Administration for Children and Families February 2, 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Document Number: 2015-01855
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-02
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Announcing the Award of Nine Single-Source Grants Under the Voluntary Agencies Matching Grant Program
Document Number: 2015-01841
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-02
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Voluntary Agencies Matching Grant Program was created by Congress in 1979. The program is intended to work in consort with the Refugee and Cuban & Haitian Entrant Reception and Placement (R&P) programs. Thus, competition under the Voluntary Agency Matching Grant Program has historically been limited to those voluntary agencies providing R&P services through cooperative agreements with the Department of State or the Department of Homeland Security. Congress confirmed this approach to the program in the 1986 Refugee Assistance Extension Act. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) has determined that using the solicited single-source application process is in the best interest of the government as it will achieve the same result and is more cost effective than the published Funding Opportunity Announcement process.