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Happy Pride Month!

Pride Month is both a celebration of the voices, experiences, and achievements of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) community, as well as a time to reflect on the struggles and suffering the community has endured. The event that inspired the Pride parades we know now took [...]

Recovery Must Not Leave Young Adults Behind

On May 20, the National Network for Youth (NN4Y) was proud to partner with the American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) congressional briefing, Recovery Must Not Leave Young Adults Behind. As Congress considers legislation to spark economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress must listen to the lived experiences of [...]

$800 million to identify and provide wraparound services to children and youth experiencing homelessness

Today, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) has announced the availability of $800 million to identify and provide wraparound services to children and youth experiencing homelessness. With $200 million being made immediately available to states and the remaining $600 million being available as soon as June. This is funding that, with the [...]

Provider Update: Unaccompanied Children (UC) Program

Provider participation and general capacity for other support services in the Unaccompanied Children (UC) program We wanted to share new information from the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) if you are interested in housing these young people, complete this survey. Organizations eligible to expand licensed beds for unaccompanied minors include:   [...]

Community Project Funding: The Return of Earmarks to Congress

In February 2021, House Appropriations Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) announced the House Democratic Appropriations Committee would restore earmarks and rebrand them as “Community Project Funding.” This gives lawmakers a greater ability to direct money to specific projects.  Specifically, this creates new congressional influence over the spending of $1.4 trillion [...]

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