Another commenter asked about the case where a youth might be eligible for child welfare services but was not currently enrolled. For example, school districts must identify potential barriers to the education of homeless youth, and homeless youth may not be segregated from other students. The other commenter suggested that the definition include, as one outreach service purpose, providing information about housing options and family reunification. Subpart D—What are the Runaway and Homeless Youth Program-specific performance standards? Where applicable and allowable within a program, it includes information on appropriate health related services provided to family or household members of the youth. Comment: Many unique comments addressed the clause concerning exit to a private residence. However, as discussed in the following responses to the several dozen comments we received, all requesting clarifications or changes to the proposed definition, we have made significant changes to the definition in the final rule. B Part B Of the amount reserved under subparagraph A , 45 percent and, in those fiscal years in which continuation grant obligations and the quality and number of applicants for parts A and B warrant not more than 55 percent, shall be reserved to carry out part B.
Commenters expressed concern that youth would no longer be participating in the program and it would be difficult or impossible to contact them six months after exiting the programs. Coordination With respect to matters relating to the health, education, employment, and housing of runaway and homeless youth, the Secretary— 1 in conjunction with the Attorney General, shall coordinate the activities of agencies of the Department of Health and Human Services with activities under any other Federal juvenile crime control, prevention, and juvenile offender accountability program and with the activities of other Federal entities; 2 shall coordinate the activities of agencies of the Department of Health and Human Services with the activities of other Federal entities and with the activities of entities that are eligible to receive grants under this subchapter; and 3 shall consult, as appropriate, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to ensure coordination of programs and services for homeless youth. Forty percent of African American youth and 36 percent of Caucasian youth who experienced homelessness or life on the street sold drugs, primarily marijuana, for money. Department of Health and Human Services found that 46% of homeless youth had run away from home because of physical abuse and 17% because of sexual abuse. Several of these comments argued that the definition should include explicit references to locations frequented by homeless youth.
The remaining 10 percent represents the required project match cost by the grantee. One commenter asked whether training and technical assistance will include information on evidence-based practices. Several commenters recommended that points be given for successful monitoring visits. If you wish to contribute information about your state or have questions about the content, please send an email to. Comment: Several commenters stated that our proposed language did not clearly show consistency with the statutory preference for awarding grants to applicants with past experience in serving runaway or otherwise homeless youth and recommended regulatory language to say this. We have not accepted the proposed change. This is further explained in the response to the comment below.
As our definition states, a family may be a single adult. Comment: We received six unique comments on the definition of core competencies of youth workers. In some cases, the statute gives us little or no flexibility to accept commenter recommendations. States can provide homeless youth with access to educational outreach programs, job training and employment programs, transitional living programs, and services for mental health and life skills trainings. The Runaway and Homeless Youth Act does abide by guidelines and requirements. Program projects will also be subject to other requirements including other applicable regulations e.
Several comments criticized the total contacts measure as meaningless given the different sizes of Street Outreach Program service areas and the different sizes of individual programs. Most of these pointed out that the private residence of a friend might not involve rent payment and might be an appropriate exit, that in most cases minors will not be able to sign a lease and pay rent, and that some programs such as Job Corps, Foster Care, and Transitional Living do not charge rent. A 2008 survey of school districts showed an increase in the number of homeless students. This page is sourced primarily from , the official portal of the United States Congress. The commenter stated that the New York law explicitly prohibits programs, program staff, and program volunteers from engaging in or condoning discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, religion, or disability.
The statutory definition of homeless youth as defined in section 387 3 states that youth must be less than 22 years old. As to the criminal justice system, grantees that failed to act in accordance with state law e. Act We received no comments on this definition and have retained it in this final rule. Homelessness is a growing concern in our society today and not just in Starke. We point out that local coordination is also part of this requirement, and that for this as well there will be differences among types of grantees as to how that is performed and the appropriate level of effort.
The number of youth who have experienced homelessness varies depending on the age range, timeframe, and definition used, but sources estimate that between 500,000 and 2. One commenter endorsed the requirements of the proposed rule and argued it should be even stronger, by incentivizing programs to build strong relationships with other service providers in the community and leverage those to better client outcomes. In the final rule, we also added language that reinforces that grantees need to report data about each of the performance standards. If I were a major stakeholder or beneficiary of this Act, I would be concerned that not all people in need are getting what they deserve. Comment: Another six unique commenters, some of which represent numerous individuals and organizations, on § 1351. Included are youth facts, funding information, and tools to help you assess community assets, generate maps of local and federal resources, search for evidence-based youth programs, and keep up-to-date on the latest, youth-related news.
First, we have revised the text at § 1351. We received no comments on these proposed changes but are seeking to maximize flexibility as technology and procedures change in the future. We will also conduct additional technical assistance to help grantee agencies understand and implement the new standards. Several commenters pointed out subsidized housing sometimes involves rent-free accommodation until the renter has income. Response: The proposed definition excluded no reasonable costs related to achieving the goals of the program, other than a few specific limitations and those listed in costs not allowable.