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Youth Homelessness: Funding Currently Available; NAEH Launches Campaign to Increase RHYA Funding


Runaway and Homeless Youth Grants Available

Applications for Runaway and Homeless Youth grants totaling $2.1 million are now available through the Family and Youth Services Bureau within the Administration for Children and Families at the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services(HHS). Funding is available for approximately 21 awards, within:

  • The Street Outreach Program, which provides funds for outreach services designed to build relationships between grantee staff and runaway, homeless, and street youth.
  • The Basic Center Program, which provides an alternative for runaway and homeless youth who might otherwise end up in the child welfare, mental health, or juvenile justice systems. The programs provide youth up to age 18 with emergency shelter, food, clothing, counseling, and referrals for health care.

To Learn More:
Street Outreach Program Application
Basic Center Program Application

NAEH Launches Campaign to Increase Runaway and Homeless Youth Act FY 2012 Funding

The National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) has launched its Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA) Appropriations Campaign, urging increased funding to $135 million for RHYA programs in fiscal year (FY) 2012.

With increased funding, communities will be able to better address youth homelessness through increasingly efficient and effective programs; and throughbetter use of data, which will inform interventions and evaluate outcomes.

NAEH has created a web page that will be frequently updated with new information and resources. Current resources include:

To Learn More:
RHYA Appropriations Campaign Page


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