Runaway and Homeless Youth Program Grant Opportunities Available

National Safe Place Network (NSPN) is pleased to share the release of the 2022 Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Program funding opportunity announcements (FOA) from the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB). To learn more about available funding, please review the notice of funding availability (NOFA) for each RHY program below. 

Grant Support Services Available

NSPN offers professional grant preparation consultation and review services to support your efforts every step of the way – from reviewing the funding opportunity announcement to understanding the reviewer comments after decision have been made by the funder. 

The grant support services specific to federal-funding for runaway and homeless youth (RHY) programs offered by the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) include:
  • Access to the Gearing up for Grants Toolkit (Access this resource now on the NSPN Support Center)
  • Recorded webinars breaking down details of each funding opportunity announcement
  • Weekly support calls with a nationally recognized grants professional and other NSPN members to address questions or responses regarding the funding opportunity announcement
  • Unlimited individual consultation for you and your development team regarding your application
  • Professional review of your completed draft and, when time permits, based on submission deadline, a second review upon completion of edits
  • Consultation regarding the comments you receive post-funding announcement

NSPN understands how important it is for organizations to spend their dollars wisely. NSPN's grant support services are not only affordable, more support is included than the average review service.

Click here to learn more and access services.

Save the Date for Ideas into Action 2022

Ideas into Action 2022 is a virtual convene will be held Thursday, September 15, 2022, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. EDT.

Ideas into Action differs from a traditional conference or web-based presentation. NSPN created this one-day event in response to the need for solutions to ongoing challenges in communities and work voiced by NPSN affiliates. This event is designed to provide thought leaders the opportunity to listen, discuss, and plan for change around important topics affecting youth. Ideas into Action is ideal for someone wishing to create action to make change and not just hear more about the problem.

Learn more about Ideas into Action 2022 here.

The Spring Session of the 2022 Emerging Leaders Institute is Sold Out

The Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI) is an interactive, web-based, six-week event for emerging leaders of youth and family service organizations to focus on the skills needed to support ongoing success. ELI sessions are facilitated by experienced leaders who will assist participants in supportive and engaging ways. The spring session is sold out; however, there are seats available for the fall session. Sessions are held on Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET. The Spring session begins April 13th and is held weekly through May 18, 2022. A Fall session will begin October 12th and meet weekly through November 16, 2022.  

ELI offers online activities and learning sessions, small group discussions, peer networking, and individual coaching. Click here for more information on ELI.

Will you Support their Journey to Safety?

Right now, in your community, there are youth, like Amaya, who desperately need your help accessing safety. Prior to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), Safe Place® provided a safety net for youth who were dealing with bullying, suicidal thoughts, homelessness, abuse, and neglect. Today, due to COVID-19, families are experiencing intensified containment measures and children are at a heightened risk of abuse, neglect, exploitation, and domestic violence. Situations like this can easily leave a young person needing someone to talk to – or a young person needing a safe place to go. There are many young people who have sought out safety from Safe Place. You can read about their “Journey to Safety” here. Your monetary contribution will help provide access to safety for youth in your community. Are you willing to help?

NSPN Partners for "Youth in Focus" Collaborative

NSPN is honored to be part of Youth in Focus, a collaborative aimed at changing the way adults fundamentally understand and relate to young people. Youth development experts will lead practical, brain-based trainings designed for social workers, educators, law enforcement, child welfare workers, parents, and guardians all over the U.S. and Canada. Learn more here!


Opportunities to Connect

NSPN's community forum is available to NSPN members, licensed Safe Place® partners, and Safe Place® Ambassadors. Log in to NSPN Connect now to discuss topics of interest, share resources, and connect to access a strong network of support or find directions on how to use the forum at


NSPN Offering Internship Opportunities

NSPN accepts resumes for internship positions! You're invited to apply for an internship with Safe Place, a community-based program providing a safety-net for all youth in crisis, and NSPN Membership, the leading membership association of youth and family service organizations with 40 years of training and technical assistance excellence. Learn more at

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