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Announcement of the Award of Five Urgent Single-Source Grants To Support Shelter Care for Unaccompanied Alien Children's Program
Document Number: 2014-16478
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-15
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) announces the award of five (5) urgent single awards to the following organizations.
Announcement of the Award of Three Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement Grants to National Human Trafficking Victim Assistance Program Grantees
Document Number: 2013-22426
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-16
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) announces the award of expansion supplement grants to the following current grantees for a total of $350,000:
Announcement of the Award of 15 Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement Grants to Unaccompanied Alien Children's Shelter Care Grantees
Document Number: 2013-22424
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-16
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) announces the award of 15 single-source program expansion supplement grants to the following 12 current grantees, for a total of $1,420,955. Two grantees are receiving multiple supplement grants: BCFS Health and Human Services, San Antonio, TX$492,123 and $313,916 totaling $806,039; and International Education Services, Los Fresnos, TX$35,433, $15,486, and $76,698 totaling $127,617.
Announcement of the Award of a Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement Grant to Massachusetts Office for Refugees and Immigrants in Boston, MA
Document Number: 2013-21811
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-09
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) announces the award of a single-source program expansion supplement grant to Massachusetts Office for Refugees and Immigrants, Boston, MA, in the amount of $325,000 under the Wilson- Fish Program. The supplemental award will allow the grantee to provide refugee cash assistance (RCA) to arriving refugees and others who are also eligible for refugee benefits through the remainder of the current budget period. The expansion supplement award will enable the grantee to provide assistance to a higher number of clients than originally planned. RCA is provided to clients for up to 8 months upon arrival to the U.S. who are categorically ineligible to receive cash assistance through the State TANF program but otherwise meet the program's financial eligibility requirements.
Notice of FY 2013 Refugee Social Services Formula Awards to States and Wilson/Fish Alternative Project Grantees
Document Number: 2013-20377
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-21
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement
The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), announces the allocation of Refugee Social Services formula awards to States and Wilson/Fish Alternative Project grantees. The FY 2013 formula allocations for Social Services are available on ORR's Web site at: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/orr/ spotlight#announcements.
Notice of FY 2013 Refugee Targeted Assistance Formula Awards to States and Wilson/Fish Alternative Project Grantees
Document Number: 2013-20370
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-21
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement
The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), announces the allocation of Refugee Targeted Assistance formula awards to States and Wilson/Fish Alternative Project grantees.
Announcing the Award of Three Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement Grants to Unaccompanied Alien Children's Shelter Care Grantees
Document Number: 2012-23247
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-20
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) announces the award of a single-source program expansion supplement grant to two current grantees, for a total of $2,659,864. The additional funding provided by the awards will support services to unaccompanied alien children through September 30, 2012. The supplement grant will support the expansion of bed capacity to meet the number of unaccompanied alien children referrals from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The funding program is mandated by Section 462 of the Homeland Security Act to ensure appropriate placement of all referrals from the DHS. The program is tied to DHS apprehension strategies and sporadic number of border crossers. One expansion supplement award is made to Florence Crittenton Services of Orange County, Inc., in Fullerton, CA, in the amount of $226,800 to support expansion of bed capacity to meet the needs of the high number of unaccompanied alien children transferred from the DHS. Award funds will support services to unaccompanied alien children through September 30, 2012. Two expansion supplement awards are made to International Education Services, Inc., in Los Fresnos, TX. One award for $1,588,827 will provide unaccompanied alien children with temporary 24-hour licensed shelter care in facilities in South Texas. The other award for $844,237 will support the International Education Services, Inc. Harlingen Foster Care Program that provides unaccompanied children with temporary 24-hour family care in private homes within the Cameron County in South Texas.
Announcing the Award of Two Urgent Single-Source Grants To Support Unaccompanied Alien Children Program Services
Document Number: 2012-23246
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-20
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) announces the award of two urgent single- source grants for a total of $4,767,696. Award funds will support grants to two organizations that are providing services under the Unaccompanied Alien Children's program.
