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93.557 Education and Prevention to Reduce Sexual Abuse of Runaway, Homeless and Street Youth

FEDERAL AGENCY:

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

AUTHORIZATION:

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.
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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:

Project Grants.
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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.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

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.)

Beneficiary Eligibility:   Runaway and homeless street youth will benefit.

Credentials/Documentation:   Nonprofit organizations must submit proof of nonprofit status. Applicable costs and administrative procedures will be determined in accordance with 45 CFR 74 and 92.

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APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
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.

Application Procedure:   Application for Federal Assistance, Standard Form 424 must be submitted. Specific instructions are published in the Federal Register.

Award Procedure:   All applications are reviewed by a panel of nonfederal experts that 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. Recommendations are made to the ACYF Commissioner, making the final decisions.

Deadlines:   As specified in the Federal Register.

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

Appeals:   None.

Renewals:   Awards are generally made for 3-year project periods; funding for the second and third year is dependent upon satisfactory performance and availability of funds.

ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

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.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:   Grants will be awarded for a period of 36 months.

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 $14,999,000; FY 02 est $14,999,000; and FY 03 est $14,999,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  
$100,000 to $200,000 per budget period; Average award is $162,388.

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PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

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.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

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.).

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:  
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/fysb

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.

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