Agency Launches Signature Program that Helps Get Homeless Youth off Streets

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).

Info: (for matching requirements); (NOFA); Gloria Watkins, 202/205-9546,, email.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education.

Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government.

Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.

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