The Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families’ Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) announces the availability of funds under the Street Outreach Program (SOP). SOPs work to increase young people’s personal safety, social and emotional well-being, self-sufficiency, and to help them build permanent connections with families, communities, schools, and other positive social networks. These services, which are provided in areas where street youth congregate, are designed to assist such youth in making healthy choices and to provide them access to shelter and services which include: outreach, gateway services, screening and assessment, harm reduction, access to emergency shelter, crisis stabilization, drop-in centers, which can be optional, and linkages/referrals to services. Deadline: June 20, 2018
Funding will support mentoring and other needed support services, including the development or enhancement of mentoring service models and mentor training based on best practices, to focus on the needs of youth who are at risk for or are victims of commercial sexual exploitation/ domestic sex trafficking. OJJDP expects to make up to three awards of up to $450,000 each. Deadline: May 15, 2018.
On March 29, 2018 the Request for Proposals invitation from ACF’s Family and Youth Services Bureau was modified to reflect the final budget which was passed just weeks before. In addition to changes in the number of awards expected and project operation periods, the deadline for applications was extended. The purpose of FYSB’s TLP and MGH grant programs are to implement, enhance, and/or support effective strategies for successful transition to sustainable living for runaway and homeless youth ages 16 to under 22 and/or pregnant and parenting youth ages 16 to under 22 and their dependent child(ren). Both projects must provide safe, stable, and appropriate shelter for 18 months. Under extenuating circumstances, shelter stay can be extended to 21 months with comprehensive services that supports the transition of homeless youth to self-sufficiency and stable, independent living. The new deadline is May 14, 2018.
In 2014, seven funders collaborated to form the Fund for Shared Insight to cultivate the practice and culture of feedback in the nonprofit sector. The first component of Shared Insight’s theory of change focused on making grants to organizations to advance the practice of nonprofits using feedback loops to listen to, learn from, and act on what they hear from the people they seek to serve. A new report highlights the positive outcomes, lessons learned, and the potential for even greater results going forward. Fund for Shared Insight is once again accepting applications for their Listen for Good (L4G) initiative, which makes grants and provides technical assistance to nonprofits aiming to improve their work by listening to the people they seek to help. The deadline for this final co-funded round: June 29, 2018.
Street Outreach: Developing a Competitive Application
May 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EDT
Global Youth Justice Training Institute
June 12-14, 2018
Cape Cod, MA
Basic Center: Developing a Competitive Application (Date Subject to Change)
June 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EDT
Coalition for Juvenile Justice
At the Intersections: How Federal, State, and Local Partners Can Work Together to Improve Juvenile Justice
June 27-30, 2018