Basic Center Program – Grants for Community-Based Programs Servicing Runaway and Homeless Youth

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Subject: Homeless Youth, Runaways, Safety, Youth Welfare
Deadline: Apr. 10, 2015

The purpose of the Basic Center Program (BCP) is to provide an alternative for runaway and homeless youth who might otherwise end up with law enforcement or in the child welfare, mental health, or juvenile justice systems. The BCP works to establish or strengthen community-based programs that meet the immediate needs of runaway and homeless youth and their families. The programs provide youth up to age 18 years with emergency shelter, food, clothing, counseling and referrals for health care. Most basic centers can provide 21 days of shelter for up to 20 youth at a time. There are exceptions for jurisdictions that have different standards for licensing. Basic Centers seek to reunite young people with their families, whenever possible, or to locate appropriate alternative placements. Services will include: street-based services; home-based services for families with youth at risk of separation from the family; drug abuse education and prevention services; and at the request of runaway and homeless youth, testing for sexually transmitted infections.

Funder: Administration for Children & Families - Family and Youth Services Bureau
Eligibility: Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, private institutions of higher education, public and state controlled institutions of higher education, special district governments, city or township governments, county governments, state governments, Native American tribal governments (federally recognized), Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments), public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
Amount: $50,000 - $200,000
Contact: Link.