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93.566 Refugee and Entrant Assistance_State Administered Programs
ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Refugee Act of 1980, Section 412, 94 Stat. 111, 8 U.S.C. 1522, as amended, Public Laws 96-212, 97-363 and 99-605; Refugee Education Assistance Act of 1980, Title V, 94 Stat. 1809, 8 U.S.C. 1522 note, as amended, Public Laws 96-422, 96-424, 97-35, 100-436, 101-166, 101-302, 101-517, and 102-170.
To subsidize States for assistance provided to refugees, asylees, Cuban and Haitian entrants, victims of a severe form of trafficking and certain Amerasians from Vietnam for resettlement throughout the country, by funding maintenance and medical assistance, and social services for eligible refugees, asylums, Cuban and Haitian entrants and certain Amerasians from Vietnam. State agencies may purchase training and services from other providers. Refugees in the U.S. may be assisted regardless of national origin.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Assistance is limited to refugees, asylees, Cuban and Haitian entrants, and certain Amerasians from Vietnam as defined in the authorizing Acts, supplemented by appropriate documentation from the Immigration and Naturalization Service in possession of the refugee. Federal policy governs other eligibility factors. The scope of services for which funds are available to State and local welfare and health agencies for assistance on behalf of eligible refugees is similar to that in the regular domestic public assistance programs.
Applicant Eligibility: The State agency designated by the State as responsible for the Refugee Resettlement Program is eligible to receive subsidies for providing cash and medical assistance and social services to eligible refugees.
Pre-application Coordination: None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Formula and Matching Requirements: In fiscal year 2002, the program will subsidize, to the extent of available appropriations, cash and medical assistance and social services provided to or on behalf of eligible refugees and Cuban and Haitian entrants. This program has a statutory formula for social services, but no other statutory formula or matching requirements.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Quarterly expenditure and program performance (and related statistics) reports are provided by the State agency.
Account Identification: 75-1503-0-1-609.
In fiscal year 2001, almost 84,200 refugees, Amerasians, and entrants arrived in the U.S. Forty-six States and the District of Columbia retained approved plans for refugee resettlement. In fiscal year 2002, we expect about 70,000 refugees and Amerasians and 20,000 entrants from Cuba and Haiti. For fiscal year 2002, the refugee ceiling has been set at 75,000; in addition, we anticipate about 20,000 Cuban/Haitian entrants. In addition, we will assist an unknown number of persons granted asylum. For FY 2003, we expect 75,000 refugees, 20,000 Cuban and Haitian entrants and about 500 victims of a severe form of trafficking. In addition, we will assist an unknown number of asylees.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
45 CFR 400, Subpart E and Subpart G. Various materials are available on request from the Office of Refugee resettlement, Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC 20447.
Regional or Local Office: None.
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
(1) Cash assistance for up to 8 months, (2) case management, (3) employment services, and (4) English language training.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
Notice of the criteria for awarding funds for special project grants are published in the Federal Register.