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Grant to a USA Nonprofit to Provide Training and Support to Programs Addressing Youth Homelessness

Runaway Homeless Youth Training, Technical Assistance, and Capacity Building Center (RHYTTAC)


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Funding Source
U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) - Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
CFDA Number: 93.623
Funding or PIN Number: HHS-2023-ACF-ACYF-CY-0023
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Important Dates
Deadline: 06/20/23 11:59 PM ET Electronic submission; 4:30 PM ET Paper applications Save

Grant Description
Grant to a USA nonprofit organization to provide training and technical support to programs offering shelter and supportive services to young adults experiencing homelessness. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete.

Pursuant to the RHY Act, FYSB funds over 600 active awards to public and non-profit organizations to support street-based services, emergency and longer-term-shelter, and counseling and supportive services to youth and young adults who have runaway or who are at risk of or are experiencing homelessness. The primary RHY programs are, as follows:

  • The Street Outreach Program (SOP) 
  • The Basic Center Program (BCP) 
  • The Transitional Living Program (TLP) 
  • Maternity Group Homes (MGH) 

These programs and services are designed to help youth and young adults who are experiencing homelessness develop the skills necessary to make a successful transition to self-sufficient living.

The RHY Act also authorizes additional activities to be conducted through contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements, including:

  • Research and evaluation;
  • National reporting system to capture data on youth experiencing homelessness served by RHY award recipient programs (RHY-HMIS); and
  • National communications system to assist youth who have runaway or are experiencing homelessness in communicating with their families and service providers (NCS).


To strengthen and build the capacity of public and private entities that are eligible to receive RHY awards by providing T/TA for the purpose of carrying out the programs, projects, or activities for which such awards are serving youth and young adults who have run away from home, are experiencing homelessness, or are at risk of becoming homeless.


  • Provide targeted T/TA to RHY award recipient agencies and youth-serving organizations eligible to receive RHY awards seeking technical support for prevention and intervention efforts to address current and potential RHY needs.
  • Implement capacity-building activities to support RHY award recipient organizations in complying with RHY program legislation, regulations, and policy guidance.
  • Develop relevant and interactive training products for in-person and virtual adaptation.
  • Disseminate evidenced-based, evidence-informed, and promising practices related to issues impacting youth and young adults who have run away from home, are experiencing homelessness, or at risk of becoming homeless.
  • Build meaningful partnerships and collaborations to strengthen networks and coordination between RHY programs, youth-serving organizations, housing supports, social service professionals, and state and local governments by proactively engaging these entities on data, best practices, and resources needed to impact outcomes for youth experiencing homelessness.
  • Support coordination and delivery of T/TA activities among RHY award recipient organizations.
  • Lead in the coordination of activities among RHY funded partner organizations such as the RHYPN. For details about project requirements, see pages 5-17 of the FOA document below. 


  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have 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
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible entities include statewide and regional nonprofit organizations. All eligible entities must be nonprofit. In addition to statewide and regional nonprofit organizations, a combination of such entities are also eligible.

Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity. Faith-based organizations may apply for this award on the same basis as any other organization, as set forth at and, subject to the protections and requirements of 45 CFR Part 87 and 42 U.S.C. 2000bb et seq., ACF will not, in the selection of recipients, discriminate against an organization on the basis of the organization's religious character, affiliation, or exercise.

Per section 342 of the RHY Act, for profit organizations are not eligible.

Applications from individuals (including sole proprietorships) and foreign entities are not eligible and will be disqualified from competitive review and funding under this funding opportunity.

For funding restrictions, see page 48 of the FOA document.

Pre-Application Information
Due Date for Applications: 06/20/2023

The deadline for electronic application submission is 11:59 pm ET on the due date. The deadline for receipt of paper applications is 4:30 pm ET on the due date.

All applicants must have a UEI and an active registration with SAM ( prior to applying to a funding opportunity. All applicants are required to maintain an active SAM
registration until the application process is complete. If a grant is awarded, the SAM registration must be active throughout the life of the award. Your SAM registration must be renewed every 365 days to keep it active.

Plan ahead. Allow at least 10 business days after you submit your registration for it to become active in SAM and at least an additional 24 hours before that registration information is available in other government systems, i.e.,

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 NOFO.

Recipients must provide at least 10 percent of the total approved cost of the project. The total approved cost of the project is the sum of the ACF (federal) share and the non-federal share. The non-federal share may be met by cash or in-kind contributions, although recipients are encouraged to meet their match requirements through cash contributions.

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Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants

Estimated Size of Grant
Award Ceiling: $2,500,000 Per Budget Period

Award Floor: $1,800,000 Per Budget Period

Average Projected Award Amount: $1,900,000 Per Budget Period

Term of Contract
Anticipated Project Start Date: 09/30/2023

Length of Project Periods: 36-month project period with three 12-month budget periods

Contact Information
Submission by Mail
FYSB Operations Center c/o F2-Solutions
FON: HHS-2023-ACF-ACYF-CY-0023
1401 Mercantile Lane
Suite 401
Largo MD

Hand Delivery
Same as Above

Program Office Contact
Tyanna Williams
Runaway and Homeless Youth Division

Office of Grants Management Contact
Katrina Morgan
Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families/Office of Grants Management

RFP & Supporting Documents
Full Grant Text RFP

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