National Communication System for Runaway and Homeless Youth

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National Communication System for Runaway and Homeless Youth: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) will award one cooperative agreement on a competitive basis for a period of three years to operate the Runaway and Homeless Youth National Communication System (NCS) Program. The NCS Program is a dedicated toll-free, U.S. national communication system that provides information, referral services, crisis intervention, prevention approaches, and communication services to vulnerable, at-risk, and runaway and homeless youth and their families or legal guardians. The purpose of the NCS is to a) prevent youth from running away and becoming homeless, and b) link youth with a family member or guardian, and/or an available resource that can provide and/or assist the youth in acquiring needed services. To fulfill the objectives of the legislation, the NCS must provide, among other services, a neutral and confidential channel of communication that is available on a 24-hours per day, seven days per week, basis throughout the United States so that youth contemplating running away and runaway and homeless youth may re-establish contact with their parents or legal guardians if possible. The NCS Program is also expected to work closely and collaboratively with FYSB to fulfill its mission as the federally funded communication system for runaway and homeless youth. A full description of services that will be required of the NCS grantee will provided in the published announcement.
Federal Grant Title: National Communication System for Runaway and Homeless Youth
Federal Agency Name: Administration for Children & Families - ACYF/FYSB (HHS-ACF-FYSB)
Grant Categories: Income Security and Social Services
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2020-ACF-ACYF-CY-1809
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 93.623
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: May 13th, 2020
Original Application Deadline: May 13th, 2020
Posted Date: March 13th, 2020
Creation Date: March 13th, 2020
Archive Date: June 12th, 2020
Total Program Funding: $1,600,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $1,600,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $1,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Last Updated: March 13th, 2020
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments - County governments - City or township governments - Special district governments - Independent school districts - Public and State controlled institutions of higher education - Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) - Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities - Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) - Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Nonprofits that do not have a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
In addition, public (state and local) and private non-profit entities, and coordinated networks of such entities, are eligible to apply for a Runaway and Homeless Youth Program grant unless they are part of the juvenile justice system. (45 C.F.R. § 1351.11). In accordance with section 331 of the Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Act, priority will be given to applicants that have experience in providing telephone services to vulnerable youth, at-risk youth, and runaway and homeless youth. Telephone services include calls, emails, texts/SMS, and chat. Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement. 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.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
https://ami.grantsolutions.gov/HHS-2020-ACF-ACYF-CY-1809
Grant Announcement Contact
ACF Applications Help Desk
app_support@acf.hhs.gov
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