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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Street Outreach Program

Deadline: April 10, 2015

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 exploitation and or sexual abuse. The scope of work includes outreach, 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
  • Coordinate and sustain partnerships to expand access to services to respond to the needs of youth homelessness
  • Foster service delivery systems that provide protective factors such as skills, attitudes, and behaviors for effective transition into adulthood while reducing risk factors such as substance use, lack of shelter, and disconnection from school or caring adults

Amount: Approximately $4,712,482 will award 38 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 non-profit private entities that include States, localities, and coordinated networks of such entities, and faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements.

Link: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2015-ACF-ACYF-YO-0956

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