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Runaway and homeless youth capacity building for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or questioning youth populations grant

August 09, 2013

The Administration for Children & Families has a new grant announcement out that Network faithful will want to check out.

The purpose of this grant is to build capacity of Transitional Living Programs (TLPs) to serve youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) who are experiencing homelessness and who are disproportionately affected by homelessness than their heterosexual counterparts. Through this demonstration grant, FYSB is solidifying its commitment to improving access to culturally and linguistically appropriate services for LGBTQ homeless youth.  The intent of this targeted 3-year cooperative agreement is to support the development or strengthen efforts for addressing the needs of LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness.  Efforts may include identifying innovative LGBTQ specific intervention strategies, determining culturally appropriate screening and assessment tools, learning of services and systems of support that respond to the needs of the LGBTQ youth, pinpointing the gaps in services, and better understanding the needs of LGBTQ youth served by RHY agencies.

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