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93.584 Refugee and Entrant Assistance_Targeted Assistance
ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Immigration and Nationality Act, Section 412(c)(2), as amended; Refugee Assistance Extension Act of 1986, Public Law 99-605, 8 U.S.C. 1522(c); Refugee Education Assistance Act of 1980, Section 501(a), Public Law 96-422, 8 U.S.C. 1522 note; Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act of 1988, Section 584(c), Public Law 100-202; Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act of 1989, Public Law 100-461; Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act of 1990, Public Law 101-167; Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act of 1991, Public Law 101-513.
To provide funding for employment-related and other social services for refugees, asylees, Amerasians, and entrants in areas of high refugee concentration and high welfare utilization.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Assistance is limited to employment- related and other social services for refugees, asylees, Amerasians, and entrants, as defined an the authorizing Acts, supplemented by appropriate documentation from the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) in possession of the refugee.
Applicant Eligibility: The State agency designated as responsible for the Refugee Resettlement Program is eligible to receive funding for assistance to counties and similar areas in States where, because of factors such as unusually large refugee or entrant populations, high refugee or entrant concentrations in relation to the overall population, and high use of public assistance by refugees, there exists a need for supplementation of available resources for services to refugees.
Pre-application Coordination: None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Formula and Matching Requirements: The program provides funding, to the extent of available appropriations, for employment-related and other social services for eligible refugees, asylees, Amerasian immigrants, and entrants. The formula for allocation is not established in legislation. Funds are distributed to States according to a formula which takes into account refugee, asylee, Amerasian, and entrant arrivals in the past five fiscal years. Procedures for documenting the number of asylees are being developed. There is no cost-sharing or matching requirement. Targeted assistance funds must supplement, rather than supplant, existing State and local resources.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Quarterly expenditure and program performance (and related statistics) reports are provided by the State agency to ORR.
Account Identification: 75-1503-0-1-609.
In fiscal year 2001, 50 qualified counties in 29 States received formula funds to provide employment-related and other social services. In fiscal year 2002, a new budget cycle will begin. ORR will weigh both the 5-year arrival population (fiscal year 1997 through fiscal year 2001) for each county and the concentration of refugees within that county to determine eligibility for this program. In fiscal year 2002 and 2003 we estimate that 50 qualified counties in 29 States will receive formula funds to provide employment related and other social services.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
45 CFR Subpart L- 400.310 to 400.319. 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: Not applicable.
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
(1) Job development and placement; (2) on-the-job training; (3) business and employer incentives; (4) job- related and vocational English; and (5) short-term job training.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
A State with at least one qualifying county submits an application on behalf of the qualified counties in that State. Subsequent to the approval of the State's application by ORR, county governments develop local targeted assistance plans and submit them to the State.