Announcement of the Award of a Single-Source Expansion Supplement Grant to the National Runaway Switchboard, 4034 [2016-01339]

Download as PDF 4034 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 15 / Monday, January 25, 2016 / Notices systems of support that respond to the needs of the transgender youth, pinpointing the gaps in services, and better understanding the needs of transgender youth served by Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) agencies. Specifically, this supplemental award will support the review of findings on the systematic review of the literature conducted as part of the 3/40 BLUEPRINT to identify factors that facilitate positive outcomes for transgender youth in stable housing, education and employment, permanent connections, and well-being interventions that may facilitate positive outcomes for transgender RHY. Statutory Authority: Runaway and Homeless Youth Act, 42 U.S.C. 5701–5752, as most recently amended by the Reconnecting Homeless Youth Act, of 2008, Pub. L. 110–378 on October 8, 2008. Under Section 343, the Secretary may make grants to carry out research, evaluation, demonstration, and service projects regarding activities under this title designed to increase knowledge concerning, and to improve services for, runaway youth and homeless youth with a concentration on Transitional Living Programs. Christopher Beach, Senior Grants Policy Specialist, Division of Grants Policy, Office of Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–01332 Filed 1–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4182–33–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Announcement of the Award of a Single-Source Expansion Supplement Grant to the National Runaway Switchboard Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), ACYF, ACF, DHHS. ACTION: Notice of the award of a singlesource expansion supplement grant to the National Runaway Switchboard to support the translation of ‘‘Let’s Talk Curriculum’’ into Spanish and disseminate it to culturally appropriate prevention resources to expand outreach to Latino youth and their families. AGENCY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), Division of Adolescent Development and Support (DADS), announces the award of a single-source expansion supplement grant of $34,000 to the National Runaway Switchboard to support asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:09 Jan 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 research and the translation of ‘‘Let’s Talk Curriculum’’ into Spanish and disseminate it to culturally appropriate prevention resources to expand outreach to Latino youth and their families. DATES: The award will support activities from September 29, 2015 through September 29, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Holloway, Central Office Program Manager, Runaway and Homeless Youth Program, Division of Adolescent Development and Support, Family and Youth Services Bureau, 330 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20201; Telephone: 202–205–9560; Email: Christopher.Holloway@acf.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Runaway Safeline, operated by the National Runaway Switchboard, serves as the federally-designated national communication system for homeless and runaway youth. Through hotline and online services, the National Runaway Switchboard provides crisis intervention, referrals to local resources, and education and prevention services to runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth, their families, and communities 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year, in a neutral and confidential manner. Beyond its mission, the National Runaway Switchboard is committed to elevate the dialogue about runaway and homeless youth issues to ensure everyone understands the importance of supporting vulnerable youth, the programs that serve them, and the value of disseminating prevention materials to increase skills and competencies among at-risk youth. The expansion supplement award will allow the National Runaway Switchboard to: • Conduct research to increase public education on issues impacting at-risk, runaway, and homeless youth and to disseminate data about the need to support youth-serving programs in communities nationwide. • Translate the ‘‘Let’s Talk Curriculum’’ into a Spanish version and disseminate it to culturally appropriate prevention resources to expand outreach to Latino youth and their families. The National Runaway Switchboard will conduct the research to analyze their data and utilize the research findings to enhance prevention programs, improve technical support, and reach out to diverse media outlets to increase public knowledge on these issues. More important, the research information will assist youth-serving organizations in explaining the need for their services. Often, local stakeholders PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 do not understand the importance of providing services and programs to runaway and homeless youth because they are not aware of the impact of these issues. When a youth runs away, the impact is felt throughout an entire community. By learning about the causes, short-term, and long-term effects of runaway and homeless behaviors, communities can move away from stereotypes and provide the resources and connections needed for vulnerable youth. The research and Spanish translation services are crucial projects that support the Switchboard’s efforts, and FYSB’s commitment, to provide resources to runaway and homeless youth, underserved communities, and those who support these vulnerable populations. Statutory Authority: Section 331 of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act, as amended by the Reconnecting Homeless Youth Act of 2008, Public Law 110–378, authorizes the award of grants for the National Communication System for Runaway and Homeless Youth (42 U.S.C. 5714–11). CFDA Number: 93.550. Christopher Beach, Senior Grants Policy Specialist, Office of Administration, Division of Grants Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–01339 Filed 1–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–33–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Announcement of the Award a SingleSource Program Expansion Supplement Grant to BCFS Health and Human Services in San Antonio, TX Office of Refugee Resettlement, ACF, HHS. ACTION: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), announces the award of a single-source program expansion supplement grant to BCFS Health and Human Services (BCFS) in San Antonio, TX, under the Unaccompanied Children’s (UC) Program to support home study services. AGENCY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), announces the award of a single-source program expansion supplement grant for $500,000. The expansion supplement grant will support the need to increase home study capacity to expedite SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25JAN1.SGM 25JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Announcement of the Award of a Single-Source Expansion Supplement 
Grant to the National Runaway Switchboard

