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National Safe Place Network Announces 2021 Award Recipients

[Louisville, KY] - National Safe Place Network (NSPN) recognized several individuals, organizations, and businesses during its 2021 national awards ceremony on Wednesday, July 28 at Focus 2021 held at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“We are honored to celebrate youth service professionals, volunteers, advocates, and community partners who have made a positive difference in the lives of youth and families,” said Laurie Jackson, President/CEO of NSPN. “The 2021 NSPN Award recipients have contributed their time, money, expertise, and voices to ensure youth safety and for that, we are grateful.”

NSPN is proud to recognize the following 2021 NSPN Award winners:

  • Community Involvement Award – Terrible Herbst
  • Culture of Respect Award – Dr. Frank McAlpin
  • Executive Leadership Award – Susan Frankel, National Runaway Safeline
  • Helping Hands Volunteer Award – Anne and Dan Henriksen, 360 Youth Services
  • HEREOS for Youth Award – Dr. Diane Tanaka, Children’s Hospital L.A.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award – Mark Wolf and Susan Harmon, formerly of National Safe Place Network
  • Model Program Award – “Value You” Campaign, Bellefaire JCB
  • Safe Place® Coordinator of the Year Award – Hanna Tacha, Youth Services Tulsa
  • Youth in Action Award – National Youth Advisory Board, National Network for Youth
  • Together We Can Award – David Mount, Seton Youth Shelters
  • Essential Voice Award – Mark Horvath, Invisible People

Congratulations once again to all of the 2021 NSPN award winners!

 

A Guide to Gender Identity Terms

(Image courtesy of Human Rights Campaign; www.hrc.org)

In recognition of Pride Month, NPR and GLAAD have released “A Guide to Gender Identity Terms”. This glossary is not exhaustive but is intended to promote courtesy and acceptance. In addition to the glossary, there is also a Q&A on the importance of proper pronoun usage. 

Access the guide here.
 

Runaway and Homeless Youth Street Outreach Program Funding Opportunity Announcement Available

National Safe Place Network (NSPN) is pleased to share the release of the 2021 Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Street Outreach Program (SOP) funding opportunity announcement (FOA). All applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. EDT on June 21, 2021. This funding opportunity is for a 36-month project period with three 12-month budget cycles. 

The Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families' Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) announces the availability of funds under the Street Outreach Program. The purpose of the SOP is to provide street-based services to runaway, homeless, and street youth who have been subjected to or are at risk of being subjected to sexual abuse, prostitution, sexual exploitation, and severe forms of human trafficking in persons. These services, targeted in areas where street youth congregate, are designed to assist such youth in making healthy choices and providing them access to shelter as well as basic needs, including food, hygiene packages and information on a range of available services.

Funding opportunity number: HHS-2021-ACF-ACYF-YO-1926
Application due date: June 21, 2021
Read the SOP FOA here: https://ami.grantsolutions.gov/index.cfm?switch=foa&fon=HHS-2021-ACF-ACYF-YO-1926

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Grant support services are available exclusively to all NSPN organizational members. If you are a member and would like to access this service, please click here.

 

Runaway and Homeless Youth Basic Center Program Funding Opportunity Announcement Available

National Safe Place Network (NSPN) is pleased to share the release of the 2021 Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Basic Center Program (BCP) funding opportunity announcement (FOA). All applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. EDT on June 21, 2021. This funding opportunity is for a 36-month project period with three 12-month budget cycles. 

The Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families' Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) announces the availability of funds under the BCP. The purpose of BCP is to provide emergency shelter and counseling services to youth who have left home without permission of their parents or guardians, have been forced to leave home, or other homeless youth who might otherwise end up in the law enforcement or in the child welfare, mental health, or juvenile justice systems.

BCPs work to establish or strengthen community-based programs that meet the immediate needs of runaway and homeless youth and their families. BCPs provide youth under 18 years of age with emergency shelter, food, clothing, counseling and referrals for health care. BCPs can provide up to 21 days of shelter for youth and seeks to reunite young people with their families, whenever possible, or to locate appropriate alternative placements.  Additional services may include: street-based services; home-based services for families with youth at risk of separation from the family; drug abuse education and prevention services; and at the request of runaway and homeless youth, testing for sexually transmitted diseases.

Funding opportunity number: HHS-2021-ACF-ACYF-CY-1923
Application due date: June 21, 2021
Read the BCP FOA here: https://ami.grantsolutions.gov/HHS-2021-ACF-ACYF-CY-1923

Your Network is Here to Help

Grant support services are available exclusively to all NSPN organizational members. If you are a member and would like to access this service, please click here.

 

Runaway and Homeless Youth Transitional Living Program Funding Opportunity Announcement Available

National Safe Place Network (NSPN) is pleased to share the release of the 2021 Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Transitional Living Program (TLP) funding opportunity announcement (FOA). All applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. EDT on June 28, 2021. This funding opportunity is for a 36-month project period with three 12-month budget cycles. 

The Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families' Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) announces the availability of funds under the TLP. The Purpose of FYSB’s TLP grant program is to implement, enhance, and/or support effective strategies for successful transition to sustainable living for runaway and homeless youth ages 16 to under 22 and/or pregnant and parenting youth ages 16 to under 22 and their dependent child(ren). Projects must provide safe, stable, and appropriate shelter for up to 18 months and, under extenuating circumstances, can be extended to 21 months and provide comprehensive services that support the transition of homeless youth to self-sufficiency and stable, independent living. Through the provision of shelter and an array of comprehensive services, TLP youth will realize improvements in four core outcome areas (i.e., safe and stable housing, education/employment, permanent connections, and social and emotional well-being). 

Funding opportunity number: HHS-2021-ACF-ACYF-CX-1905
Application due date: June 28, 2021
Read the TLP FOA here: https://ami.grantsolutions.gov/index.cfm?switch=foa&fon=HHS-2021-ACF-ACYF-CX-1905

Your Network is Here to Help

Grant support services are available exclusively to all NSPN organizational members. If you are a member and would like to access this service, please click here.

 
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