The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announces funding for the Preferred Communities (PC) Program to support the resettlement of especially vulnerable populations of newly arrived refugees in preferred locations to facilitate their achievement of self-sufficiency.
Services under the PC Program include, but are not limited to, intensive case management, culturally and linguistically appropriate linkages, and coordination with other service providers to improve these refugees’ access to services.
The goal of the PC Program is the successful resettlement and integration of especially vulnerable groups of newly and longer-term refugee arrivals (and other ORR client populations). The PC Program encompasses a comprehensive approach for refugee self-sufficiency and integration with the following four objectives:
- To facilitate the achievement of self-sufficiency of especially vulnerable refugee populations with special needs.
- To support, through the use of pass-through funds to affiliates and implementing partners, the development of PC Programs’ capacity to assist special-needs refugee clients who require intensive case management.
- To provide resources for PC Programs to develop new capacity for placement and to cover the costs of changing community placements so that refugees, including those with special or unique needs, are resettled in particular sites where they will have optimal chances of attaining self-sufficiency and of integrating in their new communities.
- To alleviate the impact of increased or unanticipated arrivals in communities where state formula funds have not been allocated or are inadequate.
- Estimated Total Program Funding: $32,000,000
- Award Ceiling: $4,500,000
- Award Floor: $1,500,000
- Independent school districts
- Private institutions of higher education
- State governments
- Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
- Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
- Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
- City or township governments
- Special district governments
- Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
- Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
- County governments
- Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Note: Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement. Applications from individuals (including sole proprietorship) and foreign entities are not eligible and will be disqualified from competitive review and from funding under this announcement.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=328868