Notice To Announce the Award of an Urgent Single-Source Grant to Survivors of Torture International (SOTI) in San Diego, CA, 50744 [2011-20714]

Download as PDF 50744 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 158 / Tuesday, August 16, 2011 / Notices 93.272, Alcohol National Research Service Awards for Research Training; 93.273, Alcohol Research Programs; 93.891, Alcohol Research Center Grants; 93.701, ARRA Related Biomedical Research and Research Support Awards, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: August 9, 2011. Anna P. Snouffer. Deputy Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2011–20830 Filed 8–15–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of Refugee Resettlement Notice To Announce the Award of an Urgent Single-Source Grant to Survivors of Torture International (SOTI) in San Diego, CA Office of Refugee Resettlement, ACF, HHS. ACTION: The Office of Refugee Resettlement announces the award of an urgent single-source grant to Survivors of Torture International (SOTI) to provide comprehensive rehabilitative services to survivors of torture. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: CFDA Number: 93.604 Statutory Authority: Awards announced in this notice are authorized by Section 412(c)(1)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)(8 U.S.C. 1522(c)(1)(A), as amended, and the Refugee Assistance Extension Act of 1986, Public Law 99– 605, Nov 6, 1986, 100 Stat. 3449. Amount of Award: $271,000. Project Period: July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012. Summary: Notice is hereby given that an urgent single-source grant is awarded to Survivors of Torture, International (SOTI), San Diego, CA. The grant will support direct services to persons who have experienced trauma or torture prior to their arrival in the United States. The grant will serve San Diego County, which is the area that has received the greatest number of Iraqi refugee arrivals, as well as a high percentage of other refugees and asylum-seekers. The grantee, SOTI, will provide comprehensive rehabilitative services to Iraqi and other survivors of torture, who are in need of specialized services that will enable these survivors to regain their health and independence and rebuild productive lives. In addition to provision of direct services, SOTI will train other area service providers to more effectively serve this population. SOTI will also focus on VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:07 Aug 15, 2011 Jkt 223001 sustaining collaborations among providers serving this population. According to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in FY 2009, twenty-eight percent of the country’s asylum-seekers came to California for resettlement. In 2010, a total of 3,663 refugees were resettled in San Diego. At least 159,550 refugees, asylees, and asylum-seekers in San Diego have come from areas where torture may be practiced. San Diego’s numbers include an influx in Iraqi refugees, as one in four Iraqi refugees has resettled in California, with the vast majority resettling in San Diego. SOTI is the only program in San Diego County that provides medical affidavits for torture survivors to use in claiming asylum. They have also reported an 84 percent increase in client intakes during fiscal years (FYs) 2009 and 2010. As a result, an urgent need exists for specialized services for individuals in San Diego who have suffered torture prior to their arrival in the United States. SOTI is well positioned to provide medical, psychological, social, and legal services to Iraqis who have suffered torture and are relocated in the San Diego area. SOTI has developed a large network of pro bono service providers and possesses the clinical and programmatic expertise to serve survivors of torture. For Further Information Contact: Ronald Munia, Director, Division of Community Resettlement, Office of Refugee Resettlement, 901 D Street, SW., Washington, DC 20047. Telephone: 202–401–4559. E-mail: Ronald.Munia@acf.hhs.gov. Dated: July 29, 2011. Eskinder Negash, Director, Office of Refugee Resettlement. [FR Doc. 2011–20714 Filed 8–15–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–27–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2011–0705] Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of Federal Advisory Committee meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) will meet on October 6, 2011 and October 7, 2011 in Washington, DC to discuss various issues related to the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 training and fitness of merchant marine personnel. This meeting will be open to the public. DATES: MERPAC working groups will meet on October 6, 2011, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., and the full committee will meet on October 7, 2011, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. This meeting may adjourn early if all business is finished. Written comments to be distributed to committee members and placed on MERPAC’s website are due September 23, 2011. ADDRESSES: The Committee will meet in Room 2501 of Coast Guard Headquarters, 2100 Second Street, SW., Washington, DC 20593. To facilitate public participation, we are inviting public comment on the issues to be considered by the committee and working groups. Written comments must be identified by Docket No. USCG–2011–0705 and submitted by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Office of Refugee Resettlement


 Notice To Announce the Award of an Urgent Single-Source Grant to 
Survivors of Torture International (SOTI) in San Diego, CA

AGENCY: Office of Refugee Resettlement, ACF, HHS.

ACTION: The Office of Refugee Resettlement announces the award of an 
urgent single-source grant to Survivors of Torture International (SOTI) 
to provide comprehensive rehabilitative services to survivors of 
torture.

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    CFDA Number: 93.604
    Statutory Authority: Awards announced in this notice are authorized 
by Section 412(c)(1)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)(8 
U.S.C. 1522(c)(1)(A), as amended, and the Refugee Assistance Extension 
Act of 1986, Public Law 99-605, Nov 6, 1986, 100 Stat. 3449.
    Amount of Award: $271,000.
    Project Period: July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.
    Summary: Notice is hereby given that an urgent single-source grant 
is awarded to Survivors of Torture, International (SOTI), San Diego, 
CA. The grant will support direct services to persons who have 
experienced trauma or torture prior to their arrival in the United 
States. The grant will serve San Diego County, which is the area that 
has received the greatest number of Iraqi refugee arrivals, as well as 
a high percentage of other refugees and asylum-seekers. The grantee, 
SOTI, will provide comprehensive rehabilitative services to Iraqi and 
other survivors of torture, who are in need of specialized services 
that will enable these survivors to regain their health and 
independence and rebuild productive lives. In addition to provision of 
direct services, SOTI will train other area service providers to more 
effectively serve this population. SOTI will also focus on sustaining 
collaborations among providers serving this population.
    According to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in FY 2009, 
twenty-eight percent of the country's asylum-seekers came to California 
for resettlement. In 2010, a total of 3,663 refugees were resettled in 
San Diego. At least 159,550 refugees, asylees, and asylum-seekers in 
San Diego have come from areas where torture may be practiced. San 
Diego's numbers include an influx in Iraqi refugees, as one in four 
Iraqi refugees has resettled in California, with the vast majority 
resettling in San Diego.
    SOTI is the only program in San Diego County that provides medical 
affidavits for torture survivors to use in claiming asylum. They have 
also reported an 84 percent increase in client intakes during fiscal 
years (FYs) 2009 and 2010. As a result, an urgent need exists for 
specialized services for individuals in San Diego who have suffered 
torture prior to their arrival in the United States.
    SOTI is well positioned to provide medical, psychological, social, 
and legal services to Iraqis who have suffered torture and are 
relocated in the San Diego area. SOTI has developed a large network of 
pro bono service providers and possesses the clinical and programmatic 
expertise to serve survivors of torture.
    For Further Information Contact: Ronald Munia, Director, Division 
of Community Resettlement, Office of Refugee Resettlement, 901 D 
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20047. Telephone: 202-401-4559. E-mail: 
Ronald.Munia@acf.hhs.gov.

    Dated: July 29, 2011.
Eskinder Negash,
Director, Office of Refugee Resettlement.
[FR Doc. 2011-20714 Filed 8-15-11; 8:45 am]
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