Please see below for a federal funding opportunity for runaway and homeless youth, with an application deadline of 4/10/15. You can find more information regarding this funding opportunity at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/fysb/news/bcp-sop-2015-foa.
FYSB Accepting Applications for Basic Center and Street Outreach Programs
The Family and Youth Services Bureau is now accepting applications for the Basic Center and Street Outreach Programs.
The purpose of the BCP is to provide an alternative for runaway and homeless youth who might otherwise end up with law enforcement or in the child welfare, mental health, or juvenile justice systems. The programs provide youth up to age 18 with emergency shelter, food, clothing, counseling and referrals for health care. Most basic centers can provide 21 days of shelter for up to 20 youth at a time. Basic centers seek to reunite young people with their families, whenever possible, or to locate appropriate alternative placements.
The purpose of the SOP is to provide prevention services to runaway and homeless and street youth who have been subjected to, or are at risk of being subjected to, sexual abuse or sexual exploitation. These services, which are provided in areas where street youth congregate, are designed to assist such youth in making healthy choices regarding where they live and how they behave.