Subject: Youth Welfare, Homeless/Runaway Youth, Community Development, Safety
Deadline: June 9, 2017
"Today, in communities across the country, young people are living on the streets after running from or being asked to leave homes characterized by abuse, neglect, or parental drug and alcohol abuse. Once on the streets, such youth are at risk of being sexually exploited or abused by adults for pleasure or profit. In addition, youth may engage in shoplifting, survival sex, or drug dealing in order to provide for their basic needs. Since 1996, Street Outreach Program (SOP) has been aiding this population by funding grantees to provide 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, sexual exploitation, and severe forms of trafficking in persons. These services, which are provided in areas where street youth congregate, are designed to assist such youth in making healthy choices and providing them access to shelter such services would include: Outreach, Gateway services, Assessment, Harm reduction, Access to emergency shelter, Crisis stabilization, Continuum service linkages, Aftercare, Follow-up, Drop-In-Center (optional services)."
Funder: Administration for Children & Families
Eligibility: Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities, public and state controlled institutions of higher education, independent school districts, special district governments, city or township governments, county governments, state governments, Native American tribal governments (federally recognized), others.
Amount: $90,000 - $200,000