National RHY Grantees Training

The Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) and National Safe Place Network (NSPN) are pleased to host the 2018 National Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Grantees Training in Austin, Texas from October 31st through November 2nd.

For the first time, participation in this annual training is open to youth service providers not currently funded by FYSB to operate RHY programs.  This will provide the opportunity for partners of RHY programs, youth serving organizations, and those previously funded by FYSB to attend the National Training.  Please note the registration fee for attendees in these categories is $400.00 and a federal travel stipend is not provided. Expanding the attendance at the national training promotes additional partnerships and perspectives on the critical work of serving vulnerable youth populations.

This event provides a significant opportunity for individuals to come together to share knowledge, experiences, and creativity in order to pursue the common goal of providing effective services to the country’s runaway and homeless youth. This event features keynote presentations, federal updates from FYSB, regional meetings with federal specialists, more than 30 workshop sessions, poster sessions, a networking session, and site visits. Hundreds of dedicated professionals who share this goal attend the training to:

  • Hear from experts in the field

  • Learn about best and promising practices from across the country

  • Collaborate to explore effective ways to work with runaway and homeless youth

  • Learn about local culture and youth programs by participating in a site visit

  • Connect with colleagues and take advantage of sharing and collaboration opportunities

Training participants include federal representatives and RHY grantees serving in several different areas of practice, including, but not limited to, community agencies, government, academia, and business. These individuals include agency board members, executives, other key decision makers, middle managers, clinicians, case managers, and direct care workers. More than 800 attendees are anticipated at the National RHY Grantees Training. This is based not only on the number of grantees served but also the history of attendance at this successful event. Along with FYSB and other federal grant partners, attendance is reserved for individuals or groups representing RHY organizations currently receiving federal funds.

All RHY grantees are required to include the cost of attendance for at least one person for the National RHY Grantees Training in program budgets.

Registration Fees

$125 for staff members of a current FYSB-funded RHY program
$400 for individuals not staffed by an organization currently receiving RHY program funding from FYSB

Registration for the 2018 National RHY Grantees Training is closed. Thank you to all who attended! See you next year!

How to register
If you are paying by credit card:

If you are paying by check:

Download the registration form here and send with check made payable to National Safe Place Networkto 2722 Crittenden Drive, Louisville, KY 40209. Once registration and payment is received, registrants will receive a confirmation email. If paying by check, please mail the registration form and check early to ensure your registration is received by the deadline. 

Registration Materials

Registration must be complete by October 10 to receive training materials including name badge, participant bag, information guides and other resources, and access to sessions. Materials will be distributed during national training check-in, which will occur between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30, and between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31.

View the national training program here.



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