Runaway and Homeless Youth Capacity Building for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and/or Questioning Youth Populations
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. The successful applicant will be expected to: Establish an Advisory Committee, Enhance the community building process, Attend the annual RHY training conference, Conduct a comprehensive literature review, Conduct a needs assessment, Identify experts and resources, and evidence-based or promising practices/interventions for LGBTQ homeless youth, Identify reliable and valid screening and assessment tools for this population, Identify research and critical issues, gaps in services, and training needs, Provide recommendations and develop strategies to address the unique needs of homeless LGBTQ youth, and Develop a dissemination plan and develop products (e.g., findings brief, resource manual, fact sheets) for disseminating key findings and lessons learned to various stakeholder audiences. Read full announcement.