Federal Guidance in Addressing COVID-19

Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) grantees are encouraged to work closely with state and local public health authorities on issues related to addressing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in their organization and community. The Family and Youth Service Bureau (FYSB) wants to share with you federal guidance in a number of areas, which is continuously being updated. Please click here for additional information and resources.

RHY Grantee COVID-19 Flexibilities

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) is sharing Information Memorandum IM-ACF-OA-2020-01 providing information on grant flexibilities in conducting human service activities related to or affected by the COVID-19. Learn more about the RHY Grantee COVID-19 Flexibilities here.

Welcome to RHYTTAC

The purpose of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center (RHYTTAC) is to provide training and technical assistance to the FYSB RHY Program grantees and allied professionals by:

  • Developing effective approaches to serving RHY;
  • Accessing new resources to enhance grantee's ability to serve RHY and;
  • Establishing linkages with other programs with similar interests and concerns.

RHYTTAC is here to ensure effective interventions are in place by grantees to build skills and capacities that contribute to the healthy, positive, and productive functioning of children and youth into adulthood.

RHY grantees have the opportunity to login to their profile using their email address to locate form submission records, invoices, and more.  You may also locate your username or password if needed. Please contact the RHYTTAC training and technical assistance team at [email protected] with your questions, training needs, ideas, and other requests for assistance.

RHY FAQs Available

Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs are funded by the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) to provide specific services, as defined by federal legislation, regulations, and language included in applicable funding opportunity announcements. RHY grantees have shared questions, and to the extent possible, these questions have been categorized and corresponding guidance has been provided by FYSB. Access this information here.

Resources from the 2019 National RHY Grantees Training Available

FYSB and RHYTTAC are pleased to announce the release of the 2019 National Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Grantees Training post-event webpage. 

This page provides access to:

  • 2019 National RHY Grantees Training program;
  • 45th Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA) timeline;
  • Videos of the general sessions; and
  • Workshop resources.

The webpage may be accessed here.

Missed Opportunities: Evidence on Interventions for Addressing Youth Homelessness

To effectively address youth homelessness, policy makers and human service providers need research-based evidence to guide their decisions. New report by Chapin Hall at the University of ChicagoMissed Opportunities: Evidence on Interventions for Addressing Youth Homelessness, summarizes what experts learned from a rigorous synthesis of research evidence on youth homelessness programs and practices.  Learn more here.

Winners Announced for the 2019 FYSB RHY Artistic Expression

FYSB and RHYTTAC are pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 FYSB RHY Artistic Expression Contest. There were an overwhelming number of submissions and two winners were selected to win a $50 gift card and a trip to the 2019 RHY Grantee National Training in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. These winners are Capital City Youth Services (CCYS)’s Youth Advisory Board with the mural “Rise Above Bullying” and David Valentine with the song “Dignified”, sponsored by Synergy Services. To view the winning pieces click here. Click here to view all of the amazing entries received.

Support Systems for Rural Homeless Youth: A Collaborative State and Local Demonstration Final Report

The Administration for Children and Families’ Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), in coordination with the Manhattan Strategy Group, has released the final report for the Support Systems for Rural Homeless Youth (SSRHY) Demonstration Projects. Learn more and access the report here.

"Here For Good: Sustaining Your RHY Program with Local Support" is Now Available

The Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) and Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center (RHYTTAC) are pleased to release “Here For Good: Sustaining Your RHY Program with Local Support” – a sustainability resource for Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Programs.

Feedback from the 2018 Runaway and Homeless Youth Grantee Assessment, 2018 National RHY Grantees Training, 2018 Regional Meetings, and other sources continues to emphasize sustainability as a key priority for grantees of FYSB’s RHY Program. While the population of youth needing RHY services has grown and the communities where such services are available have expanded, funding for programs has become increasingly competitive and limited. RHY programs are exceedingly challenged to engage community partners, develop diverse sources of funding and support, and eliminate dependence on federal funds. This resource includes strategies, case studies, and exercises to facilitate team exploration of strengths and opportunities. 

To view this resource, click here.

RHYTTAC eLearning


RHYTTAC eLearning is a web-based application containing training documents, PowerPoints, and recorded webinar trainings. Sign up for eLearning today.

RHYTTAC eLearning

Community of Practice

This site is a meeting place that provides FYSB-funded RHY grantees with opportunities to participate in discussion forums, member profiles, photo gallery, file storage, and more.

Community of Practice