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National Communication System for Runaway and Homeless Youth

Grant to a USA Nonprofit, For-Profit, Agency, IHE,
or School District to Assist Vulnerable Youth

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Administration for Children and Families (ACF) - Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) - Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB)

Deadline Date:

05/13/20 4:30 PM ET Paper Receipt; 11:59 PM ET Receipt via Grants.gov

Description:

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Grant to a USA nonprofit organization, for-profit organization, government agency, tribe, IHE, or school district to operate a national program to assist vulnerable youth. Funding is intended to increase the safety, wellbeing, and self-sufficiency of youth in need across the Nation. Eligible programs will focus on the following goals: prevent youth from running away and becoming homeless, and 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.

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.

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. 

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.

Program Objectives and Required Scope of Services: https://ami.grantsolutions.gov/files/HHS-2020-ACF-ACYF-CY-1809_0.pdf#page=5.

Program Requirements: https://ami.grantsolutions.gov/files/HHS-2020-ACF-ACYF-CY-1809_0.pdf#page=6.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181553

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$1,600,000

Number of Grants:

1

Estimated Size of Grant:

-Award Ceiling: $1,600,000 Per Budget Period
-Award Floor: $1,000,000 Per Budget Period
-Average Projected Award: $1,600,000 Per Budget Period

Term of Contract:

The length of the project period is 36 months with three 12-month budget periods.

Eligibility:

  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Indian housing authorities
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally funded tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Public housing authorities
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • Small businesses
  • Special district governments
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:

- State governments.
- County governments.
- City or township governments.
- Special district governments.
- Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities Native American tribal governments (federally recognized).
- Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
- Non-profits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education.
- Non-profits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education.
- Others (see below)

- Public (state and local) and private non-profit entities, and coordinated networks of such entities, are eligible to apply for an RHY grant unless they are part of the juvenile justice system.

- 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.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for electronic application submission is 11:59 p.m., ET, on 05/13/2020.

ACF requires electronic submission of applications at www.Grants.gov. Paper applications received from applicants that have not been approved for an exemption from required electronic submission will be disqualified from competitive review and from funding under this announcement.

The deadline for receipt of paper applications is 4:30 p.m., ET on 05/13/2020 (for those approved).

Applicants will be notified of a disqualification determination by email or by USPS postal mail within 30 federal business days from the closing date of this FOA.

Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement: Grantees must provide at least 10 percent of the total approved cost of the project.

In addition to the Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR), a point of contact on matters involving the application must also be identified. The point of contact, known as the Project Director or Principal Investigator, should not be identical to the person identified as the AOR.

See this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=321815.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online through www.Grants.gov.

Program Office Contact
Ana Cody
Administration for Children and Families
Family and Youth Services Bureau
Mary E. Switzer Building
330 C Street, SW
Washington , DC 20201
Phone: (202) 205-8418
Email: Ana.cody@acf.hhs.gov

Office of Grants Management Contact
Katrina Morgan
Administration for Children and Families
Office of Grant Management
Mary E. Switzer Building
330 C Street, SW
Washington , DC 20201
Phone: (202) 401-5127
Email: katrina.morgan@acf.hhs.gov

Address to Request Application Package:

FYSB Operations Center c/o F2 Solutions
Attn: National Communication System for Runaway and Homeless Youth Program
1401 Mercantile Lane
Suite 401
Largo, MD 20774
Email: TechAssist@fysb.net

CFDA Number:

93.623

Funding or Pin Number:

HHS-2020-ACF-ACYF-CY-1809

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

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