Agency: Health & Human Services Dept. (Admin. for Children & Families); Program: Basic Center Program (BCP) (CFDA Number 93.623) (Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2017-ACF-ACYF-CY-1239; Eligibility: Governments, public and nonprofit private entities, nonprofits and combinations of such entities; Funding: $16.6million for 91 awards up to $200,000 each (a 10% match is required); Deadline: July 14.
Summary: These grants provide shelter and services to runaway, homeless and street youth. The proposed total funding is about $3 million less than last year. BCPs provide an alternative for runaway and homeless youth who might otherwise end up arrested or detained by law enforcement or in the child welfare, mental health or juvenile justice systems. Each BCP must provide runaway and homeless youth with a safe and appropriate shelter and individual, family and group counseling.
Applicants within the healthcare community may choose to provide drug abuse education and prevention services and testing for sexually transmitted diseases. Services delivered through this program must address imminent needs of youth through appropriate referrals or direct interventions. Faith-based and community organizations that meet eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply under this funding opportunity announcement. This program works with the Street Outreach Program (SOP) (CFDA Number: 93.557).