Basic Center Program Funding Opportunity Announcement Available

National Safe Place Network (NSPN) is pleased to share the release of the 2022 Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Basic Center Program (BCP) funding opportunity announcement (FOA). All applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. EDT on June 27, 2022. This funding opportunity is for a 36-month project period with three 12-month budget cycles. 

The BCP provides temporary shelter and counseling services to youth who have left home without permission of their parents or guardians, have been forced to leave home, or other homeless youth who might otherwise end up in the law enforcement or in the child welfare, mental health, or juvenile justice systems. BCPs work to establish or strengthen community-based programs that meet the immediate needs of runaway and homeless youth and their families. BCPs provide youth under 18 years of age with emergency shelter, food, clothing, counseling and referrals for health care. BCPs can provide up to 21 days of shelter for youth and seeks to reunite young people with their families, whenever possible, or to locate appropriate alternative placements.  Additional services may 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 diseases.

Funding opportunity number: HHS-2022-ACF-ACYF-CY-0069
Estimated amount available: $13,440,716
Estimated number of awards: 68
Application due date: June 27, 2022

Click here to access the BCP FOA.

NSPN is here to help.

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.

The cost for NSPN members to secure grant support services for the 2022 membership year are:

  • First grant proposal: $1,200
  • Second grant proposal: $1,000
  • Third grant proposal: $800

Please note: All grant support services must be accessed within the current membership year. 

Grant support services are available exclusively to all NSPN organizational members. Members utilizing grant support services will have access to:

  • Recorded webinars breaking down details of each FOA. The webinar series will be posted to The Destination for Online Training (DOT) on Tuesday, May 10th. 
  • Weekly support calls with a nationally-recognized grants professional and other NSPN members to address questions or responses regarding the FOA. Weekly support calls will begin on Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. EDT. Call-in information will be available on the NSPN Support Center
  • 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.
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