AGENCY: Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), ACYF, ACF, DHHS.

ACTION: Notice of the award of a single-source expansion supplement 
grant to the National Runaway Switchboard to support the translation of 
``Let's Talk Curriculum'' into Spanish and disseminate it to culturally 
appropriate prevention resources to expand outreach to Latino youth and 
their families.

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SUMMARY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), 
Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Family and Youth 
Services Bureau (FYSB), Division of Adolescent Development and Support 
(DADS), announces the award of a single-source expansion supplement 
grant of $34,000 to the National Runaway Switchboard to support 
research and the translation of ``Let's Talk Curriculum'' into Spanish 
and disseminate it to culturally appropriate prevention resources to 
expand outreach to Latino youth and their families.

DATES: The award will support activities from September 29, 2015 
through September 29, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Holloway, Central Office 
Program Manager, Runaway and Homeless Youth Program, Division of 
Adolescent Development and Support, Family and Youth Services Bureau, 
330 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20201; Telephone: 202-205-9560; Email: 
Christopher.Holloway@acf.hhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Runaway Safeline, operated by 
the National Runaway Switchboard, serves as the federally-designated 
national communication system for homeless and runaway youth. Through 
hotline and online services, the National Runaway Switchboard provides 
crisis intervention, referrals to local resources, and education and 
prevention services to runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth, their 
families, and communities 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of 
the year, in a neutral and confidential manner. Beyond its mission, the 
National Runaway Switchboard is committed to elevate the dialogue about 
runaway and homeless youth issues to ensure everyone understands the 
importance of supporting vulnerable youth, the programs that serve 
them, and the value of disseminating prevention materials to increase 
skills and competencies among at-risk youth.
    The expansion supplement award will allow the National Runaway 
Switchboard to:
     Conduct research to increase public education on issues 
impacting at-risk, runaway, and homeless youth and to disseminate data 
about the need to support youth-serving programs in communities 
nationwide.
     Translate the ``Let's Talk Curriculum'' into a Spanish 
version and disseminate it to culturally appropriate prevention 
resources to expand outreach to Latino youth and their families.
    The National Runaway Switchboard will conduct the research to 
analyze their data and utilize the research findings to enhance 
prevention programs, improve technical support, and reach out to 
diverse media outlets to increase public knowledge on these issues. 
More important, the research information will assist youth-serving 
organizations in explaining the need for their services. Often, local 
stakeholders do not understand the importance of providing services and 
programs to runaway and homeless youth because they are not aware of 
the impact of these issues. When a youth runs away, the impact is felt 
throughout an entire community. By learning about the causes, short-
term, and long-term effects of runaway and homeless behaviors, 
communities can move away from stereotypes and provide the resources 
and connections needed for vulnerable youth.
    The research and Spanish translation services are crucial projects 
that support the Switchboard's efforts, and FYSB's commitment, to 
provide resources to runaway and homeless youth, underserved 
communities, and those who support these vulnerable populations.
    Statutory Authority: Section 331 of the Runaway and Homeless Youth 
Act, as amended by the Reconnecting Homeless Youth Act of 2008, Public 
Law 110-378, authorizes the award of grants for the National 
Communication System for Runaway and Homeless Youth (42 U.S.C. 5714-
11).
    CFDA Number: 93.550.

Christopher Beach,
Senior Grants Policy Specialist, Office of Administration, Division of 
Grants Policy.
[FR Doc. 2016-01339 Filed 1-22-16; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-33-P