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HHS- Administration for Children & Families Announces Funding Opportunity under “Basic Center Program” and “Street Outreach Program”

Posted by Maisha Meminger - On March 14, 2014 (EST)

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) announced today it is accepting applications for the Basic Center Program (BCP). 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 BCP works to establish or strengthen community-based programs that meet the immediate needs of runaway and homeless youth, youth at risk of running away, and their families. The programs provide youth up to age 18 with emergency shelter, food, clothing, counseling, and referrals for health care and other appropriate services. Most basic centers can provide up to 21 days of shelter for a maximum of 20 youth at a time. Basic centers seek to reunite young people with their families, whenever possible, or to locate appropriate alternative safe placements.

  • Estimated Total Funding: $18,166,163
  • Expected Number of Awards: 116
  • Award Ceiling: $200,000 Per Budget Period
  • Award Floor: $50,000 Per Budget Period


Applications are due by May 5.


ACF has also announced it is accepting applications for the Street Outreach Program (SOP). The purpose of the SOP is to conduct outreach services designed to build relationships between grantee staff and runaway, homeless, and street youth with the ultimate goal being to keep youth safe and help them leave the streets.

SOP grantees provide support services that aim to move youth into stable housing and prepare them for independence. The program's ultimate goal is to prevent the sexual abuse or exploitation of young people living on the streets or in unstable housing.

  • Estimated Total Funding: $2,248,804
  • Expected Number of Awards: 20
  •  Award Ceiling: $200,000 Per Budget Period
  •  Award Floor: $90,000 Per Budget Period


Applications are due by May 5.


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Modified On : March 14, 2014
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