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93.557 Education and Prevention to Reduce Sexual Abuse of Runaway, Homeless and Street Youth
ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, Section 40155, Part A, Public Law 103-322; Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children Protection Act of 1999, Part E, Public Law 106-71.
To make grants available to nonprofit agencies for the purpose of providing street-based services to runaway, homeless and street youth, who have been subjected to, or are at risk of being subjected to, sexual abuse, prostitution, or sexual exploitation.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Provide education and prevention services to runaway, homeless and street youth that have been subjected to or at risk of sexual exploitation or abuse. Establish and build relationships between street youth and program outreach staff to help youth leave the streets.
Applicant Eligibility: Any private, nonprofit agency is eligible to apply. Nonfederally recognized Indian Tribes and urban Indian organizations are eligible to apply for grants as private, nonprofit agencies: (Note: Public agencies are not eligible.)
Pre-application Coordination: Consultation or assistance is available from the Family and Youth Services (FYSB), Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services. The standard application forms furnished by DHHS and 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.
Formula and Matching Requirements: Grantee must provide a nonfederal share or match of at least 10 percent of the Federal funds awarded. The nonfederal share may be met by cash or in-kind contributions, although applicants are encouraged to meet their match requirements through cash contributions.
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.
Account Identification: 75-1536-0-1-506.
In fiscal year 2001, 161 grants were awarded. It is anticipated that 141 grants will be awarded in fiscal years 2002 and 2003.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
Contact Headquarters Office listed below for available literature. You may also get information on the Family and Youth Services website at http://www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/FYSB on the FYSB homepage 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.
Regional or Local Office: See Regional Agency Offices. Contact: Administration for Children and Family, Family and Youth Services Bureau, Division of Adolescent Development and Support. (See Appendix IV of this Catalog for the addresses of the Regional Offices.).
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
In fiscal year 2001, 161 projects provided services for street-based education and outreach, emergency shelter, survival aid, individual assessment, treatment and counseling prevention and education activities, information and referral, crisis intervention, and follow-up support. It is anticipated that 141 grants will be awarded in fiscal years 2002 and 2003.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
Information is provided in the Federal Register Announcement soliciting applications. Organizations with experience in providing services to homeless youth are given priority.