Announcing the Award of 24 Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement Grants Under the Unaccompanied Alien Children's Shelter Care Program
Document Number: 2012-23245
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-20
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) announces the award of 24 single-source program expansion supplement grants for a total of $60,835,955. The additional funding provided to current grantees under ORR's UAC program will support services to unaccompanied alien children through September 30, 2012. The ORR UAC grantees that have received single-source program expansion supplements are:
Notice of FY 2012 Refugee Targeted Assistance Formula Awards to States and Wilson/Fish Alternative Project Grantees
Document Number: 2012-21584
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-04
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement
The Office of Refugee Resettlement, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), announces the allocation of Refugee Targeted Assistance formula awards to States and Wilson/Fish Alternative Project grantees. The purpose of the Targeted Assistance program is to provide employment and other resettlement services to refugees, Amerasians, asylees, Cuban and Haitian entrants, victims of trafficking, and Iraqis and Afghans with Special Immigrant Visas. The grant allocations are awarded to States on behalf of counties that have had high levels of arrivals of the eligible populations. The awards supplement available refugee resettlement resources to ensure that refugees and other eligible populations become employed and self- sufficient as soon as possible. Awards are determined by the number of the eligible populations residing in each county during the two-year period from October 1, 2009, to September 30, 2011. Targeted Assistance allocations are available on the ORR Web page. The table of FY 2012 Allocations to Counties and Targeted Assistance Areas and the Table of FY 2012 Allocations to States may be found at: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/orr/policy/fy2012_formula_ allocations_targeted_assistance.htm.
Notice of FY 2012 Refugee Social Services Formula Awards to States and Wilson/Fish Alternative Project Grantees
Document Number: 2012-21401
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement
The Office of Refugee Resettlement, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), announces the allocation of Refugee Social Services formula awards to States and Wilson/Fish Alternative Project grantees. The purpose of the Social Services program is to provide employment, English language, orientation, and other resettlement services to refugees, Amerasians, asylees, Cuban and Haitian entrants, victims of trafficking, and Iraqis and Afghans with Special Immigrant Visas. The awards are determined by the number of the eligible populations residing in the State during the two-year period from October 1, 2009, to September 30, 2011. States with allocations under $100,000 through this calculation instead receive floor allocations ranging from $75,000 to $100,000 depending on the number of the eligible population in each State. The purpose of the floor allocations is to ensure that all participating States receive an award sufficient to maintain a program of resettlement services. The FY 2012 formula allocations for Social Services are available on ORR's Web site at: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/orr/policy/ fy2012_formula_allocations_refugee_socialservices.htm.
Notice of the Award of a Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement Grant to Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas, NV, a Wilson-Fish Project
Document Number: 2012-21295
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-29
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement
The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) announces the award of a single-source program expansion supplement grant to Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, in the amount of $437,650 under the Wilson-Fish Program. The supplemental award will allow the grantee to provide cash and medical assistance to arriving refugees and others who are also eligible for refugee benefits through the remainder of Federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2012. The expansion supplement award will enable the grantee to provide assistance to a higher number of clients than originally planned.
Notice of Change in Notification of Refugee Social Services and Targeted Assistance Formula Grant Allocations
Document Number: 2012-20798
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement
The Office of Refugee Resettlement, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), is changing the notification to States and Wilson/Fish Alternative Project grantees of final Social Services and Targeted Assistance formula grant awards. Under these two programs, formula grants are allotted to States based on the eligible population in each State. States and Wilson/Fish Alternative Project grantees use the grant awards to provide employment and other resettlement services to refugees, Amerasians, asylees, Cuban and Haitian entrants, victims of trafficking, and Iraqis and Afghans with Special Immigrant Visas. Sections 412(c)(1)(B) and 412(c)(2)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act do not require applications for the Social Services and Targeted Assistance formula grant programs. ORR has the discretion to alter the process by which States and Wilson/Fish Alternative Project grantees are notified of their annual allocations. Therefore, in an effort to streamline the process, an annual Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will no longer be published. Instead, in addition to annual publication of a notice in the Federal Register, ORR will now also post tables of the allocations and the population figures used to calculate the award amount on the ORR Web site. In addition, official notification of awards will be provided to States and Wilson/Fish Alternative Project grantees by ACF's Division of Mandatory Grants.
