Deadline: 27 June 2017
The admissions process for refugee applicants seeking resettlement in the United States is overseen by the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration of the Department of State (the Bureau).
The purpose of Resettlement Support Centers (RSC) Africa, Turkey and the Middle East (TuME), and Eurasia are to assist the Bureau in preparing the necessary casework for persons in selected locations in sub-Saharan Africa, Turkey and Lebanon, and Europe and Central Asia, respectively, eligible for interview by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) under the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP).
- RSC completes processing for refugee applicants in accordance with USRAP guidelines and the cooperative agreement.
- Percent of target number of refugee applicants pre-screened.
- Percent of circuit rides with an average score of 4 or 5 on the DHS Mission Support Feedback Form.
- RSC maintains program integrity and protects against fraud and malfeasance, in accordance with PRM Program Integrity Guidelines and the cooperative agreement.
- Percent compliance with required measures under Program Integrity Guidelines.
- Percent of staff and refugee applicants aware of fraud reporting channels.
- RSC management provides oversight and support to maintain a trained and knowledgeable workforce.
- Number of RSC staff receiving on-boarding training, and specialized training as needed, to achieve USRAP objectives.
- Percent of staff able to demonstrate knowledge required to fulfill their job.
- RSC maintains professional and respectful services, environment, and communications with refugee applicants.
- Number of refugee applicant inquiries responded to within two weeks.
- Percent of refugee applicants reporting satisfaction with quality of interactions with RSC.
- For organizations competing for RSC TuME, project proposals must not be more than $14,000,000 per year or they will be disqualified.
- For organizations competing for RSC Eurasia, project proposals must not be more than $5,500,000 per year or they will be disqualified.
- For organizations competing for RSC Africa, project proposals must not be more than $20,000,000 per year or they will be disqualified.
- Organizations eligible to submit proposals include entities that have demonstrated satisfactory performance working as a U.S. Department of State-funded organization with the United State Refugee Admissions Program, domestically or overseas, within the last five years.
- Organizations must also meet the following requirements in order to be considered as candidates to operate the RSC:
- Be one of the following types of organization:
- Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with IRS, other than institutions of higher education;
- Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) status with IRS, other than institutions of higher education;
- International Organizations.
How to Apply
Application packages may be downloaded via given website.
For more information, please visit Grants.gov.