 and 11222
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 and, if applicable, their dependent children (ages 16 to under 22) are the beneficiaries.
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 not applicable.
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.
Recipients are notified that funds have been awarded through a Notice of Award (NOA) issued by the Administration for Children and Families. Funds are disbursed through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Payment Management System (PMS).
Please see the funding opportunity announcement for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days.
More than 180 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.
How may assistance be used?
Transitional Living Programs and Maternity Group Homes are required to provide youth, and when applicable the youths' dependent children, with safe, stable, and appropriate shelter, and comprehensive services designed to help young people who are homeless make a successful transition to sustainable living. 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.) Comprehensive services may include case management, transitional living plan, basic life skills resources, counseling services, educational advancement, job attainment skills, and physical and behavioral health care, and aftercare services. These services are designed to help youth who are homeless develop the skills necessary to make a successful transition to self-sufficient living.
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 of 45 CFR Part 75 Subpart F.
Retention requirements for records are covered by the provisions of 45 CFR SSSS 75.361-365 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. 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, although applicants are encouraged to meet their match requirements through cash contributions.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants are awarded competitively for a project period 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 Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau, Division of Adolescent Development and Support .
330 C. Street, SW
Washington, DC 20201 US
(Project Grants) FY 18 FY 19 est $43,274,791.00; FY 20 est $43,274,791.00; FY 17$43,274,791.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range of grant is $100,000 to $250,000; the average grant is $225,000
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 "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 Runaway and Homeless Youth Program Regulations can be found at 45 CFR Part 1351.
Examples of Funded Projects