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Transitional Living Program (TLP)

Grants to USA Nonprofit Entities to Provide Transitional
Housing and Supportive Services for Homeless Youth

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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:

07/01/19 4:30 PM ET Receipt of Paper Applications; 11:59 PM ET Electronic Receipt


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Grants to USA private and public nonprofit entities including IHEs, and faith-based and community organizations for transitional housing and related supportive services for homeless youth and young adults ages 16 to 22. Required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to provide safety, permanency, well-being and self-sufficiency for runaway and homeless youth and young adults who cannot live safely with a parent, legal guardian, or relative, and who have no other safe, alternative living arrangement.

FYSB's RHY Program promotes a strengths-based approach, which emphasizes youth’s self-determination and strengths, and provides a meaningful framework to consistently support youth in identifying strengths and using those skills towards personal growth, development and success. This Positive Youth Development (PYD) framework is essential to ensure a young person has a sense of safety and structure; belonging and membership; self-worth and social contribution; independence and control over one’s life; skills to develop plans for the future and set goals; and closeness in interpersonal relationships. Lastly, the RHY Program promotes increasing youth leadership capacity through intentional projects and activities designed to enhance this skill set.

FYSB continues to support projects to increase human trafficking (sex and labor) prevention and intervention within RHY programs. These ongoing efforts seek to minimize sexual exploitation and trafficking incidents among runaway and homeless youth, equip programs with the necessary tools to prevent these incidents, and identify youth who are victims of trafficking or those at risk of becoming victims.

Pursuant to section 322(a) of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA), projects must, “...establish, strengthen, or fund a transitional living youth project for homeless youth,” and, “…develop an adequate plan to ensure proper referral of homeless youth to social service, law enforcement, educational (including post-secondary education), vocational, training (including services and programs for youth available under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (or most recently, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Pub. L 113-128)), welfare (including programs under the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996), legal service, and health care programs and to help integrate and coordinate such services for youths.”

Project Goal and Vision:

- Goal: The primary goal of the TLP is to help runaway and homeless youth between the ages of 16 to under 22 establish sustainable living and well-being for themselves and, if applicable, their dependent child(ren).
- Vision: Successfully transition youth experiencing homelessness into adulthood through the promotion of self-sufficient living and the prevention of long-term dependency on social services.

Project Requirements:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 136742

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Award Ceiling: $250,000 Per Budget Period
Award Floor: $100,000 Per Budget Period
Average Projected Award Amount: $100,000 Per Budget Period

Term of Contract:

Anticipated Project Start Date: 09/30/2019

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


  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Domestic public or private and non-profit entities
  • Independent school districts
  • Indian housing authorities
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • 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
  • Public housing authorities
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • Special district governments
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Secretary is authorized to make grants and to provide technical assistance to public and nonprofit private entities and coordinate networks of such entities to establish and operate transitional living youth projects for homeless youth. For profit organizations are not eligible. Private institutions of higher education must be nonprofit entities.

In selecting eligible applicants to receive grants under this FOA, priority will be given to applicants who have experience in providing shelter and services to homeless youth as required by the RHYA.

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.

Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement.

Funding Restrictions:

Pre-Application Information:

Due Date for Applications: 07/01/2019

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

How to Register and Apply through
Read the following instructions about registering to apply for ACF funds. Applicants should read the registration instructions carefully and prepare the information requested before beginning the registration process. Reviewing and assembling the required information before beginning the registration process will alleviate last-minute searches for required information.

The registration process can take up to four weeks to complete. Therefore, registration should be done in sufficient time to ensure it does not impact your ability to meet required application submission deadlines.

Organization applicants can find complete instructions here:

Obtain a DUNS Number: All entities applying for funding, including renewal funding, must have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number from Dun & Bradstreet (D&B). Applicants must enter the DUNS number in the data entry field labeled "Organizations DUNS" on the SF-424 form.

For more detailed instructions for obtaining a DUNS number, refer to:

Register with SAM: In addition to having a DUNS number, organizations applying online through must register with the System for Award Management (SAM). All organizations must register with SAM in order to apply online. Failure to register with SAM will prevent your organization from applying through

For more detailed instructions for registering with SAM, refer to:

Grantees are required to meet a non-federal share of the project cost, in accordance with 383 of the RHY ACT, 34 U.S.C. 11274. Grantees 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 applicants are encouraged to meet their match requirements through cash contributions.

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

Submission By Mail and Hand Delivery:

FYSB Operations
c/o F2 Solutions
Attn: Transitional Living Program FOA
1401 Mercantile Lane
Suite 401
Largo, MD 20774

Program Office Contact

Angie Webley
Administration for Children and Families
Administration on Children, Youth and Families
Family and Youth Services Bureau, Headquarters
330 C Street, SW.
Switzer Building, Third Floor, Room 3617B
Washington, DC 20201
Phone: (202) 401-5490

Office of Grants Management Contact

Katrina Morgan
Administration for Children and Families
Office of Grants Management
330 C Street, SW.
Switzer Building, Third Floor, Room 3204
Washington, DC 20201

Phone: (202) 401-5127

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