Announcing the Award of a Single-Source Grant to Support Services for Haitian Medical Evacuees to the Florida Department of Children and Families in St. Petersburg, FL
Document Number: 2011-32168
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-15
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement
Notice is hereby given that a single-source grant of $220,000 was awarded to Florida Department of Children and Families, located in St. Petersburg, FL, by the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement. Award funds will provide medical and supportive social services to Haitian medical evacuees affected by the earthquake in 2010. The Haitian medical evacuees were brought to the United States (U.S.) in the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010. This is a population that arrived in the U.S. with significant medical issues and no available system for ongoing medical and supportive social services. They had sustained a wide range of injuries, including burns, crush injuries, and head and spine injuries. During Fiscal Year 2010, the refugees' medical costs for their first 8 months in Florida totaled $6.2 million. The single-source award will provide urgently needed support to this group, which are currently residing in a tent complex in St. Petersburg, FL.
Award of an Urgent Single-Source Grant to Survivors of Torture International (SOTI) in San Diego, CA; Correction
Document Number: 2011-22196
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement, Refugee Resettlement Office, Children and Families Administration
The Office of Refugee Resettlement, ACF, HHS published a document in the Federal Register of August 16, 2011 (76 FR 50744), concerning the issuance of an urgent single-source grant to Survivors of Torture, International (SOTI), San Diego, CA. The document contained incorrect information in citing the statutory authority for making this award. Correction: In the Federal Register of August 16, 2011 (76 FR 50744), ORR omitted the primary authority for issuing this award. The notice should have included the following: Awards announced in this notice are authorized by the Torture Victims Relief Act (TVRA) of 1998,'' Public Law 105-320 (22 U.S.C. 2152 note), reauthorized by Public Law 109-165 in January 2006. Section 5 (a) of the TVRA of 1998 provides for ``Assistance for Treatment of Torture Victims. The Secretary of Health and Human Services may provide grants to programs in the United States to cover the cost of the following services: (1) Services for the rehabilitation of victims of torture, including treatment of the physical and psychological effects of torture. (2) Social and legal services for victims of torture. (3) Research and training for health care providers outside of treatment centers, or programs for the purpose of enabling such providers to provide the services described in paragraph (1).'' And 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.
Supplemental Awards to Seven Unaccompanied Alien Shelter Care Providers
Document Number: 2011-21032
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-18
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) announces the award of single-source expansion supplement grants to seven unaccompanied alien shelter care providers for a total of $5,016,218. The additional funding provided by the awards will support services to refugees through September 30, 2011. These grants will support the expansion of bed capacity to meet the number of unaccompanied alien children referrals from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The funding program is mandated by Section 462 of the Homeland Security Act to ensure appropriate placement of all referrals from the DHS. ORR's ability to meet this mandate is often a challenge since the program is completely tied to DHS apprehension strategies and the sporadic number of border crossers. The program has specific requirements for the provision of services. Existing grantees are the only entities with the infrastructure, licensing, experience and appropriate level of trained staff to meet the service requirements and the urgent need for expansion. The program's ability to avoid a backlog of children waiting in border patrol stations for placement can only be accommodated through the expansion of existing programs through this supplemental award process. The single-source expansion supplement recipients are:
Notice To Announce the Award of an Urgent Single-Source Grant to Survivors of Torture International (SOTI) in San Diego, CA
Document Number: 2011-20714
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-16
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement, Refugee Resettlement Office, Children and Families Administration
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.
Award of an Urgent Single-Source Grant to Heartland Alliance, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2011-14841
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-15
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement, Refugee Resettlement Office, Children and Families Administration
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) announces the award of a single-source grant for training and technical assistance on incoming Lesbian, Gay, Bi- Sexual and Transgender (LGBT) refugee cases to Heartland Alliance, Chicago, IL, for a total of $250,000. The additional funding provided by the award will support services to refugees through May 31, 2012. The current resettlement network has limited understanding of the issues and subgroups. Heartland Alliance will develop training and technical assistance resources, including capacity building and service delivery, specifically targeted at assisting newly arriving LGBT refugees. Heartland Alliance will have the opportunity to receive a continuation award at the same amount in FY 2012, which will provide the grantee with a two-year project period.
