overall purpose of the Transitional Living Program (TLP) for Homeless
Youth is to establish and operate transitional living projects for
homeless youth, including pregnant and parenting youth. This program
is structured to help older homeless youth achieve self-sufficiency
and avoid long-term dependency on social services. Transitional
living projects provide shelter, skills training, and support services
to homeless youth, including pregnant and parenting youth,ages 16
through 21 for a continuous period not exceeding 18 months.
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AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Living Programs are required to provide youth with stable, safe
living accommodations and services that help them develop the skills
necessary to move to independence. Living accommodations may be
host family homes, or "supervised apartments." (Supervised apartments
are either agency-owned apartment buildings or "scattered site"
apartments, which are single-occupancy apartments rented directly
by young people with support from the agency.) Eligible applicants
include States, localities, private entities, and coordinated networks
of such entities unless they are part of the law enforcement structure
or the juvenile justice system. Federally recognized Indian organizations
are also eligible to apply for grants as private, nonprofit agencies.
Indian Tribes that are not federally recognized and urban Indian
organizations are also eligible to apply for grants as private,
nonprofit agencies. Faith-based organizations and small community-based
organizations are eligible to apply for Transitional Living Program
Eligibility: States, localities, private entities,
and coordinated networks of such entities are eligible to apply
for a Transitional Living Program grant unless they are part of
the law enforcement structure or the juvenile justice system. Federally
recognized Indian organizations are also eligible to apply for grants
as private, nonprofit agencies. Faith-based organizations and small
community-based organizations are eligible to apply.
Eligibility: Homeless youth (ages 16 to 21).
Nonprofit organizations must submit proof of nonprofit status.
Applicable costs and administration procedures will be determined
in accordance with Parts 74 and 92 or Title 45, Code of Federal
Coordination: Consultation or assistance is
available from the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), Administration
for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services.
The standard application forms furnished by DHHS and are required
by OMB Circular No. A-102 must be used for this program. This program
is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review
of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or
official designated as the single point of contact in his or her
State for more information on the process the State requires to
be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected
the program for review.
Procedure: Application for Federal assistance,
Standard Form 424, is to be submitted. Specific instructions published
in the Federal Register.
Procedure: All applications are reviewed by
a panel of nonfederal experts, which assigns scores according
to the published criteria. The panel's scores are factored into
the recommendations for funding. Scores and recommendations are
reviewed by the Associate Commissioner of the Family and Youth
Services Bureau, who makes recommendations to the ACYF Commissioner,
who makes the final funding decisions.
As specified in the announcement or application instructions.
of Approval/Disapproval Time: From 60 to 90
Awards are made for 5-year project periods; funding for second
and third years is dependent upon satisfactory performance,availability
of funds and determination that continued funding would be in
the best interest of the government.
and Matching Requirements: Grantee must provide
matching funds equal to at least 10 percent of the Federal share.
The nonfederal share may be in cash or in-kind. (There are certain
exceptions for Tribes with "638" funding pursuant to P.L. 93-638,
under which certain Federal grants funds may qualify as matching
funds for other Federal grant programs, e.g., those which contribute
to the purposes for which grants under section 638 were made). The
non-Federal share may be met by cash or in-kind contributions, although
applicants are encouraged to meet their match requirements through
cash contributions. Therefore, a five-year project costing $1,000,000
in Federal funds(based on an award of $200,000 per 12-month budget
period) must include a match of at least $100,000 ($20,000 per budget
and Time Phasing of Assistance: Grants are
awarded competitively for project periods of 3 to 5 years.
Progress and Fiscal reports must be submitted semi-annually. A final
program and expenditure report must be submitted within 90 days
after the completion of the project period.
Audits are conducted in accordance with the requirements in 45
CFR 74 and 92.
All financial records are to be maintained 3 years after termination
of the project or until audit is completed, whichever occurs first.
(Grants and Contracts) FY 01 $20,739,900; FY 02 est $39,739,900;
and FY 03 est $39,739,900.
and Average of Financial Assistance:
From $100,000 to $200,000; Average: $150,000.
In fiscal year 2001, 112 grants were awarded. It is estimated that
234 grants will be awarded in fiscal year 2002. It is estimated
that 171 grants will be awarded in fiscal year 2003.
GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
Contact Headquarters Office listed below for available literature.
You may also get information on the Family and Youth Services Bureau
website at http://www.dhhs.gov/programs/fysb under policy and funding
announcements. Information is also available through the National
Clearinghouse on Families and Youth, P.O. Box 13505, Silver Spring,
MD 20911-3505. Telephone: (301) 608-8098. Fax: (301) 608-8721. The
National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth website is www.ncfy.com.
or Local Office: Contact: Regional Administrator,
Administration for Children and Families, Regional Offices. (See
Appendix IV of this Catalog for the addresses of the Regional Offices.)
Office: Associate Commissioner, Family and
Youth Services Bureau, Administration for Children and Families,
330 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20447. Contact: Harry Wilson.
Telephone: (202) 205-8102. Use the same number for FTS.
Site Address: http//www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/fysb
OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
In fiscal years 2001,112 grants were awarded. In fiscal year 2002
it is anticipated that 234 grants will be awarded and 171 grants
will be awarded in FY 2003.
FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
Information is provided in Federal Register Announcement Soliciting
Applications. Organizations with experience in providing services
to homeless youth are given priority.