Youth Homeless Demonstration Program

1. NOFO Highlights HUD will select up to 24 communities to participate in the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) to develop and execute a coordinated community approach to preventing and ending youth homelessness.

Only CoC Collaborative Applicants may apply for a community under


this NOFO [Section III.A] Community selection applications are submitted through, and are due by April 25, 202 3. Communities represented by the CoC Collaborative Applicant must include a youth action board, the local or state public child welfare agency, and a broad array of other partners [V.A] The rating and ranking criteria included in this NOFO will be used to competitively select the communities; however, HUD has the right to select lower scoring community selection applications, as provided in section III.F.a [Section V.A] The selection of the selected communities will be announced in July 2023 Selected Communities will:
Develop and implement a CCP to prevent and end youth homelessness [Section III.F.b] Apply for project funding up to an amount between $600,000 and $15 million per community, based on each community’s youth population size and poverty rate, for a total demonstration amount of approximately $60 million [Section II.C] Request funding for all project types allowed under the CoC Program to support homeless youth, as well as innovative project types that may require a waiver or exception of CoC Program or McKinney-Vento Act requirements [Appendix A ] Request funding for a 2-year grant term that will be eligible for renewal under the CoC Program, as long as the project meets statutory CoC Program requirements [Section II.D] Have technical assistance available to them to advise the development and implementation of the CCP [Section I.A] NOFO Priority The purpose of the YHDP is to implement projects that demonstrate how a comprehensive approach to serving homeless youth age 24 and under can dramatically reduce youth homelessness.

The population to be served by this demonstration program is youth experiencing homelessness, including unaccompanied and pregnant or parenting youth.

In order to effectively implement a system that addresses the needs of youth experiencing homelessness, Continuums of Care (CoCs) must understand the subgroups of unaccompanied youth and incorporate those understandings into the YHDP CCP and awarded projects.

This will require CoCs to use innovative practices to design better projects and strong comprehensive plans to prevent and end youth homelessness.
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Office: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Estimated Funding: $60,000,000

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(25) OtherIndian Tribes and tribally designated housing entities as defined in Section 4 of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (25 U.S.C.

4103)Nonprofits, as demonstrated by criteria at 24 CFR 5.109(l)(1) through 24 CFR 5.109(l)(5).Community Selection application:Available to Collaborative Applicants designated by CoCs registered through the most recent CoC Program Registration process.

The Collaborative Applicant can apply for any community located within its CoC’s geographic area.

The Collaborative Applicant can also apply for multiple communities located within its CoC’s geographic area; however, HUD will not select more than one community within a CoC's geographic area.Project application:Project Applicants that are designated during the application process by the Collaborative Applicant or its designee are eligible to apply for grant funds.

The Collaborative Applicant may apply for projects under this Demonstration as well.

The Collaborative Applicants that are not Unified Funding Agencies (UFAs) may also designate an eligible applicant to be the recipient of the planning grant.

UFAs must apply for and be recipient of all grants for their community.

 For-profit entities are not eligible to apply for grants or to be subrecipients of grant funds.For a dedicated HMIS grant, the project application must either be from the UFA (when there is a UFA for the community) or the HMIS Lead (when there is no UFA for the community) that will be the grant recipient.To be considered for funding, Project Applicants must provide completed information required by HUD, outlined in Appendix A of this NOFOEligible Program Participants.Funds awarded under the YHDP must only be used to serve:a.

Youth, as defined in I.A.4, who initially qualify as homeless under paragraph (1) or (2) of the homeless definition in 24 CFR 578.3 or section 103(b) of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, or;b.

Youth who initially qualify to be served as stated in I.C.5 of Appendix A.

Individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship organizations are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.

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