Office of Refugee Resettlement; Services to Unaccompanied Alien Children
One of the functions of the Division of Unaccompanied Children's Services (DUCS) within ORR is to provide temporary shelter care and other related services to children in ORR custody. Shelter care services will be provided for the period beginning when DUCS accepts the child for placement and custody and ending when the child is released from custody, a final disposition of the child's immigration case results in removal of the child from the United States or the child turns 18 years of age. Shelter care and other child welfare related services in a State licensed residential shelter care program should be provided in the least restrictive setting appropriate to the UAC's age and special needs. While the majority of UAC remain in care for an average of 45 days, some will stay for shorter or longer periods of time. ORR is particularly interested in those facilities licensed for long term care as opposed to those facilities licensed as emergency shelters. This announcement provides the opportunity to fund providers of shelter (basic, group home, staff secure, secure, therapeutic group home, transitional and long-term foster care services) and those providers that conduct suitability assessments and provide recommendations on such assessments. In this announcement, providers are referred to as ``Recipients.'' The children, although placed in the physical custody of the Recipient, remain entirely in the custody of the Federal Government.
Notice of Correction for Community-Based Abstinence Education Program Announcement
This notice is to inform interested parties of corrections made to the Community-Based Abstinence Education program announcement that published on May 20, 2005. The following corrections should be noted: Under Section I. Funding Opportunity Description, Program Purpose and Scope, within the seventh paragraph, revise the following sentence from: ``Programs that utilize this definition promote `abstinence Sex education programs that promote the use of contraceptives are not eligible for funding under this announcement.'' To: ``Programs that utilize this definition promote an ``abstinence until marriage message.'' Sex education programs that promote the use of contraceptives are not eligible for funding under this announcement''. Under Section II. Award Information after ``Average Projected Award Amount Per Budget Period: $459,000'' insert the following: Length of Project Periods: Three year project period with 12 month budget periods. Under Section IV.2 Application Submission Information, Content and Form of Application Submission, revise the sentence ``Electronic submission is voluntary'' to state: ``Electronic submission is voluntary, but strongly encouraged.''. The only changes to the Community-Based Abstinence Education program announcement are explicitly stated in this Notice of Correction. All applications must still be sent on or before the deadline date of June 20, 2005.