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

Street Outreach Program SOP
Number: 93.557
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Administration for Children and Families

Program Information 

Program Number/Title (010):
93.557 Education and Prevention Grants to Reduce Sexual Abuse of Runaway, Homeless and Street Youth
Federal Agency (030):
Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services
Authorization (040):
Reconnecting Homeless Youth Act of 2008, Public Law 110-378 Part E.
Objectives (050):
The Street Outreach Program (SOP) makes 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 (060):
PROJECT GRANTS
Uses and Use Restrictions (070):
Provide education and prevention services, directly or through collaboration with other agencies, to runaway, homeless and street youth that have been subjected to or are at risk of sexual exploitation or abuse. The goal and design of these efforts is to help young people leave the streets to build positive relationships.
Eligibility Requirements (080)
Applicant Eligibility (081):
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 (082):
Runaway and homeless street youth will benefit.
Credentials/Documentation (083):
Nonprofit organizations must submit proof of nonprofit status. Applicable costs and administrative procedures will be determined in accordance with 45 CFR 74 and 92. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
Application and Award Process (090)
Preapplication Coordination (091):
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 required by OMB Circular No. A-102 must be used for this program. An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the Single Point of Contact (SPOC) in his or her State for more information on the process. (NOTE: State/territory participation in the intergovernmental review process does not signify applicant eligibility for financial assistance under a program. A potential applicant must meet the eligibility requirements of the program for which it is applying prior to submitting an application to its SPOC). Environmental impact information is not required 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 Procedures (092):
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Application for Federal Assistance, Standard Form 424 must be submitted. Specific instructions are published via the Internet under the Form section at the following website address: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants.
Award Procedure (093):
All applications are reviewed by a panel of nonfederal experts that assigns scores according to the published criteria in the funding opportunity announcement. 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, who makes the final funding decisions.
Deadlines (094):
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time (095):
From 60 to 90 days.
Appeals (096):
Not Applicable.
Renewals (097):
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 Consideration (100)
Formula and Matching Requirements (101):
This program has no statutory formula.
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.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance (102):
Grants will be awarded for a period of 36 months. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.
Post Assistance Requirements (110)
Reports (111):
No program reports are required. Fiscal reports (SF-425) must be submitted semi-annually. A final program and expenditure report must be submitted within 90 days after the completion of the project period. Performance progress reports are due semi-annually. *See cash reports (SF-425). Federal program specialists conduct site monitoring visits in concert with information from the RHYMIS to assess performance.
Audits (112):
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. Audits are conducted in accordance with the requirements in 45 CFR 74 and 92.
Records (113):
All financial records are to be maintained 3 years after termination of the project or until audit is completed, whichever occurs first.
Financial Information (120)
Obligations (122):
(Project Grants) FY 12 $17,883,794; FY 13 est $17,901,000; and FY 14 est $17,901,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance (123):
$100,000 to $200,000 per budget period; Average award is $103,942.
Program Accomplishments (130):
Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: It is anticipated that 155 grants will be award and $1,399,840 in contracts. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature (140):
Contact Headquarters Office listed below for available literature. You may also get information on the Family and Youth Services Bureau's website at the following address http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/fysb under the "Policy and Legislative Documents" link.

Information is also available through the National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth, 5515 Security Lane, Suite 800, North Bethesda, MD 20852. Telephone: (301) 608-8098. Fax: (301) 608- 8721. The National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth website address is http://www.http://ncfy.acf.hhs.gov and general email address is info@ncfy.com.
Information Contacts (150)
Regional or Local Office (151) :
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 (152):
Curtis Porter 1250 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20447 Email: curtis.porter@acf.hhs.gov Phone: 202.205.8306
Website Address (153):
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/fysb.
Examples of Funded Projects (170):
Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available
Criteria for Selecting Proposals (180):
Applications are evaluated based upon the criteria published in the Funding Opportunity Announcement located on the following website address: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/grants_fysb.html. Organizations with experience in providing services to homeless youth are given priority.