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Department of Health and Human Services – Administration for Children & Families (ACYF) Attention organizations and communities working to end youth homelessness, adolescent pregnancy, and domestic violence! The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) and Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB)’s Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Program is accepting applications for the basic center program (BCP), which will provide temporary shelter and counseling services to youth who have left home without the permission of parents or guardians, have been forced to leave home, or homeless youth who might otherwise end up in law enforcement custody or child welfare or juvenile justice systems. This program was created in response to a growing concern for youth in need of long-term, supportive assistance that emergency shelter programs were not equipped to provide.

Department of Health and Human Services – Administration for Children & Families (ACYF) Attention organizations and communities working to end youth homelessness, adolescent pregnancy, and domestic violence! The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) and Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB)’s Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Program is accepting applications for the transitional living program (TLP) and maternity group home (MGH) program, which will provide safe, stable and appropriate housing for youth ages 16 to under 22 years of age and their young families who are experiencing homelessness. This program was created in response to growing concern for youth in need of long-term, supportive assistance that emergency shelter programs were not equipped to provide.

U.S. Department of Justice – Office of Justice Programs and Bureau of Justice Assistance Calling all law enforcement and mental health agencies! The Department of Justice (DOJ) – Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and Office of Justice Programs (OJP) has a great opportunity for eligible organizations to prepare, create, or expand comprehensive plans to implement justice and mental health collaboration programs. Funded programs will support preliminarily qualified individuals and promote public safety and public health for individuals with mental health disorders (MDHs) or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders (MHSUDs) who have come in contact with the criminal justice system or are leaving a custodial setting. Preliminary application materials (SF-424 and SF-LLL) are due to Grants.gov on May 27, 2022; with full submission in JustGrants by June 1, 2022

Is your agency looking to apply for grant funding through the Street Outreach Program (SOP)? The Department of Health and Human Services, through the Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), has announced $6,970,597 for 47 awards in the SOP Grants competition. SOP is one of four programs within the Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Grants. The other three, which include Basic Center Program, Transitional Living Program, and Maternity Group Home, are forecasted to release this spring.

United States Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Marketing Service Calling all states, schools, and local food producers! This great opportunity from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) seeks to strengthen local and regional food systems by supplying schools with local, fresh and nutritious food. The Local Food for Schools Cooperative Agreement Program (LFS) will establish cooperative agreements with state governments for the purpose of supporting local, regional, small, and socially disadvantaged farmers and producers through food purchasing. Applications for this program are due June 17, 2022.

United States Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Marketing Service Is your organization part of a local or regional food system? Is your organization in the business of creating efficient partnerships to address needs within local food systems? If you answered yes to either question, then check out this great opportunity from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Regional Food System Partnership (RFSP) grants support partnerships that connect public and private resources to plan and develop local or regional food systems. Applications for this program are due May 16, 2022.

National Endowment for the Humanities – Division of Preservation and Access Does your institution or humanities-related organization preserve and establish access to humanities collections? Thousands of libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations across the country maintain important collections of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art and material culture, electronic records, and digital objects. Preserving and making accessible such large and diverse holdings is an enormous challenge, making the need for knowledgeable staff significant and ongoing. Awards help the staff of cultural institutions, large and small, obtain the knowledge and skills they need to serve as effective stewards of humanities collections.

Department of Justice – Office on Violence Against Women Does your organization work with victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking? The Department of Justice (DOJ) is accepting proposals for its Grants for rural domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking (DVSA) programs through the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), a component of the DOJ. The overall goals of the program are to support efforts to enhance the safety of rural victims of DVSA, and support projects uniquely designed to address and prevent crimes in rural areas. OVW is especially seeking organizations that serve culturally specific organizations to advance racial equity and strengthen efforts to prevent sexual assault including victim services and civil and criminal justice responses.

Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey (KCFAA) was recently awarded a $39,593 grant from Jackson County COMBAT Violence Prevention. Funding will be utilized to support KCFAA’s signature program, which uses the arts coupled with an intensive personal development curriculum framework that includes the Oakland Men’s Project “How to Stop the Violence That Tears Our Lives Apart” curriculum, and creative writing classes.