U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Street Outreach ProgramDeadline: July 5, 2016
The primary purpose of the Street Outreach program is to provide street-based services to runaway, homeless, and street youth who have been subjected to, or are at risk of being subjected to, sexual abuse, prostitution, sexual exploitation, and severe forms of trafficking in persons. The scope of work includes outreach, prevention, individualized assessment, service linkages, case planning, and follow-up for youth. The intent is to increase young people’s safety, social and emotional well-being, self-sufficiency, and help them build permanent connections with families, communities, schools, and other positive social networks. The program will support projects that:
- Implement outreach intervention strategies to keep youth safe and help them leave the streets
- Provide approaches to identify and minimize sexual exploitation and human trafficking situations
- Coordinate and sustain partnerships to expand access to services to respond to the needs of youth homelessness
- Establish and/or strengthen the integration of comprehensive services that provide protective factors
- Provide preventive services that enhance protective factors, such as connection to schools, vocational services, friends, and caring adults
- Identify and provide services to youth who are victims of any type of sexual victimization and severe forms of human trafficking
Amount: Approximately $7,454,335 for 46 grants, ranging from $90,000 to $200,000 and lasting up to three years. Grantees must provide at least 10 percent of the total approved cost of the project.
Eligibility: Eligible applicants include public and nonprofit private entities that include states, localities, coordinated networks of such entities, and faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements.