Office of Refugee Resettlement; Proposed Notice of Allocations to States of FY 2005 Funds for Refugee Social Services, 30751-30755 [05-10674]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 102 / Friday, May 27, 2005 / Notices 2. Administrative and National Policy Requirements Grantees are subject to the requirements in 45 CFR part 74 (nongovernmental) or 45 CFR part 92 (governmental); 45 CFR part 1336, subpart C; and, 42 U.S.C. 2991 et seq.— Native American Programs Act of 1974. Direct Federal grants, subaward funds, or contracts under this Program shall not be used to support inherently religious activities such as religious instruction, worship, or proselytization. Therefore, organizations must take steps to separate, in time or location, their inherently religious activities from the services funded under this Program. Regulations pertaining to the Equal Treatment For Faith-Based Organizations, which includes the prohibition against Federal funding of inherently religious activities, can be found at either 45 CFR 87.1 or the HHS Web site at: http://www.os.dhhs.gov/ fbci/waisgate21.pdf. 3. 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In addition, these demonstration projects will participate in monthly regional conference calls to discuss the implementation of the NAHMI project. Washington, DC 20447, Phone: 202– 401–2344; Email: tichappelle@acf.hhs.gov. VIII. Other Information Notice: Beginning with FY 2006, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) will no longer publish grant announcements in the Federal Register. Beginning October 1, 2005 applicants will be able to find a synopsis of all ACF grant opportunities and apply electronically for opportunities via: http://www.Grants.gov. Applicants will also be able to find the complete text of all ACF grant announcements on the ACF Web site located at: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/index.html. Training and Technical Assistance: All potential ANA applicants are eligible to receive free T&TA in this program area. Prospective applicants must check ANA’s Web site for training and technical assistance dates and locations, or contact the ANA Help Desk at 1–877–922–9262. Please reference Section IV.3 for details about acknowledgement of received applications. Dated: May 24, 2005. Kimberly Romine, Deputy Commissioner, Administration for Native Americans. [FR Doc. 05–10661 Filed 5–26–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families [CFDA No.: 93.566, Refugee Assistance— State Administered Programs] Office of Refugee Resettlement; Proposed Notice of Allocations to States of FY 2005 Funds for Refugee Social Services Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), ACF, HHS. ACTION: Proposed notice of allocations to States of FY 2005 funds for refugee social services. AGENCY: VII. Agency Contacts SUMMARY: This notice establishes the proposed allocations to States of FY 2005 funds for refugee 1 social services Program Office Contact: ANA Applicant Help Desk, Aerospace Center, 8th Floor West, 370 L’Enfant Promenade SW., Washington, DC 20447, Phone: 877–922–9262; Email: ana@acf.hhs.gov. Grants Management Office Contact: Tim Chappelle, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Grants Management, Division of Discretionary Grants Aerospace Center—8th Floor West, 370 L’Enfant Promenade SW., 1 Eligibility for refugee social services include refugees, asylees, Cuban and Haitian entrants, certain Amerasians from Viet Nam who are admitted to the U.S. as immigrants, certain Amerasians from Viet Nam who are U.S. citizens, and victims of a severe form of trafficking who receive certification or eligibility letters from ORR, and certain other specified family members. See 45 CFR 400.43 and ORR State Letter #01–13 on the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, dated May 3, 2001, as modified by ORR State Letter #02–01, January 4, 2002, and ORR State Letter #04–12, June 18, 2004. VerDate jul<14>2003 16:42 May 26, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30751 under the Refugee Resettlement Program (RRP). The final notice will reflect amounts adjusted based upon final adjustments to FY 2002, FY 2003 and FY 2004 (October 1, 2001 through September 30, 2004) data submitted to ORR by States. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy Do, Division of Budget, Policy, and Data Analysis (BPDA), telephone: (202) 401–4579, e-mail: kdo@acf.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Amounts for Allocation The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) has available (after rescission and adjustments) $164,888,000 in Fiscal Year 2005 refugee social service funds as part of the FY 2005 appropriation under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005, (Pub. L. 108–447). This amount reflects a rescission of 0.008 applied across the board to all line items. The FY 2005 Conference Report (H. Rpt. No. 108–792) reads as follows with respect to Refugee and Entrant Assistance: ‘‘The conference agreement includes $488,336,000 for the refugee and entrant assistance programs rather than $491,336,000 as proposed by the House and $477,239,000 as proposed by the Senate * * * The conference agreement provides $166,218,000 for social services, the same level as proposed in the House bill. The Senate had proposed $155,121,000 for this program. Within the funds provided, the conference agreement includes $19,000,000 as outlined in the House report. The conferees intend that funds provided above the request for social services shall be used for refugee school impact grants and for additional assistance in resettling and meeting the needs of the Hmong and Somali Bantu refugees expected to arrive during 2004 and 2005. The conferees also urge the Office of Refugee Resettlement to continue supporting discretionary grant activities, such as the individual development accounts, community service employment, and elderly refugee programs to the extent they have been successful in integrating refugees into society and promoting their self sufficiency.’’ The House Committee Report, H. Rpt. No. 108–636 states under Social Services: ‘‘The Committee provides $166,218,000 for social services. This is $15,097,000 more than the budget request and $14,000,000 more than the fiscal year 2004 level. Funds are distributed by formula as well as through the discretionary grant making process for special projects. The Committee intends that The term ‘‘refugee,’’ used in this notice for convenience, is intended to encompass such additional persons who are eligible to participate in refugee program services. E:\FR\FM\27MYN1.SGM 27MYN1 30752 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 102 / Friday, May 27, 2005 / Notices funds provided above the request shall be used for Refugee School Impact Grants and for additional assistance in resettling and meeting the needs of the Hmong refugees expected to arrive during 2004 and 2005. Within the funds provided, the Committee has included $19,000,000 for increased support to communities with large concentrations of Cuban and Haitian refugees of varying ages whose cultural differences make assimilation especially difficult, justifying a more intense level and longer duration of Federal assistance for healthcare and education.’’ ORR intends to use the $164,888,000 appropriated (after rescission) for FY 2005 social services as follows: • $77M will be allocated under the 3year population (FYs 2002, 2003, and 2004) formula, as set forth in this notice for the purpose of providing employment services and other needed services to refugees. • $2M will be allocated under the 3year population formula, as a set-aside for citizenship and naturalization preparation services for the elderly. • Approximately $17M is expected to be awarded as new social service discretionary grants under new and prior year standing competitive grant announcements issued separately from this proposed notice. • Approximately $19M is expected to be awarded to serve communities most heavily affected by recent Cuban and Haitian entrant and refugee arrivals. These funds will be awarded under a prior year separate announcement. • Approximately $24M is expected to be awarded through discretionary grants for continuation of awards made in prior years. • Approximately $15M in FY 2005 social services funding will be awarded under a separate announcement for educational support to schools with a significant proportion of refugee children, consistent with previous support to schools heavily impacted by large concentrations of refugees. • Approximately $9.6M is reserved for future distribution. Refugee Social Service Funds The FY 2005 population figures that have been used for this proposed formula social services allocation include refugees, Amerasians from Viet Nam, Cuban/Haitian entrants, Havana parolees, asylees, and victims of severe forms of trafficking for FYs 2002, 2003, and 2004. These population figures were adjusted in the proposed allocation to reflect more accurate information on arrivals, secondary migration (including that of victims of severe forms of trafficking), asylees, and entrant data submitted by States. (See VerDate jul<14>2003 16:42 May 26, 2005 Jkt 205001 Section IV. Basis of Population Estimates.) The Director proposes to allocate $77,136,460 to States on the basis of each State’s proportion of the national population of refugees who have been in the U.S. three years or less as of October 1, 2004 (including a floor amount for States that have small refugee populations). Of the amount proposed to be awarded, approximately $6.4 million is expected to be awarded to Wilson/Fish Alternative Projects providing social services. As previously stated, $2,000,000 will be allocated as a set-aside for citizenship and naturalization preparation services for the elderly. The use of the 3-year population base in the allocation formula is required by section 412(c)(1)(B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) which states that ‘‘funds available for a fiscal year for grants and contracts [for social services] * * * shall be allocated among the States based on the total number of refugees (including children and adults) who arrived in the United States not more than 36 months before the beginning of such fiscal year and who are actually residing in each State (taking into account secondary migration) as of the beginning of the fiscal year.’’ As established in the FY 1992 social services notice published in the Federal Register on August 29, 1991, section I, ‘‘Allocation Amounts’’ (56 FR 42745), a variable floor amount for States which have small refugee populations is calculated as follows: If the application of the regular allocation formula yields less than $100,000, then— (1) A base amount of $75,000 is provided for a State with a population of 50 or fewer refugees who have been in the U.S. 3 years or less; and (2) For a State with more than 50 refugees who have been in the U.S. 3 years or less: (a) A floor has been calculated consisting of $50,000 plus the regular per capita allocation for refugees above 50 up to a total of $100,000 (in other words, the maximum under the floor formula is $100,000); (b) if this calculation has yielded less than $75,000, a base amount of $75,000 is provided for the State. Population To Be Served and Allowable Services Eligibility for refugee social services includes persons who meet all requirements of 45 CFR 400.43 (see Footnote 1 on page 1 for service populations). In addition, persons granted asylum are eligible for refugee benefits and services from the date that asylum was granted (See ORR State PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Letter No. 00–12, effective June 15, 2000, as clarified by ORR State Letter No. 00–15, August 3, 2000). Victims of a severe form of trafficking who have received a certification or eligibility letter from ORR and certain other specified family members are eligible from the date on the certification letter (see ORR State Letter No. 01–13, May 3, 2001, as modified by ORR State Letter No. 02–01, January 4, 2002, and ORR State Letter, No.04–12, June 18, 2004). Services to refugees must be provided in accordance with the rules of 45 CFR part 400 Subpart I—Refugee Social Services. Although the allocation formula is based on the 3-year refugee population (FYs 2002, 2003, and 2004), States may provide services to refugees who have been in the country up to 60 months (5 years), with the exception of referral and interpreter services and citizenship and naturalization preparation services for which there is no time limitation (45 CFR 400.152(b)). Under waiver authority at 45 CFR 400.300, the Director of ORR may issue a waiver of the limitation on eligibility for social services contained in 45 CFR 400.152(b). There is no blanket waiver of this provision in effect for FY 2004. States may apply for a waiver of 45 CFR 400.152(b) in writing to the Director of ORR. Each waiver request will be reviewed based on supporting data and information provided. The Director of ORR will approve or disapprove each waiver request as expeditiously as possible. A State must, however, have an approved State plan for the Cuban/ Haitian Entrant Program or indicate in its refugee program State plan that Cuban/Haitian entrants will be served in order to use funds on behalf of entrants as well as refugees. Allowable social services are those indicated in 45 CFR 400.154 and 400.155. Additional services not included in these sections that the State may wish to provide must be submitted to and approved by the Director of ORR as required under 45 CFR 400.155(h). Service Priorities In accordance with 45 CFR 400.147, States are required to provide social services to refugees in the following order of priority, except in certain individual extreme circumstances: (a) All newly arriving refugees during their first year in the U.S. who apply for services; (b) refugees who are receiving cash assistance; (c) unemployed refugees who are not receiving cash assistance; and (d) employed refugees in need of services to retain employment or to attain economic independence. In order for refugees to leave Temporary E:\FR\FM\27MYN1.SGM 27MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 102 / Friday, May 27, 2005 / Notices Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) quickly, States should, to the extent possible, ensure that all newly arriving refugees receive refugee-specific services designed to address the employment barriers that refugees typically face. ORR encourages States to re-examine the range of services they currently offer to refugees. Those States that have had success in helping refugees achieve early employment may find it to be a good time to expand beyond the provision of basic employment services and address the broader needs that refugees have in order to enhance their ability to maintain financial security and to successfully integrate into the community. Other States may need to reassess the delivery of employment services in light of local economic conditions and develop new strategies to better serve the newly arriving refugee groups. States should also be aware that ORR will make social services formula funds available to pay for social services that are provided to refugees who participate in Wilson/Fish projects which can be administered by public or private nonprofit agencies, including refugee, faithbased and community organizations. Section 412(e)(7)(A) of the INA provides that: The Secretary [of HHS] shall develop and implement alternative projects for refugees who have been in the United States less than thirty-six months, under which refugees are provided interim support, medical services, support [social] services, and case management, as needed, in a manner that encourages self-sufficiency, reduces welfare dependency, and fosters greater coordination among the resettlement agencies and service providers. This provision is generally known as the Wilson/Fish Amendment. The Department has already issued a separate standing notice with respect to applications for such projects. The notice can be found in the Federal Register [Volume 69, FR 65, pages 17692–17700, (April 5, 2004)]. States are encouraged to consider eligible sub-recipients for formula social service funds, including public or private non-profit agencies such as, refugee, faith-based, and community organizations. II. Comments and Response Note: This section is reserved for discussion of comments and response in the Final Notice. III. Allocation Formulas Of the funds available for FY 2005 for social services, $77,136,460 is proposed VerDate jul<14>2003 16:42 May 26, 2005 Jkt 205001 to be allocated to States in accordance with the formula specified in A. below. A. A State’s allowable formula allocation is calculated as follows: 1. The total amount of funds determined by the Director to be available for this purpose; divided by 2. The total number of refugees, Cuban/Haitian entrants, parolees, and Amerasians from Viet Nam, as shown by the ORR Refugee Arrivals Data System (RADS) for FYs 2002, 2003, and 2004, and victims of severe forms of trafficking as shown by the certification and eligibility letters issued by ORR, who arrived in the United States not more than 3 years prior to the beginning of the fiscal year for which the funds are appropriated. This total also includes the total number of asylees who have been served by a State through its refugee resettlement or social services system in FYs 2002, 2003, and 2004. The resulting per capita amount is multiplied by— 3. The number of persons in item 2, above, in the State as of October 1, 2004, adjusted for estimated secondary migration. The calculation above yields the formula allocation for each State. Minimum allocations for small States are taken into account. IV. Basis of Population Estimates The population estimates for the proposed allocation of funds in Fiscal Year 2005 for the formula social service allocation are based on data on refugee arrivals for FYs 2002, 2003, and 2004 from the ORR Refugee Arrivals Data System (RADS), adjusted as of September 30, 2004, for estimated secondary migration. The data base includes refugees of all nationalities, Amerasians from Viet Nam, Cuban and Haitian entrants, Havana parolees, asylees, and trafficking victims. Data on the number of asylees who have been served in FYs 2002, 2003, and 2004 through the refugee resettlement program or social service system are provided by States. Data on trafficking victims are taken from the total number of trafficking victims’ certification and eligibility letters issued by ORR. Consistent with States’ requests, in Fiscal Year 2005, ORR implemented a new voluntary process for data submission by States prior to issuance of the proposed allocations in an effort to minimize adjustments of final allocations. Prior to the publication of the proposed notice, the request for voluntary data submission was sent to States via e-mail on December 20, 2004 with a due date of February 8, 2005. States were requested to follow the standardized EXCEL format suggested PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30753 by ORR to submit the data on asylees, entrants, and/or family members of victims of a severe form of trafficking served during FY 2004. Data for each population group was to be submitted separately on an EXCEL spreadsheet. The spreadsheet(s) was due at ORR on February 8, 2005, as an attachment to an e-mail to: lbussert@acf.hhs.gov. States that did not respond to the December 20, 2004 request are hereby notified that ORR will accept data from States in response to this proposed social services notice. Data to be submitted by States will be verified by ORR against the ORR arrival database (RADS), and adjustments may be included, as a result of this process, in the final notice of social service allocation for FY 2005. Deadline for submission of data or comments to ORR is 30 days from publication of this proposed notice. This is the final opportunity for States to submit data to ORR on the number of asylees, entrants or family members of trafficking victims served during FY 2004. The EXCEL format for data submission is available from Kathy Do by e-mail at Kdo@acf.hhs.gov. As previously stated, ORR proposed formula social service allocations for the States for FY 2005 are based on the numbers of refugee arrivals, Amerasians, entrants, Havana parolees, asylees, and victims of a severe form of trafficking. Refugee numbers are based upon the arrivals during the preceding FYs 2002, 2003, and 2004 adjusted as of September 30, 2004, for estimated secondary migration. The proposed allocations also reflect adjustments for family members of victims of severe forms of trafficking served in FY 2004, and asylees who have been served by the States in FYs 2002, 2003, and 2004 through the refugee resettlement program or social service system. Data on Havana parolees who entered the U.S. through a controlled process at the Port of Miami are also included in the proposed allocations. Data on entrants includes information on those who arrived in the U.S. through Miami, data on entrants submitted by States on entrants who arrived in the U.S. through a land border or port of entry other than Miami, and information on those who have migrated from southern Florida and are receiving services in another State. The data on secondary migration are based on data submitted by all participating States on Form ORR–11 on refugee secondary migrants who have resided in the U.S. for 36 months or less, as of September 30, 2004. The total migration reported by each State was due to ORR on January 5, 2005. Asylees and victims of trafficking data are not E:\FR\FM\27MYN1.SGM 27MYN1 30754 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 102 / Friday, May 27, 2005 / Notices captured on the Form ORR–11, therefore, State’s data on asylees, victims of trafficking and their family members accessing benefits and services are used to ensure current information for allocations purposes. The total migration data from Form ORR–11 is summed, yielding in- and out-migration figures and a net migration figure for each State. The net migration figure is applied to the State’s total arrival figure, resulting in a revised ORR population estimate. ORR calculations are developed separately for refugees and entrants and then combined into a total proposed 3-year refugee/entrant population for each State. Eligible Amerasians are included in the refugee figures. Havana parolees (HP’s) are enumerated in a separate column in Table 1, below, because they are tabulated separately from other entrants. Havana parolee arrivals for all States are based on actual data. Table 1 (attached) shows the estimated 3-year populations, as of October 1, 2004, of refugees (col. 1), entrants (col. 2), asylees (col. 3), Havana parolees (col.4), victims of trafficking (col. 5), total population, (col. 6), the proposed formula amounts which the population yields (col. 7), proposed allocation (col. 8), elderly set-aside (col. 9), and total proposed allocations (col. 10). V. Proposed Allocation Amounts Funding subsequent to the publication of this proposed notice will be contingent upon the submission and approval of a State annual services plan that is developed on the basis of a local consultative process, as required by 45 CFR 400.11(b)(2) in the ORR regulations. Table 1, attached, represents the FY 2005 proposed social service formula allocations. VI. Paperwork Reduction Act This notice does not create any reporting or record keeping requirements requiring OMB clearance. Dated: May 19, 2005. Nguyen Van Hanh, Director, Office of Refugee Resettlement. TABLE 1.—ESTIMATED THREE-YEAR REFUGEE/ENTRANT/ASYLEE/PAROLEE/TRAFFICKING VICTIM POPULATIONS OF STATES PARTICIPATING IN THE REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT PROGRAM AND PROPOSED SOCIAL SERVICE FORMULA ALLOCATIONS FOR FY 2005 (ADJUSTED FOR SECONDARY MIGRATION BASED ON THE ORR–11) [Proposed FY 2005 Social Services Formula Notice] State Refugees 1 Entrants Asylees 2 Havana parolees 3 Trafficking victims Total population Proposed formula amount Proposed allocation Elderly Set-aside Total proposed allocation Alabama 4 ...................................................... Alaska 4 ......................................................... Arizona .......................................................... Arkansas ....................................................... California 4 ..................................................... Colorado 4 ...................................................... Connecticut ................................................... Delaware ....................................................... Dist. of Columbia ........................................... Florida ........................................................... Georgia ......................................................... Hawaii ........................................................... Idaho 4 ........................................................... Illinois ............................................................ Indiana .......................................................... Iowa ............................................................... Kansas .......................................................... Kentucky 4 ..................................................... Louisiana ....................................................... Maine ............................................................. Maryland ........................................................ Massachusetts 4 ............................................ Michigan ........................................................ Minnesota ...................................................... Mississippi ..................................................... Missouri ......................................................... Montana ........................................................ Nebraska ....................................................... Nevada 4 ........................................................ New Hampshire ............................................. New Jersey ................................................... New Mexico ................................................... New York ...................................................... North Carolina ............................................... North Dakota 4 ............................................... Ohio ............................................................... Oklahoma ...................................................... Oregon .......................................................... Pennsylvania ................................................. Rhode Island ................................................. South Carolina .............................................. South Dakota 4 .............................................. Tennessee .................................................... Texas ............................................................. Utah ............................................................... Vermont ......................................................... Virginia .......................................................... Washington ................................................... West Virginia ................................................. Wisconsin ...................................................... Wyoming 5 ..................................................... 120 102 3,564 9 14,773 1,677 959 87 0 6,911 4,312 12 819 3,019 773 1,122 263 1,243 339 862 2,009 2,832 1,835 9,543 24 2,238 38 815 676 960 576 141 6,466 3,073 457 4,801 169 2,715 3,686 477 292 814 1,442 5,365 1,327 397 2,451 9,348 7 2,146 .................... 0 0 510 1 26 1 12 5 0 11,272 15 0 2 14 1 0 0 1,284 99 0 6 91 607 1 5 20 0 1 716 0 164 282 1,262 9 0 1 0 420 540 5 0 0 5 1,337 3 0 429 0 0 1 .................... 0 31 258 5 3,406 199 103 0 579 7,806 331 0 0 0 0 6 0 36 9 0 1,567 514 0 164 0 119 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 418 6 180 36 66 494 55 .................... 0 0 431 90 10 332 0 0 23 .................... 23 0 14 1 79 9 30 0 1 30,591 119 0 1 63 12 0 11 31 48 1 14 18 52 1 8 10 0 2 69 1 375 3 115 65 0 6 1 3 33 0 16 4 60 99 1 0 37 7 0 3 .................... .................... .................... 7 .................... 64 .................... .................... .................... 3 27 5 8 3 13 .................... .................... .................... 1 .................... .................... 6 4 5 3 .................... 3 .................... .................... 4 2 7 .................... 106 1 .................... 2 52 1 5 .................... .................... .................... .................... 61 .................... .................... 12 7 .................... .................... .................... 143 133 4,353 16 18,348 1,886 1,104 92 583 56,607 4,782 20 825 3,109 786 1,128 274 2,595 495 863 3,602 3,459 2,499 9,712 37 2,390 38 818 1,465 964 1,122 426 7,949 3,566 463 4,990 258 3,205 4,758 537 308 818 1,507 7,293 1,421 407 3,261 9,362 7 2,173 .................... 61,999 57,663 1,887,272 6,937 7,954,897 817,688 478,646 39,887 252,763 24,542,335 2,073,267 8,671 357,684 1,347,927 340,775 489,052 118,794 1,125,079 214,610 374,159 1,561,671 1,499,672 1,083,458 4,210,701 16,042 1,036,200 16,475 354,649 635,160 417,949 486,450 184,695 3,446,341 1,546,063 200,737 2,163,447 111,858 1,389,549 2,062,862 232,820 133,535 354,649 653,370 3,161,928 616,084 176,458 1,413,828 4,058,956 3,035 942,118 .................... 90,321 85,985 1,887,272 75,000 7,954,895 817,688 478,646 75,000 252,763 24,542,335 2,073,267 75,000 357,684 1,347,927 340,775 489,052 118,794 1,125,079 214,610 374,159 1,561,671 1,499,672 1,083,458 4,210,701 75,000 1,036,200 75,000 354,649 635,160 417,949 486,450 184,695 3,446,341 1,546,063 200,737 2,163,447 11,858 1,389,549 2,062,862 232,820 133,535 354,649 653,370 3,161,928 616,084 176,458 1,413,828 4,058,956 75,00 942,118 .................... 2,342 2,229 48,933 1,945 206,254 21,201 12,410 1,945 6,554 636,336 53,756 1,945 9,274 34,949 8,836 12,680 3,080 29,171 5,564 9,701 40,491 38,884 28,092 109,175 1,945 26,867 1,945 9,195 16,468 10,837 12,613 4,789 89,357 40,086 5,205 56,094 2,900 36,028 53,486 6,037 3,462 9,195 16,941 81,983 15,974 4,575 36,658 105,241 1,945 24,427 .................... 92,663 88,214 1,936,205 76,945 8,161,149 838,889 491,056 76,945 259,317 25,178,671 2,127,023 76,945 366,958 1,382,876 349,611 501,732 121,874 1,154,250 220,174 383,860 1,602,162 1,538,556 1,111,550 4,319,876 76,945 1,063,067 76,945 363,844 651,628 428,786 499,063 189,484 3,535,598 1,586,149 205,942 2,219,541 114,758 1,425,577 2,116,348 238,857 136,997 363,844 670,311 3,243,911 632,058 181,033 1,450,486 4,164,197 76,945 966,545 .................... Total ....................................................... 108,086 19,147 17,275 32,037 412 176,957 76,720,865 77,136,460 2,000,000 79,136,460 1 Includes Amerasian immigrants. Adjusted for secondary migration. 2 Asylee counts are submitted by States and verified by matching against data from the Department of Justice/Executive Office of Immigration Review, and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service. 3 For all years, Havana Parolee arrivals for all States are based on actual data. 4 The allocations for the States of Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Nevada, North Dakota, and South Dakota, and for the county of San Diego, California are expected to be awarded to Wilson/Fish projects. VerDate jul<14>2003 16:42 May 26, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\27MYN1.SGM 27MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 102 / Friday, May 27, 2005 / Notices 5 Wyoming 30755 no longer participates in the Refugee Resettlement Program. [FR Doc. 05–10674 Filed 5–26–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Administration for Native Americans (ANA). SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 814 of the Native American Programs Act of 1974; as amended, 42 U.S.C., 2991b–1, the Administration for Native Americans (ANA) herein describes its proposed interpretive rules, general statement of policy and rules of agency procedure or practice in relation to the Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS) project SMART NA Communities (Strengthening Marriages and Relationships in Tribal and Native American Communities). For FY 2005, ANA reserved an amount of funding under the SEDS program to fund projects that are beneficial to the development of healthy Native American communities. ANA has decided to participate in ACF’s Healthy Marriage Initiative, and intends to use the reserved SEDS funds to support projects that improve child well-being by removing barriers associated with forming and retaining healthy families and marriages in Native American communities. Under the statute, ANA is required to provide members of the public an opportunity to comment on proposed changes in interpretive rules, statements of general policy, and rule of agency procedure or practice and to give notice of the final adoption of such changes at least 30 days before the changes become effective. The notice also provides additional information about ANA’s plan for administering the programs. DATES: The deadline for receipt of comments is 30 days from date of publication in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: Comments in response to this notice should be addressed to Sheila Cooper, Director of Programs Operations, Administration for Native Americans, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Mail Stop: Aerospace 8—West, Washington, DC 20447. Delays may occur in mail delivery to Federal offices; therefore, a copy of comments should be faxed to: (202) 690–7441. Comments will be available for inspection by VerDate jul<14>2003 16:42 May 26, 2005 Jkt 205001 Additional Information 1. General 4. Administrative Policies Section 814 of the Native American Programs Act of 1974 (the Act), as amended, requires ANA to provide notice of its proposed interpretive rules, statements of policy and rule of agency organization, procedure or practice. These proposed clarifications, modifications and new text will appear in the ANA FY 2005 program announcements: SEDS—SMART NA Communities. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of Public Comment on the Proposed Adoption of ANA Program; Policies and Procedures AGENCY: remove the last sentence ‘‘Under Alaska SEDS projects, ANA will consider funding core administrative capacity building projects at the village government level if the village does not have governing systems in place.’’ and ‘‘Projects that do not further the three interrelated ANA goals of economic development, social development and governance or meet the purpose of this program announcement.’’ This demonstration project is not associated with the Alaska SEDS program area nor is it intended to interrelate to the goals of economic development, social development or governance. (Legal authority: Sections 803(a) and (d) and 803C of the Native Americans Programs Act of 1974 as amended, 42 U.S.C. 2991b and 2991b–3 and 45 CFR 1336.33) members of the public at the Administration for Native Americans, Aerospace Center, 901 D Street, SW., Washington, DC 20447. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sheila Cooper, toll free at (877) 922– 9262. This SEDS SMART NA Communities program area incorporates a majority of the requirements as contained in the SEDS program announcement. There are a few instances where ANA has opted to change the request for information for this program area only. The differences are noted below. 2. Evaluation Criteria The Impact Indicators, as established in the FY 2005 SEDS program announcement under ANA Evaluation Criteria Five, will be used for this demonstration project except for the following: (2) Number of codes or ordinances developed and implemented; (3) number of people to successfully complete a workshop/ training; (8) number of communitybased small businesses established or expanded; (9) identification of Tribal or Village government business, industry, energy or financial codes or ordinances that were adopted or enacted; and (10) number of micro-businesses started. ANA does not believe that the capture of this data will affect the impact or demonstrate the success of the grants. The number of suggested ANA Impact Indicators has been reduced to five indicators. (Legal authority: Section 803(a) and (d), 803B and 803C of the Native Americans Programs Act of 1974, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 2991b, 2991b–2 and 2991b–3). 3. ANA Funding Restrictions ANA will use the Funding Restrictions established under the FY 2005 SEDS program announcement, except for the following: Core Administration has been modified to PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ANA will be using the administrative policies as included in the FY 2005 SEDS program announcement except: ‘‘An applicant can have only one active ANA SEDS grant operating at any given time’’ and ‘‘Applicants proposing an Economic Development project must address the project’s viability. A business plan, if applicable, must be included to describe the project’s feasibility, cash flow and approach for the implementation and marketing of the business.’’ Neither of these policies apply to this program. Special initiative awards such as this program will be issued a SEDS grant number and therefore an entity will be able to administer a regular SEDS award in addition to this project. Business development and the promotion of economic development are not components of this demonstration. (Legal authority: Sections 803(a) and (d) and 803C of the Native American Programs Act of 1974, as amended, and 45 U.S.C. 2991b and 2991b–3). 5. Funding Thresholds The funding threshold for this demonstration project will be $50,000.00 (floor amount) to $150,000.00 (ceiling amount) per budget period. Applications exceeding the $150,000.00 threshold will be considered non-responsive and will not be considered for funding under this announcement. (Legal authority: Sections 803(a) and (d) and 803C of the Native American Programs Act of 1974, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 2991b and 2991b–3.) E:\FR\FM\27MYN1.SGM 27MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families

[CFDA No.: 93.566, Refugee Assistance--State Administered Programs]


Office of Refugee Resettlement; Proposed Notice of Allocations to 
States of FY 2005 Funds for Refugee Social Services

AGENCY: Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), ACF, HHS.

ACTION: Proposed notice of allocations to States of FY 2005 funds for 
refugee social services.

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SUMMARY: This notice establishes the proposed allocations to States of 
FY 2005 funds for refugee \1\ social services under the Refugee 
Resettlement Program (RRP). The final notice will reflect amounts 
adjusted based upon final adjustments to FY 2002, FY 2003 and FY 2004 
(October 1, 2001 through September 30, 2004) data submitted to ORR by 
States.
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    \1\ Eligibility for refugee social services include refugees, 
asylees, Cuban and Haitian entrants, certain Amerasians from Viet 
Nam who are admitted to the U.S. as immigrants, certain Amerasians 
from Viet Nam who are U.S. citizens, and victims of a severe form of 
trafficking who receive certification or eligibility letters from 
ORR, and certain other specified family members. See 45 CFR 400.43 
and ORR State Letter 01-13 on the Trafficking Victims 
Protection Act, dated May 3, 2001, as modified by ORR State Letter 
02-01, January 4, 2002, and ORR State Letter 04-
12, June 18, 2004.
    The term ``refugee,'' used in this notice for convenience, is 
intended to encompass such additional persons who are eligible to 
participate in refugee program services.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy Do, Division of Budget, Policy, 
and Data Analysis (BPDA), telephone: (202) 401-4579, e-mail: 
_____________________________________-
kdo@acf.hhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Amounts for Allocation

    The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) has available (after 
rescission and adjustments) $164,888,000 in Fiscal Year 2005 refugee 
social service funds as part of the FY 2005 appropriation under the 
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005, (Pub. L. 108-447). This amount 
reflects a rescission of 0.008 applied across the board to all line 
items.
    The FY 2005 Conference Report (H. Rpt. No. 108-792) reads as 
follows with respect to Refugee and Entrant Assistance:

    ``The conference agreement includes $488,336,000 for the refugee 
and entrant assistance programs rather than $491,336,000 as proposed 
by the House and $477,239,000 as proposed by the Senate * * *
    The conference agreement provides $166,218,000 for social 
services, the same level as proposed in the House bill. The Senate 
had proposed $155,121,000 for this program. Within the funds 
provided, the conference agreement includes $19,000,000 as outlined 
in the House report. The conferees intend that funds provided above 
the request for social services shall be used for refugee school 
impact grants and for additional assistance in resettling and 
meeting the needs of the Hmong and Somali Bantu refugees expected to 
arrive during 2004 and 2005.
    The conferees also urge the Office of Refugee Resettlement to 
continue supporting discretionary grant activities, such as the 
individual development accounts, community service employment, and 
elderly refugee programs to the extent they have been successful in 
integrating refugees into society and promoting their self 
sufficiency.''

    The House Committee Report, H. Rpt. No. 108-636 states under Social 
Services:

    ``The Committee provides $166,218,000 for social services. This 
is $15,097,000 more than the budget request and $14,000,000 more 
than the fiscal year 2004 level. Funds are distributed by formula as 
well as through the discretionary grant making process for special 
projects. The Committee intends that

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funds provided above the request shall be used for Refugee School 
Impact Grants and for additional assistance in resettling and 
meeting the needs of the Hmong refugees expected to arrive during 
2004 and 2005.
    Within the funds provided, the Committee has included 
$19,000,000 for increased support to communities with large 
concentrations of Cuban and Haitian refugees of varying ages whose 
cultural differences make assimilation especially difficult, 
justifying a more intense level and longer duration of Federal 
assistance for healthcare and education.''

    ORR intends to use the $164,888,000 appropriated (after rescission) 
for FY 2005 social services as follows:
     $77M will be allocated under the 3-year population (FYs 
2002, 2003, and 2004) formula, as set forth in this notice for the 
purpose of providing employment services and other needed services to 
refugees.
     $2M will be allocated under the 3-year population formula, 
as a set-aside for citizenship and naturalization preparation services 
for the elderly.
     Approximately $17M is expected to be awarded as new social 
service discretionary grants under new and prior year standing 
competitive grant announcements issued separately from this proposed 
notice.
     Approximately $19M is expected to be awarded to serve 
communities most heavily affected by recent Cuban and Haitian entrant 
and refugee arrivals. These funds will be awarded under a prior year 
separate announcement.
     Approximately $24M is expected to be awarded through 
discretionary grants for continuation of awards made in prior years.
     Approximately $15M in FY 2005 social services funding will 
be awarded under a separate announcement for educational support to 
schools with a significant proportion of refugee children, consistent 
with previous support to schools heavily impacted by large 
concentrations of refugees.
     Approximately $9.6M is reserved for future distribution.

Refugee Social Service Funds

    The FY 2005 population figures that have been used for this 
proposed formula social services allocation include refugees, 
Amerasians from Viet Nam, Cuban/Haitian entrants, Havana parolees, 
asylees, and victims of severe forms of trafficking for FYs 2002, 2003, 
and 2004. These population figures were adjusted in the proposed 
allocation to reflect more accurate information on arrivals, secondary 
migration (including that of victims of severe forms of trafficking), 
asylees, and entrant data submitted by States. (See Section IV. Basis 
of Population Estimates.)
    The Director proposes to allocate $77,136,460 to States on the 
basis of each State's proportion of the national population of refugees 
who have been in the U.S. three years or less as of October 1, 2004 
(including a floor amount for States that have small refugee 
populations). Of the amount proposed to be awarded, approximately $6.4 
million is expected to be awarded to Wilson/Fish Alternative Projects 
providing social services. As previously stated, $2,000,000 will be 
allocated as a set-aside for citizenship and naturalization preparation 
services for the elderly.
    The use of the 3-year population base in the allocation formula is 
required by section 412(c)(1)(B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act 
(INA) which states that ``funds available for a fiscal year for grants 
and contracts [for social services] * * * shall be allocated among the 
States based on the total number of refugees (including children and 
adults) who arrived in the United States not more than 36 months before 
the beginning of such fiscal year and who are actually residing in each 
State (taking into account secondary migration) as of the beginning of 
the fiscal year.''
    As established in the FY 1992 social services notice published in 
the Federal Register on August 29, 1991, section I, ``Allocation 
Amounts'' (56 FR 42745), a variable floor amount for States which have 
small refugee populations is calculated as follows: If the application 
of the regular allocation formula yields less than $100,000, then--
    (1) A base amount of $75,000 is provided for a State with a 
population of 50 or fewer refugees who have been in the U.S. 3 years or 
less; and
    (2) For a State with more than 50 refugees who have been in the 
U.S. 3 years or less: (a) A floor has been calculated consisting of 
$50,000 plus the regular per capita allocation for refugees above 50 up 
to a total of $100,000 (in other words, the maximum under the floor 
formula is $100,000); (b) if this calculation has yielded less than 
$75,000, a base amount of $75,000 is provided for the State.

Population To Be Served and Allowable Services

    Eligibility for refugee social services includes persons who meet 
all requirements of 45 CFR 400.43 (see Footnote 1 on page 1 for service 
populations). In addition, persons granted asylum are eligible for 
refugee benefits and services from the date that asylum was granted 
(See ORR State Letter No. 00-12, effective June 15, 2000, as clarified 
by ORR State Letter No. 00-15, August 3, 2000). Victims of a severe 
form of trafficking who have received a certification or eligibility 
letter from ORR and certain other specified family members are eligible 
from the date on the certification letter (see ORR State Letter No. 01-
13, May 3, 2001, as modified by ORR State Letter No. 02-01, January 4, 
2002, and ORR State Letter, No.04-12, June 18, 2004).
    Services to refugees must be provided in accordance with the rules 
of 45 CFR part 400 Subpart I--Refugee Social Services. Although the 
allocation formula is based on the 3-year refugee population (FYs 2002, 
2003, and 2004), States may provide services to refugees who have been 
in the country up to 60 months (5 years), with the exception of 
referral and interpreter services and citizenship and naturalization 
preparation services for which there is no time limitation (45 CFR 
400.152(b)).
    Under waiver authority at 45 CFR 400.300, the Director of ORR may 
issue a waiver of the limitation on eligibility for social services 
contained in 45 CFR 400.152(b). There is no blanket waiver of this 
provision in effect for FY 2004. States may apply for a waiver of 45 
CFR 400.152(b) in writing to the Director of ORR. Each waiver request 
will be reviewed based on supporting data and information provided. The 
Director of ORR will approve or disapprove each waiver request as 
expeditiously as possible.
    A State must, however, have an approved State plan for the Cuban/
Haitian Entrant Program or indicate in its refugee program State plan 
that Cuban/Haitian entrants will be served in order to use funds on 
behalf of entrants as well as refugees.
    Allowable social services are those indicated in 45 CFR 400.154 and 
400.155. Additional services not included in these sections that the 
State may wish to provide must be submitted to and approved by the 
Director of ORR as required under 45 CFR 400.155(h).

Service Priorities

    In accordance with 45 CFR 400.147, States are required to provide 
social services to refugees in the following order of priority, except 
in certain individual extreme circumstances: (a) All newly arriving 
refugees during their first year in the U.S. who apply for services; 
(b) refugees who are receiving cash assistance; (c) unemployed refugees 
who are not receiving cash assistance; and (d) employed refugees in 
need of services to retain employment or to attain economic 
independence. In order for refugees to leave Temporary

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Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) quickly, States should, to the 
extent possible, ensure that all newly arriving refugees receive 
refugee-specific services designed to address the employment barriers 
that refugees typically face.
    ORR encourages States to re-examine the range of services they 
currently offer to refugees. Those States that have had success in 
helping refugees achieve early employment may find it to be a good time 
to expand beyond the provision of basic employment services and address 
the broader needs that refugees have in order to enhance their ability 
to maintain financial security and to successfully integrate into the 
community. Other States may need to reassess the delivery of employment 
services in light of local economic conditions and develop new 
strategies to better serve the newly arriving refugee groups.
    States should also be aware that ORR will make social services 
formula funds available to pay for social services that are provided to 
refugees who participate in Wilson/Fish projects which can be 
administered by public or private non-profit agencies, including 
refugee, faith-based and community organizations. Section 412(e)(7)(A) 
of the INA provides that:

The Secretary [of HHS] shall develop and implement alternative 
projects for refugees who have been in the United States less than 
thirty-six months, under which refugees are provided interim 
support, medical services, support [social] services, and case 
management, as needed, in a manner that encourages self-sufficiency, 
reduces welfare dependency, and fosters greater coordination among 
the resettlement agencies and service providers.

    This provision is generally known as the Wilson/Fish Amendment. The 
Department has already issued a separate standing notice with respect 
to applications for such projects. The notice can be found in the 
Federal Register [Volume 69, FR 65, pages 17692-17700, (April 5, 
2004)].
    States are encouraged to consider eligible sub-recipients for 
formula social service funds, including public or private non-profit 
agencies such as, refugee, faith-based, and community organizations.

II. Comments and Response

    Note: This section is reserved for discussion of comments and 
response in the Final Notice.

III. Allocation Formulas

    Of the funds available for FY 2005 for social services, $77,136,460 
is proposed to be allocated to States in accordance with the formula 
specified in A. below.
    A. A State's allowable formula allocation is calculated as follows:
    1. The total amount of funds determined by the Director to be 
available for this purpose; divided by
    2. The total number of refugees, Cuban/Haitian entrants, parolees, 
and Amerasians from Viet Nam, as shown by the ORR Refugee Arrivals Data 
System (RADS) for FYs 2002, 2003, and 2004, and victims of severe forms 
of trafficking as shown by the certification and eligibility letters 
issued by ORR, who arrived in the United States not more than 3 years 
prior to the beginning of the fiscal year for which the funds are 
appropriated. This total also includes the total number of asylees who 
have been served by a State through its refugee resettlement or social 
services system in FYs 2002, 2003, and 2004. The resulting per capita 
amount is multiplied by--
    3. The number of persons in item 2, above, in the State as of 
October 1, 2004, adjusted for estimated secondary migration.
    The calculation above yields the formula allocation for each State. 
Minimum allocations for small States are taken into account.

IV. Basis of Population Estimates

    The population estimates for the proposed allocation of funds in 
Fiscal Year 2005 for the formula social service allocation are based on 
data on refugee arrivals for FYs 2002, 2003, and 2004 from the ORR 
Refugee Arrivals Data System (RADS), adjusted as of September 30, 2004, 
for estimated secondary migration. The data base includes refugees of 
all nationalities, Amerasians from Viet Nam, Cuban and Haitian 
entrants, Havana parolees, asylees, and trafficking victims. Data on 
the number of asylees who have been served in FYs 2002, 2003, and 2004 
through the refugee resettlement program or social service system are 
provided by States. Data on trafficking victims are taken from the 
total number of trafficking victims' certification and eligibility 
letters issued by ORR.
    Consistent with States' requests, in Fiscal Year 2005, ORR 
implemented a new voluntary process for data submission by States prior 
to issuance of the proposed allocations in an effort to minimize 
adjustments of final allocations. Prior to the publication of the 
proposed notice, the request for voluntary data submission was sent to 
States via e-mail on December 20, 2004 with a due date of February 8, 
2005. States were requested to follow the standardized EXCEL format 
suggested by ORR to submit the data on asylees, entrants, and/or family 
members of victims of a severe form of trafficking served during FY 
2004. Data for each population group was to be submitted separately on 
an EXCEL spreadsheet. The spreadsheet(s) was due at ORR on February 8, 
2005, as an attachment to an e-mail to: lbussert@acf.hhs.gov. States 
that did not respond to the December 20, 2004 request are hereby 
notified that ORR will accept data from States in response to this 
proposed social services notice. Data to be submitted by States will be 
verified by ORR against the ORR arrival database (RADS), and 
adjustments may be included, as a result of this process, in the final 
notice of social service allocation for FY 2005. Deadline for 
submission of data or comments to ORR is 30 days from publication of 
this proposed notice. This is the final opportunity for States to 
submit data to ORR on the number of asylees, entrants or family members 
of trafficking victims served during FY 2004. The EXCEL format for data 
submission is available from Kathy Do by e-mail at Kdo@acf.hhs.gov.
    As previously stated, ORR proposed formula social service 
allocations for the States for FY 2005 are based on the numbers of 
refugee arrivals, Amerasians, entrants, Havana parolees, asylees, and 
victims of a severe form of trafficking. Refugee numbers are based upon 
the arrivals during the preceding FYs 2002, 2003, and 2004 adjusted as 
of September 30, 2004, for estimated secondary migration. The proposed 
allocations also reflect adjustments for family members of victims of 
severe forms of trafficking served in FY 2004, and asylees who have 
been served by the States in FYs 2002, 2003, and 2004 through the 
refugee resettlement program or social service system. Data on Havana 
parolees who entered the U.S. through a controlled process at the Port 
of Miami are also included in the proposed allocations. Data on 
entrants includes information on those who arrived in the U.S. through 
Miami, data on entrants submitted by States on entrants who arrived in 
the U.S. through a land border or port of entry other than Miami, and 
information on those who have migrated from southern Florida and are 
receiving services in another State.
    The data on secondary migration are based on data submitted by all 
participating States on Form ORR-11 on refugee secondary migrants who 
have resided in the U.S. for 36 months or less, as of September 30, 
2004. The total migration reported by each State was due to ORR on 
January 5, 2005. Asylees and victims of trafficking data are not

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captured on the Form ORR-11, therefore, State's data on asylees, 
victims of trafficking and their family members accessing benefits and 
services are used to ensure current information for allocations 
purposes. The total migration data from Form ORR-11 is summed, yielding 
in- and out-migration figures and a net migration figure for each 
State. The net migration figure is applied to the State's total arrival 
figure, resulting in a revised ORR population estimate. ORR 
calculations are developed separately for refugees and entrants and 
then combined into a total proposed 3-year refugee/entrant population 
for each State. Eligible Amerasians are included in the refugee 
figures. Havana parolees (HP's) are enumerated in a separate column in 
Table 1, below, because they are tabulated separately from other 
entrants. Havana parolee arrivals for all States are based on actual 
data.
    Table 1 (attached) shows the estimated 3-year populations, as of 
October 1, 2004, of refugees (col. 1), entrants (col. 2), asylees (col. 
3), Havana parolees (col.4), victims of trafficking (col. 5), total 
population, (col. 6), the proposed formula amounts which the population 
yields (col. 7), proposed allocation (col. 8), elderly set-aside (col. 
9), and total proposed allocations (col. 10).

V. Proposed Allocation Amounts

    Funding subsequent to the publication of this proposed notice will 
be contingent upon the submission and approval of a State annual 
services plan that is developed on the basis of a local consultative 
process, as required by 45 CFR 400.11(b)(2) in the ORR regulations.
    Table 1, attached, represents the FY 2005 proposed social service 
formula allocations.

VI. Paperwork Reduction Act

    This notice does not create any reporting or record keeping 
requirements requiring OMB clearance.

    Dated: May 19, 2005.
Nguyen Van Hanh,
Director, Office of Refugee Resettlement.

