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93.579 U.S. Repatriation

FEDERAL AGENCY:

ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

AUTHORIZATION:

Social Security Act, Section 1113; 24 U.S.C. 9.
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To provide temporary assistance, care, and treatment for individuals after their return to the United States from travel in a foreign country due to physical or mental illness, destitution, or because of war, the threat of war, or a similar crisis.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Project Grants.
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

The International Social Service (ISS) provides assistance, money, food, shelter, clothing and transportation. Repatriates agree to repay costs to Federal government.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:   Eligibility must be certified by an international social service organization with expertise in mental health, child welfare, and the criminal justice system.

Beneficiary Eligibility:   U.S. citizens abroad.

Credentials/Documentation:   Applicants submit a signed SF 424 to the Department of Health and Human Services. This document includes a detailed program description and budget.

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APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Pre-application Coordination:   This program is excluded from coverage by E.O. 12372.

Application Procedure:   ACF discretionary grants procedures.

Award Procedure:   Grants are awarded through ACF discretionary grants procedures.

Deadlines:   Listed in the Federal Register.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:   Two months.

Appeals:   Not applicable.

Renewals:   There are four continuation years.

ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:   Not applicable.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:   This is a 5 year project period.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:   Program and financial reports are due on a semi-annual schedule.

Audits:   Subsumed in Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) audit procedures.

Records:   Not applicable.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification:   75-1501-0-1-609.

Obligations:   (Grant) FY 01 $1,000,000; FY 02 est $1,000,000; and FY 03 est $1,000,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  
One Cooperative Agreement is awarded each year of the project period.

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PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Assistance was provided to 168 persons in fiscal year 2001. It is estimated that assistance will be provided to 170 persons in fiscal year 2002 and 175 persons in fiscal year 2003.

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

45 CFR 211-212. A brochure entitled "Temporary Assistance for Repatriates" is available from the Headquarters Office at no charge.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:   Not applicable.

Headquarters Office:   Elizabeth B. Russell Coordinator, HHS Repatriation Program U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children & Families Office of Refugee Resettlement Mary E. Switzer Building, 330 C Street, SW , Washington, District of Columbia 20201 Email: Elizabeth.Russell@acf.hhs.gov Phone: (202) 401-4845 Fax: (202) 401-0981

Web Site Address:  
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/orr

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

There is one cooperative agreement with ISS USA.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

Listed in the Federal Register Notice.

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