TAKE ACTION - CONTACT YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS Stopgap Funding Bill Passes - Will Keep Federal Government Funded to December 11th Today, the Senate passed a bipartisan stopgap funding bill that will keep the federal government funded through December 11th. This bill is a short-term funding fix that extended [...]
The Emergency Family Stabilization Act, S. 3923, was introduced on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 by Senator Murkowski (R-AK), Senator Manchin (D-WV), and Senator Sinema (D-AZ). Even before the pandemic struck, child, youth, and family homelessness was prevalent across the country. We are grateful to these U.S. Senators for taking [...]
Congress has just passed the FY2020 budget and is on it way to the President’s desk to be signed. The budget includes increased funding for programs serving young people who are at-risk of and are experiencing homelessness. Below is a summary of funding and final report and statutory language [...]
Take Action: Ask Your U.S. Representative to Cosponsor The Homeless Children and Youth Act (H.R. 2001) Encourage your U.S. House Representative to support and cosponsor the Homeless Children and Youth Act (H.R. 2001). Currently, the definition of "homeless" used by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is [...]
March 16, 2017 President Trump released the outline of his proposed budget for the 2018 federal fiscal year (FY18) that begins in October. This ‘skinny budget’ will be followed with more details later this Spring, but already includes information that impacts youth and young adult homelessness programs. This ‘skinny budget’ [...]
Thank you to everyone that reached out to their U.S. Senators! The Senate Dear Colleague letter was signed by 21 U.S. Senators and asked Senate Appropriators for funding beyond what the President requested in his FY 2015 budget for RHYA and EHCY.
The House and Senate are setting funding levels for federal spending levels for FY 2015 and we need your help! The House has a bipartisan Dear Colleague letter circulating that is asking Members of the U.S. House of Representatives to sign a letter to the House Appropriations Committee.
On December 20, 2013 the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee released a draft proposal to prevent child sex trafficking and improve the lives of youth in foster care. The committee accepted comments from the public and the National Network for Youth submitted a letter to the committee.
Did you not receive either a SOP or BCP grant this last round and score 95 or higher? Was there a page number problem or other electronic/technical problem that affected your chances of receiving a grant? Is there now neither a BCP or SOP grant in your area as a result? Did you have some other issue with your grant application?
Are You Part of Your Local HUD Continuum of Care (CoC)? As we look at the fiscal realities, we want to help you pull in more diverse pots of federal money to serve runaway and homeless youth. To this end, many programs receive HUD funding and many of you do not receive HUD funding. You may already be part of your local Continuum of Care (CoC) or you may not be. We are going to be working with you and HUD to elevate the evidence-based practices of the homeless youth continuum of care; which is distinct from adult programs.