Gearing Up for Grants

There are many different types of funding opportunities available.  A few of the most common - and sometimes most critical - include those from the Family and Youth Services Bureau's (FYSB) runaway and homeless youth (RHY), such as Basic Center Program (BCP), Street Outreach Program (SOP), Transitional Living Program (TLP) / Maternity Group Home (MGH).  Generally, there is a limited number of RHY program grants available and because of this, grant season can be a scary time for youth service organizations. National Safe Place Network understands how important funding is and how stressful preparing a proposal can be.  We're ready to support you and help make the process easier.

The Network has launched an annual Gearing Up for Grants email series.  This series includes tips on getting prepared, writing grant proposals, understanding the review process, and handling the stress once your proposal has been submitted. Feel free to check out past emails below. If you'd like to receive future Gearing Up for Grants emails, feel free to subscribe to receive communications from the Network at

Series One

Series Two

Series Three

Series Four

In addition to Gearing Up for Grants, the Network offers grant writing technical support and proposal review to NSPN members with the Organizational Development package.  These benefits are not limited to RHY program funding proposals; NSPN offers these benefits on all funding proposals.  Visit the NSPN Membership Organizational Development page to learn more. If you're ready to join NSPN, please visit  If you're a current member and would like to add this package to your current membership, please contact your membership team at [email protected].