The Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) at the Administration on Children and Families at HHS has announced the Fiscal Year 2020 Grant Awards for the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA): Basic Center Program Street Outreach Program Congratulations to all those grantees who received funding! If you are [...]
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 [...]
Last week, Americans went to the polls to vote in the 2018 Midterm Elections. All of the 435 House of Representatives seats were up for reelection, and 35 of the 100 Senate seats (which included 1 special election). In addition, there were a number of key state races. The Democrats [...]
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.
Thank you to everyone that reached out to their U.S. House Representatives! The Dear Colleague letter has been finalized and 27 members of the U.S. House of Representatives signed a letter that asks Congress for sufficient funding for RHYA and EHCY programs!
The U.S. House and Senate are setting federal spending levels for FY 2015 and we need your help! Reach out to your U.S. Senators today.