The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) welcomes the submission of proposals for the Reception and Placement (R&P) Program for FY 2022.
The purpose of the R&P Program is to promote the successful reception and placement of all persons who are admitted to the United States under the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program.
For the purpose of this announcement, refugee is defined as a person admitted to the United States under section 207(c) of the INA, as amended, or a person to whom eligibility for the resettlement assistance available to individuals admitted under section 207 (c) has been extended by statute.
The Bureau intends to award Cooperative Agreements (CA) for FY 2022 to well-qualified non-profit organizations able to offer a range of services throughout networks of multiple locations across the United States.
This will include applicants that have demonstrated satisfactory performance under previous agreements with the Bureau and/or applicants that meet the selection criteria described below and have demonstrated the ability to provide required services
The goals of the R&P Program administered by the Bureau are:
- To ensure the ability to receive promptly into the United States all refugees approved for admission under applicable provisions of the INA;
- To ensure that all refugees approved for admission to the United States are provided with reception and placement services appropriate to their personal circumstances;
- To maintain national capacity for the reception and placement of refugees, in accordance with admissions ceilings determined annually by the President after consultation with the Congress; and,
- To assist refugees in achieving economic self-sufficiency in coordination with other refugee services and assistance programs authorized by the INA and any mainstream services and assistance programs for which refugees are eligible.
Core program objectives for FY 2022 include the following:
- Resettlement Agency management ensures sound and timely operations to appropriately prepare and plan for refugee arrivals to the United States.
- Resettlement Agency management provides sound oversight and support to maintain a flexible, well-equipped, and knowledgeable affiliate network.
- Resettlement Affiliates deliver timely and individualized services that promote refugee well-being, integration, and self-sufficiency.
- Resettlement Affiliates regularly engage, inform, and consult resettlement partners in their communities.
- Resettlement Affiliates ensure refugees are connected to appropriate services and oriented to their new communities.
- Resettlement Affiliates involve local communities to increase assistance and other integration support to refugees.
- Funding Limits: The Bureau anticipates award amounts will vary based on placement plans and overall national management and affiliate funding needs.
- There is no funding floor or ceiling for this award. However, total award amounts will be contingent on funding avail-abilities.
- Proposed program start date: October 1, 2021
- Duration of Activity: October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022.
- Applicants must continue to re-compete for PRM funding each year.
- In funding a project one year, PRM makes no representations that it will continue to fund the project in successive years and encourages applicants to seek a wide array of donors to ensure long-term funding possibilities.
- The Bureau intends to award CAs for FY 2022 to well-qualified non-profit organizations able to offer a range of services throughout networks of multiple locations across the United States.
- This will include applicants that have demonstrated satisfactory performance under previous agreements with the Bureau and/or applicants that meet the selection criteria described below and have demonstrated the ability to provide required services in a cost-effective manner.
- The Bureau is interested in proposals that demonstrate cost efficiencies, including private funding sources, and economies of scale based on the number of refugees to be served.
- Applicants should understand that participation in the FY 2021 R&P Program is neither a pre-condition for nor a guarantee of continued participation in FY 2022.
- In order to be considered for participation in the program, applicants must:
- Be a well-established social service provider with demonstrated case management expertise and experience managing a network of affiliates that provide reception and placement or similar services to refugees or other migrant populations in the United States;
- Have been a non-profit in operation for at least three full years with 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education;
- Document the availability of private financial resources to contribute to the program; and
- Operate in multiple locations across the United States.
Failure to satisfy any of the four required qualifications above will preclude further consideration for participation in the program.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=332954