Administration for Children and Families; Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement Grant
Document Number: 2010-10809
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement
The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) announces the award of a $150,000 single-source program expansion supplement to expand the provision of technical assistance to the Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc. (ECDC), located in Arlington, VA.
Notice of a Noncompetitive Successor Award to Center for Community Development for New Americans Grant Number 90RG0068
Document Number: E9-11963
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement
In FY 2007, ORR awarded a competitive service grant for the Microenterprise Development Program grant to New York Association for New Americans, Inc. (NYANA) in New York, New York. The original project was from September 29, 2007, through September 30, 2012. NYANA served as the fiscal sponsor and legal entity of the approved project. As of February 1, 2009, NYANA has ceased operations of the Microenterprise Development Program. NYANA has requested ORR permission for the Center for Community Development for New Americans (CCDNA) to assume the grant. CCDNA has agreed to this request. The effect of this deviation request is to transfer the grant from the initial grantee to a new grantee with all the responsibilities of managing and implementing the project for the remainder of the grant period.
Notice of Grants Awards
Document Number: E9-9429
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement, Refugee Resettlement Office, Children and Families Administration
This funding will support the expansion of shelter/foster care program bed capacity to meet the additional number of unaccompanied alien children (UAC) referrals from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other Federal agencies resulting from the recent passage of the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) of 2008. Many provisions in the TVPRA will dramatically affect the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) UAC program's capacity to provide placement, custodial and residential shelter care services. ORR expects an additional 6,800 referrals annually from DHS.
Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program
Document Number: E9-9282
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement, Refugee Resettlement Office, Children and Families Administration
Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement
Document Number: E9-5535
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-16
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement, Refugee Resettlement Office, Children and Families Administration
Replacement Grant Award
Document Number: E8-23774
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-08
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement
In Fiscal Year 2005, in an effort to assist local school systems that were being strained by the arrivals of large numbers of refugee children, The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) awarded, through competition, a Refugee School Impact grant to the Tennessee Department of Human Services, Nashville, TN, for a project period of August 15, 2005 through August 14, 2010. The Tennessee Department of Human Services served as the fiscal sponsor and legal entity for the project. As of June 30, 2008, the Tennessee Department of Human Services relinquished the grant. Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc., Nashville, TN, is now awarded a non-competitive replacement grant to continue to provide services under the Refugee School Impact project. Services provided under the grant to Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc., are within the scope and operation of the original award. Under the award, Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc., is eligible apply for a non-competitive continuation award for the period of August 15, 2009 through August 14, 2010.
Noncompetitive Successor Award
Document Number: E8-21614
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-17
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement, Refugee Resettlement Office, Children and Families Administration
In FY 2006, ORR awarded a competitive Services for Survivors of Torture grant to the Center for Multicultural Human Services (CMHS) in Falls Church, Virginia. The original project period was from September 30, 2006 through September 29, 2009. CMHS served as fiscal sponsor and legal entity of the approved project. As of March 31, 2008, CMHS ceased operations. CMHS has requested permission for Northern Virginia Family Service to assume the grant. Northern Virginia has agreed to this request. The effect of this deviation request is to transfer the grant from the initial grantee to a new grantee with the scope and operations of the grant remaining unchanged.
Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement
Document Number: E8-20376
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement, Refugee Resettlement Office, Children and Families Administration
Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement
Document Number: E8-20375
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement, Refugee Resettlement Office, Children and Families Administration
Noncompetitive Urgent Single Source Unaccompanied Alien Children Trauma Initiative
Document Number: E8-16573
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-18
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement
Notice is hereby given that the Office of Refugee Resettlement's Division of Unaccompanied Children's Services (ORR/DUCS) will award a noncompetitive urgent single-source award to the Latin American Health Institute (LHI) to provide urgent care for unaccompanied alien children (UAC) in response to an unsolicited application. ORR/DUCS-funded facilities currently have very limited capacity to help UAC cope with potentially devastating consequences of trauma. Such limited trauma-informed services within the ORR/DUCS network of care puts UAC and the ORR/DUCS program at tremendous risk. A great number of UAC have been subjected to severe trauma, including sexual abuse and sexual assault in their home countries or on their journey to the U.S.; gang violence; domestic violence; traumatic loss of a parent; and physical abuse and neglect. In addition, UAC experience the increased probability of ongoing trauma as a result of their uncertain legal status and return to difficult life circumstances. ORR/DUCS-funded facilities currently have very limited specifically targeted capacity to help UAC cope with the potentially devastating consequences of trauma. Trauma affects children in very complex ways, including behavioral problems and potential involvement with the juvenile justice system; suicidal ideation and attempts; serious depression; and lasting delays in reaching emotional, cognitive, and interpersonal developmental milestones. ORR/DUCS-funded care providers are in a unique position to assist and intervene in these cases in order to minimize the harmful effects of past and possible ongoing trauma. The lack of expertise in addressing trauma leaves the ORR/DUCS- funded care provider facilities staff particularly vulnerable to the occupational hazards of working with traumatized children, such as vicarious trauma, boundary violations with children, job burnout, and high staff turnover. The youth workers in the ORR/DUCS-funded facilities do not have specific knowledge of childhood trauma and more importantly, they lack effective responses such that they are left ill-prepared to handle the complex needs of the UAC in their care. Without this type of expertise, staff in the facilities may in certain situations indirectly or unknowingly foster an environment that perpetuates trauma for the children. Trauma training will prepare care provider facility staff to better help UAC and to convey accurate information to their sponsors, thus creating safer outcomes for the youth and the communities where they are released. The LHI Unaccompanied Alien Children Trauma Initiative will provide specialized training in delivery of trauma- informed services, and identification of ways that promote mastery and resilience in trauma victims, based on proven expertise in child trauma and immigrant and refugee experience.
Limitation on Use of Funds and Eligibility for Funds Made Available by the Office of Refugee Resettlement, Within the Administration for Children and Families, of the Department of Health and Human Services, To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
Document Number: E8-3489
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-02-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement, Refugee Resettlement Office, Children and Families Administration
This proposed rule would implement two provisions of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) (22 U.S.C. Chapter 78), as amended by the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) of 2003 (Pub. L. 108-193), that provide limitations on the use of funds. The provisions at Title 22 of the U.S.C. 7110(g) prohibit programs from using trafficking funds to promote, support, or advocate the legalization or practice of prostitution. They make ineligible to receive funds any organization that promotes, supports, or advocates the legalization or the practice of prostitution if the organization operates a program that targets victims of severe forms of trafficking, unless the organization provides assistance to individuals solely after they are no longer engaged in activities that resulted from their being trafficked. This proposed rule applies to funds that Congress appropriates for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for anti-trafficking purposes under Title 22 of the United States Code.
Notice of Cancellation of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2004 Wilson-Fish Discretionary Grant Program Standing Announcement (HHS-2004-ACF-ORR-RW-0005)
Document Number: E8-2858
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-15
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement, Refugee Resettlement Office, Children and Families Administration
This notice cancels the FY 2004 Wilson-Fish Discretionary Grant Program Standing Announcement (HHS-2004-ACF-ORR-RW-0005) that was published in the Federal Register of April 5, 2004 (69 FR 17692-01). The Wilson-Fish Announcement will be published in FY 2008 at the Administration for Children and Families' Grant Opportunities Web page at: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/index.html and at http:// www.grants.gov. The title of the new Announcement will be the Wilson- Fish Alternative Program Standing Announcement. The new Standing Announcement and application packages will also be available at http:// www.grants.gov. Interested parties should register with http:// www.grants.gov to receive e-mail alerts announcing publication, application due dates, and application requirements.
