Youth Homeless System Improvement Grants


The objectives of the Youth Homeless System Improvement Grants (YHSIG), HUD will award approximately $25,000,000 to support communities, including but not limited to the communities assisted under the matter preceding this proviso in establishing and implementing a response system for youth homelessness or for improving their existing system.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Assistant Secretary For Community Planning and Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022, Part PL117-103
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Not applicable.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Preapplication coordination is required.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. In accordance with criteria established in the NOFA, applicants must complete their application in a two-step process. The first step is the selection process; which chooses the 50 communities that are eligible to apply for projects under the program. The second step is application for project funding. Any proposed project under this program must be consistent with the applicable HUD-approved Consolidated Plan and must be permissible under applicable zoning ordinances and regulations.
Award Procedure
HUD will rank community applications in order of responses to the rating factors outlined in NOFO.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days. Processing of applications and selection of successful applicants will take place at HUD. HUD Headquarters will make selection and obligate funds as soon as applications can be processed.
Applicants may appeal the results of HUD's review and selection process if they believe a HUD error has occurred. Appeals must be in writing to the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, must specify the error, and provide sufficient documentation.
Project renewals are allowed under the CoC program competition. See the subsequent CoC Competition Notice of Funding Availabilities for more information
How are proposals selected?
Criteria for selecting applications for assistance are defined in a Notice of Funding Opportunity in the Federal Register.
How may assistance be used?
• Salaries or stipends for employee/staff/volunteer time • Costs associated with meetings • Establishing partnerships and maintaining partnerships with other organizations that serve youth at risk of or experiencing homelessness • Plan for and implement a data collection and analysis strategy relating to youth needs, equity, project performance, and system performance. • Activities related to the establishment and improvement of a Youth Action Board. • Establishment or improvement of youth specific coordinated entry access points or youth-specific policies and procedures for coordinated entry access points. • Equity
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Each recipient must agree to participate in an evaluation of the program, and to keep any records and make any reports that HUD may require for the purpose of reporting to Congress on the cost of the program
24 CFR Part 578, Continuum of Care Program, is published in the Federal Register
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
3 years Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Quarterly.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Designated contact person in the HUD Field Offices with a Community Planning and Development Division
Headquarters Office
Soni Nili
Special Needs Assistance Programs, 451 7th Street, SW. Room 7256
Washington, DC 20410 USA
Phone: 2024022973
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 21$0.00; FY 22 est $0.00; FY 23 est $25,000,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Award amounts: Minimum amount: $300,000 Maximum amount: $2,000,000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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