The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) invites States to submit applications for funds to support local school systems that are impacted by significant numbers of refugee children. ORR expects to award approximately $15 million to States for this purpose. The application should: (a) Make a case for documenting significant impact of refugee children, (b) Specify the purposes for which the funding would be used, and (c) Show that the proposed purposes are related to educating refugee children. Applications will be screened and evaluated as indicated in this program announcement. Awards will be contingent on the outcome of the competition and the availability of funds.  Eligibility for refugee social services includes: (1) refugees; (2) asylees; (3) Cuban and Haitian entrants under section 501 of the Refugee Education Assistance Act of 1980 (Pub. L. 96-422); (4) certain Amerasians from Vietnam who are admitted to the U.S. as immigrants under section 584 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, as included in the FY 1988 Continuing Resolution (Pub. L. 100-202); (5) certain Amerasians from Vietnam who are U.S. citizens under Title II of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act of 1989 (Pub. L. 100-461), 1990 (Pub. L. 101-167), and 1991 (Pub. L. 101-513); and (6) victims of a severe form of trafficking who receive certification or eligibility letters from ORR and certain family members who have been granted derivative T visas (see 45 CFR 400.43 and ORR State Letters Number 01-13 as modified by State Letter Number 02-01 and Number 04-12 on trafficking victims). For convenience, the term "refugee" is used in this notice to encompass all such eligible persons. Additional information on eligibility is available at: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/orr/policy/s101-13.htm; http://www.acf.hhs.gov/porgrams/orr/policy/s102-01.htm; and http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/orr/policy/s104-12.htm.
Who can apply:
Nonprofits That Do Not Have A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
State (Includes District Of Columbia; Includes Institutions Of Higher Education And Hospitals)
Eligible functional categories:
Refugee and Entrant Assistance_Discretionary Grants
If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact:
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families