Administration for Children and Families; Notice of Cancellation of Funding
Document Number: E7-25084
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement, Refugee Resettlement Office, Children and Families Administration
This notice cancels the FY 2004 Standing Announcement for Services to Recently Arrived Refugees (HHS-2004-ACF-ORR-RE-0004) that was published in the Federal Register on April 23, 2004 (Volume 69, pages 22275-22298). The three priority areas of the FY 2004 Standing Announcement for Services to Recently Arrived Refugees will be published in FY 2008 as three separate Standing Announcements at the Administration for Children and Families' Grant Opportunities Web page at http:// www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/index.html and at www.grants.gov. The titles of three Standing Announcements will be the Standing Announcement for the Preferred Communities Program; the Standing Announcement for Supplemental Services for Recently Arrived Refugees; and the Standing Announcement for Ethnic Community Self-Help. The new Standing Announcements and application packages will also be available at www.grants.gov. Interested parties should register with www.grants.gov to receive e-mail alerts announcing publication, application due dates, and application requirements.
Grant to United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Document Number: 05-18847
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-21
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement, Children and Families Administration
Notice is hereby given that a noncompetitive single source program expansion supplement to an ongoing competitive award is being made to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in response to an unsolicited application. The application is not within the scope of any existing or expected to be issued program announcement for the Fiscal Year 2006. USCCB's application is expected to address issues critical to the development and implementation of marriage education programs for refugees by opening three new program sites. In September of 2003, ORR awarded USCCB a grant of $1,000,000,000 to develop a Refugee Family Enrichment program which included technical assistance to subgrantees. Over the past two years, USCCB has established an effective program in sites that have successfully prepared thousands of refugee families for the challenges they will face during resettlement. Because other Refugee Marriage Enrichment grantees are primarily regional in scope, we believe USCCB is uniquely suited to effectively implement this supplemental award. USCCB has affiliates across the country and has no physical or programmatic limitations regarding which ethnic groups they can serve. We believe that by allowing them to increase the number of sites, that it would be a cost-effective way of helping more refugees develop the skills that help their marriages succeed and give their children a better chance of success in the U.S. Without it, these sites might struggle to provide refugee clients with the programs they need in order to achieve self-sufficiency. The proposed project period is 9/30/2005-9/29/2006. Assistance to support grantees in developing better approaches to the delivery of services provided to refugees is authorized by section 412(c)(1)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1522(c)(1)).
Final Notice for FY 2005 Formula Allocation for Targeted Assistance Grants to States for Services to Refugees
Document Number: 05-17373
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-02
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement, Refugee Resettlement Office, Children and Families Administration
This final notice announces the availability of funds and award procedures for FY 2005 Targeted Assistance Program (TAP) grants to States for services to refugees under the Refugee Resettlement Program (RRP). These grants are for service provision in localities with large refugee populations, high refugee concentrations, and where specific needs exist for supplementation of currently available resources. Qualification of counties for eligibility for targeted assistance program grants is determined once every three years as stated in the FY 1999 Notice of Proposed Availability of Targeted Assistance Allocations to States which was published in the Federal Register on March 10, 1999 (64 FR 11927). The FY 2002-FY 2004 three-year project cycle has expired. FY 2005 is the year for the re-qualification of counties for the three-year project cycle, FY 2005, FY 2006, and FY 2007 for TAP funds. Qualifications of counties are based on the arrivals of refugees (see Footnote 1, eligible population) during the 5-year period from FY 2000 through FY 2004, and on the concentration of the arrivals population as a percentage of the general population. Counties that qualify for TAP FY 2005 funds on the basis of the most current 5-year population are listed in this proposed notice in Table 1, Table 2, Table 4, and Table 6. Under this final notice, a total of 48 counties (Table 1) qualify for targeted assistance grants. Of these, 6 new counties (Table 2) qualify for targeted assistance grants, and 11 counties (Table 3) which previously received targeted assistance grants no longer qualify for targeted assistance program funding. Application Deadline: Application deadline for targeted assistance program funding will be September 12, 2005. A full application is required this qualifying year, FY 2005. Six (6) new counties are eligible for targeted assistance. Counties that have received TAP funds in the past and will continue to qualify for TAP have not been required to submit a full application since FY 2002. Application requirements in the second and third of a 3-year project cycle will be less extensive.