  Table 1.--Estimated Three-Year Refugee/Entrant/Asylee/Parolee/Trafficking Victim Populations of States Participating in the Refugee Resettlement Program and Proposed Social Service Formula
                                                         Allocations for FY 2005 (Adjusted for Secondary Migration Based on the ORR-11)
                                                                        [Proposed FY 2005 Social Services Formula Notice]
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                                                                                                          Havana                                Proposed                                Total
                             State                                Refugees     Entrants   Asylees \2\    parolees   Trafficking     Total       formula      Proposed     Elderly      proposed
                                                                    \1\                                    \3\        victims     population     amount     allocation   Set-aside    allocation
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Alabama \4\...................................................          120            0            0           23  ...........          143       61,999       90,321        2,342       92,663
Alaska \4\....................................................          102            0           31            0  ...........          133       57,663       85,985        2,229       88,214
Arizona.......................................................        3,564          510          258           14            7        4,353    1,887,272    1,887,272       48,933    1,936,205
Arkansas......................................................            9            1            5            1  ...........           16        6,937       75,000        1,945       76,945
California \4\................................................       14,773           26        3,406           79           64       18,348    7,954,897    7,954,895      206,254    8,161,149
Colorado \4\..................................................        1,677            1          199            9  ...........        1,886      817,688      817,688       21,201      838,889
Connecticut...................................................          959           12          103           30  ...........        1,104      478,646      478,646       12,410      491,056
Delaware......................................................           87            5            0            0  ...........           92       39,887       75,000        1,945       76,945
Dist. of Columbia.............................................            0            0          579            1            3          583      252,763      252,763        6,554      259,317
Florida.......................................................        6,911       11,272        7,806       30,591           27       56,607   24,542,335   24,542,335      636,336   25,178,671
Georgia.......................................................        4,312           15          331          119            5        4,782    2,073,267    2,073,267       53,756    2,127,023
Hawaii........................................................           12            0            0            0            8           20        8,671       75,000        1,945       76,945
Idaho \4\.....................................................          819            2            0            1            3          825      357,684      357,684        9,274      366,958
Illinois......................................................        3,019           14            0           63           13        3,109    1,347,927    1,347,927       34,949    1,382,876
Indiana.......................................................          773            1            0           12  ...........          786      340,775      340,775        8,836      349,611
Iowa..........................................................        1,122            0            6            0  ...........        1,128      489,052      489,052       12,680      501,732
Kansas........................................................          263            0            0           11  ...........          274      118,794      118,794        3,080      121,874
Kentucky \4\..................................................        1,243        1,284           36           31            1        2,595    1,125,079    1,125,079       29,171    1,154,250
Louisiana.....................................................          339           99            9           48  ...........          495      214,610      214,610        5,564      220,174
Maine.........................................................          862            0            0            1  ...........          863      374,159      374,159        9,701      383,860
Maryland......................................................        2,009            6        1,567           14            6        3,602    1,561,671    1,561,671       40,491    1,602,162
Massachusetts \4\.............................................        2,832           91          514           18            4        3,459    1,499,672    1,499,672       38,884    1,538,556
Michigan......................................................        1,835          607            0           52            5        2,499    1,083,458    1,083,458       28,092    1,111,550
Minnesota.....................................................        9,543            1          164            1            3        9,712    4,210,701    4,210,701      109,175    4,319,876
Mississippi...................................................           24            5            0            8  ...........           37       16,042       75,000        1,945       76,945
Missouri......................................................        2,238           20          119           10            3        2,390    1,036,200    1,036,200       26,867    1,063,067
Montana.......................................................           38            0            0            0  ...........           38       16,475       75,000        1,945       76,945
Nebraska......................................................          815            1            0            2  ...........          818      354,649      354,649        9,195      363,844
Nevada \4\....................................................          676          716            0           69            4        1,465      635,160      635,160       16,468      651,628
New Hampshire.................................................          960            0            1            1            2          964      417,949      417,949       10,837      428,786
New Jersey....................................................          576          164            0          375            7        1,122      486,450      486,450       12,613      499,063
New Mexico....................................................          141          282            0            3  ...........          426      184,695      184,695        4,789      189,484
New York......................................................        6,466        1,262            0          115          106        7,949    3,446,341    3,446,341       89,357    3,535,598
North Carolina................................................        3,073            9          418           65            1        3,566    1,546,063    1,546,063       40,086    1,586,149
North Dakota \4\..............................................          457            0            6            0  ...........          463      200,737      200,737        5,205      205,942
Ohio..........................................................        4,801            1          180            6            2        4,990    2,163,447    2,163,447       56,094    2,219,541
Oklahoma......................................................          169            0           36            1           52          258      111,858       11,858        2,900      114,758
Oregon........................................................        2,715          420           66            3            1        3,205    1,389,549    1,389,549       36,028    1,425,577
Pennsylvania..................................................        3,686          540          494           33            5        4,758    2,062,862    2,062,862       53,486    2,116,348
Rhode Island..................................................          477            5           55            0  ...........          537      232,820      232,820        6,037      238,857
South Carolina................................................          292            0  ...........           16  ...........          308      133,535      133,535        3,462      136,997
South Dakota \4\..............................................          814            0            0            4  ...........          818      354,649      354,649        9,195      363,844
Tennessee.....................................................        1,442            5            0           60  ...........        1,507      653,370      653,370       16,941      670,311
Texas.........................................................        5,365        1,337          431           99           61        7,293    3,161,928    3,161,928       81,983    3,243,911
Utah..........................................................        1,327            3           90            1  ...........        1,421      616,084      616,084       15,974      632,058
Vermont.......................................................          397            0           10            0  ...........          407      176,458      176,458        4,575      181,033
Virginia......................................................        2,451          429          332           37           12        3,261    1,413,828    1,413,828       36,658    1,450,486
Washington....................................................        9,348            0            0            7            7        9,362    4,058,956    4,058,956      105,241    4,164,197
West Virginia.................................................            7            0            0            0  ...........            7        3,035        75,00        1,945       76,945
Wisconsin.....................................................        2,146            1           23            3  ...........        2,173      942,118      942,118       24,427      966,545
Wyoming \5\...................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........  ...........  ...........  ...........  ...........  ...........  ...........  ...........
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    Total.....................................................      108,086       19,147       17,275       32,037          412      176,957   76,720,865   77,136,460    2,000,000  79,136,460
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\1\ Includes Amerasian immigrants. Adjusted for secondary migration.
\2\ Asylee counts are submitted by States and verified by matching against data from the Department of Justice/Executive Office of Immigration Review, and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
  Service.
\3\ For all years, Havana Parolee arrivals for all States are based on actual data.
\4\ The allocations for the States of Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Nevada, North Dakota, and South Dakota, and for the county of San Diego, California are
  expected to be awarded to Wilson/Fish projects.

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\5\ Wyoming no longer participates in the Refugee Resettlement Program.

[FR Doc. 05-10674 Filed 5-26-05; 8:45 am]
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