The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022 (Public Law 117-103) included $72 million for Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) grants with priority given to communities with substantially rural populations, as well as $25 million for system improvement grants. As part of HUD’s commitment to its Tribal Consultation Policy and the government-to-government relationship with Indian tribes, HUD is seeking Tribal feedback on how these funds should be awarded.
On September 7, 2022, and September 15, 2022, at 2:00 PM EDT, the Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) will sponsor two consultation sessions with Tribal nations. The sessions are intended to provide information and solicit feedback from Indian tribes on funding opportunities to assist youth experiencing homelessness including through the YHDP and Youth Homeless System Improvement Grants. These calls are an opportunity for HUD to learn more from Tribal leadership and members regarding the needs of Tribal youth at-risk of or experiencing homelessness. Registration is not required and the call-in details provided will also be posted on CodeTalk.
In addition to attending the Tribal Consultation sessions, Tribal leaders are encouraged to submit written comments via email to [email protected] with “Tribal Consultation” as the subject of the email. Input from Tribal leaders is essential to the development of HUD’s programs.
Please note that these Tribal Consultations are intended for Tribal leadership, Tribal staff, and Tribal members to share their issues/concerns. If you are not in one of these groups, please submit feedback regarding the YHDP or other HUD funding for youth homelessness to [email protected].