The Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families’ Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) has announced the availability of funds under the Transitional Living Program (TLP)with the purpose to implement, enhance, and/or support effective strategies for successful transition to sustainable living for runaway and homeless youth ages 16 to under 22 and/or pregnant and parenting youth ages 16 to under 22 and their dependent child(ren).
Projects must provide safe, stable, and appropriate shelter for up to 18 months and, under extenuating circumstances, can be extended to 21 months and provide comprehensive services that support the transition of homeless youth to self-sufficiency and stable, independent living.
- Successfully transition youth experiencing homelessness into adulthood through the promotion of self-sufficient living and the prevention of long-term dependency on social services.
Consistent with the statutory mandates set forth in the RHY Act, as well as the regulatory requirements set forth in the RHY Rule, TLP Projects will include the following components:
- Safe, Stable, and Appropriate Shelter: TLP Projects must provide safe and stable housing (i.e., host family home, supervised or scattered apartments, congregate care or group homes, and/or shelter) throughout a continuous period not to exceed 540 days, or in exceptional circumstances 635 days, except that a young person who has not reached 18 years of age on the last day of the 635-day period may, in exceptional circumstances and if otherwise qualified for the program, remain in the program until the youth’s 18th birthday.
- Comprehensive Youth-Centered Services Model
- Social and Emotional Well-being and Strength-based Approach
- Outreach Implementation Strategy
- Gateway Services
- Screening and Assessment
- Case Management
- Estimated Total Funding: $11,975,863
- Award Ceiling: $250,000 Per Budget Period
- Award Floor: $100,000 Per Budget Period
- Average Projected Award Amount: $175,000 Per Budget Period
- Anticipated Project Start Date: 09/30/2021
- Expected Number of Awards: 48
- Length of Project Period: 36-month project period with three 12-month budget periods
- Public (state and local) and private nonprofit entities (including faith-based and community organizations) and coordinated networks of such entities, are eligible to apply unless they are part of the juvenile justice system.
- For-profit organizations are not eligible.
- Private institutions of higher education must be non-profit entities.
- In selecting applications to receive grants under the TLP, priority will be given to public and non-profit private agencies that have experience in providing services to runaway, homeless, and street youth.
- Faith-based organizations may apply for this award on the same basis as any other organization, as set forth at and, subject to the protections and requirements of this part and 42 U.S.C. 2000bb et seq., the Department will not, in the selection of recipients, discriminate against an organization on the basis of the organization’s religious character, affiliation, or exercise.
- Applications from individuals (including sole proprietorships) and foreign entities are not eligible and will be disqualified from competitive review and from funding under this announcement.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329085