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93.550 Transitional Living for Homeless Youth

FEDERAL AGENCY:

ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

AUTHORIZATION:

Missing, Exploited and Runaway Protection Act of 1999, Public Law 106-71.
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The 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.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Project Grants.
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

Transitional 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 grants.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant 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.

Beneficiary Eligibility:   Homeless youth (ages 16 to 21).

Credentials/Documentation:   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 Regulations.

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APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Pre-application 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.

Application Procedure:   Application for Federal assistance, Standard Form 424, is to be submitted. Specific instructions published in the Federal Register.

Award 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.

Deadlines:   As specified in the announcement or application instructions.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:   From 60 to 90 days.

Appeals:   None.

Renewals:   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.

ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula 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 period).

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:   Grants are awarded competitively for project periods of 3 to 5 years.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:   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:   Audits are conducted in accordance with the requirements in 45 CFR 74 and 92.

Records:   All financial records are to be maintained 3 years after termination of the project or until audit is completed, whichever occurs first.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification:   75-1536-0-1-506.

Obligations:   (Grants and Contracts) FY 01 $20,739,900; FY 02 est $39,739,900; and FY 03 est $39,739,900.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  
Range of grant is $100,000 to $200,000; the average grant is $193,910.

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PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
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.

REGULATIONS, 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.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:   See Regional Agency Offices. Contact: Administration for Children and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau, Division of Adolescent Development and Support (See Appendix IV of this Catalog for the addresses of the Regional Offices.).

Headquarters Office:   Christopher Holloway 330 C. Street, SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20024 Email: Christopher.holloway@acf.hhs.gov Phone: (202) 205-9560

Web Site Address:  
https://www.acf.hhs.gov/fysb

EXAMPLES 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.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

Information is provided in Federal Register Announcement Soliciting Applications. Organizations with experience in providing services to homeless youth are given priority.

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