Street Outreach Program


The Street Outreach Program funds street-based services to reach and assist runaway, homeless and street youth in areas where such youth congregate. The program funds workers to assist runaway, homeless and street youth in making healthy choices. It provides them access to shelter and basic needs. It prepares them to live independently.


Public (state and local) and private nonprofits entities (including faith based and community organizations) and coordinated networks of such entities, are eligible to apply unless they are part of the juvenile justice system.

Role In Creative Placemaking

This program could fund place-based interventions in areas with high concentrations of homeless youth, as well as arts oriented or culturally specific interventions to reach this population.


At least 10% of project costs


Los Angeles LGBT Center – Los Angeles, CA

Latin American Youth Center – Washington, DC

Role in Creative Placemaking

This section represents our attempt to capture how this specific funding opportunity might fit into a placemaking initiative.


Who can apply? Eligibility is often limited, but in partnership with other entities you may identify an access point, such as subgrant opportunities. This information can help you determine which potential partners in your community might be able to access the funds.

Previous Projects/Grantees

These examples show how these funds have been used for creative or placemaking endeavors in the past, the types of organizations that have successfully accessed the funds and/or the types of activities for which the funds can be used.

Max Award

Maximum funding amounts can vary from year to year. We have provided the most recent information available. Where available, we also include a median or a range in cases in which the maximum is not typical of an average award.

Match Requirement

Most federal programs require some form of cost sharing. This is expressed differently for different agencies and programs. Sometimes a direct 1:1 match is specified. Other times, the application will state the maximum percentage of a project cost that the funding award can cover. We include this information, where available, in order to give you a sense of what to expect when applying for a particular funding program.


Most federal funding programs will require financial and progress reports at least annually, along with a final report. We consider this to be a "moderate" compliance burden. Where a higher degree of data collection and reporting is indicated, we convey that information with a "substantial" rating.