Announcing the Award of Nine Single-Source Grants Under the Voluntary Agencies Matching Grant Program
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.
Office of Refugee Resettlement; Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority.
Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) has reorganized the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). This notice announces a realignment of functions to create a Division of Policy within the Office of the Director in ORR. This realignment of functions within ORR serves to coordinate and centralize the policy function within ORR to provide for policy uniformity and consistency, allow greater staff flexibility, and better reflect the current work environment and priorities within ORR. The statement of organization, functions, and delegations of authority conforms to and carries out the statutory requirements for operating ORR. This notice amends Part K of the Statement of Mission, Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), ACF as follows: Chapter KR, ORR (76 FR 70149-70150), as last amended November 10, 2011. I. Under Chapter KR, ORR, delete KR.10 Organization, in its entirety and replace with the following: KR.10 Organization. ORR is headed by a Director, who reports to the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families. The Office is organized as follows:
Correction to the Notice of Allotment Percentages to States for Child Welfare Services State Grants
The Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Administration on Children and Families published a document in the Federal Register of November 28, 2014, concerning the biennial publication of allotment percentages for States under Title IV-B subpart 1, Child Welfare Services State Grants Program. The document contained an incorrect allotment percentage for the District of Columbia.
Announcement of the Award of an Urgent Single-Source Grant to the Center for Survivors of Torture in Dallas, TX.
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) announces the award of an urgent single- source grant in the amount of $250,000 to the Center for Survivors of Torture (CST) in Dallas, TX, to ensure incoming refugee populations in Texas have access to mental health services.