Refugee and Entrant Assistance Targeted Assistance Grants

The Targeted Assistance Grant program provides funding for employment-related and other social services for refugees, certain Amerasians from Vietnam, Cuban and Haitian Entrants, asylees, victims of a severe form of trafficking, and Iraqi and Afghan Special Immigrants in areas with large refugee populations.

An arrival must be within five years of arriving in this country or grant of asylum to be eligible for services under these grants.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Catholic Charities Maine $ 84,291   2016-10-012018-09-30
Catholic Charities Of Southern Nevada $ 402,291   2016-10-012018-09-30
Catholic Charities, Inc. $ 250,833   2016-10-012018-09-30
Catholic Charities, Diocese Of Fort Worth, Inc. $ 783,022   2016-10-012018-09-30
Jannus, Inc. $ 193,604   2016-10-012018-09-30
Catholic Charities, Diocese Of San Diego $ 203,719   2016-10-012018-09-30
Lutheran Social Services Of South Dakota $ 66,723   2016-10-012018-09-30
Lutheran Social Services Of North Dakota $ 69,119   2016-10-012018-09-30
Refugee Services Of Texas, Inc. $ 585,159   2016-10-012018-09-30
International Rescue Committee, Inc. $ 81,896   2016-10-012018-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: Fiscal Year 2016: 37 TAG Grants were awarded in FY 2016. Fiscal Year 2017: Fiscal Year 2017: It is estimated that there will be 42 TAG Grants awarded in FY 2017. Fiscal Year 2018: Fiscal Year 2018: It is estimated that there will be 0 TAG Grants awarded in FY 2018.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Assistance may be used for employment-related and other social services for refugees, certain Amerasians, Cuban and Haitian entrants, asylees, victims of a severe form of trafficking, and Afghan and Iraqi Special Immigrants.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State agencies, State Replacement Designees, and Wilson/Fish Alternative projects are eligible to receive funding for assistance to counties and Targeted Assistance Areas where, because of factors such as large refugee population, there exists a need for supplementation of available resources for services to refugees.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Refugees, certain Amerasians, Cuban and Haitian Entrants, asylees, victims of a severe form of trafficking, and Iraqi and Afghan Special Immigrants. Potential beneficiaries must be within five years of arrival in this country or grant of asylum to be eligible for services.

Credentials/Documentation

Documentation on immigration status. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.

Award Procedures

Grants are made to State agencies on behalf of qualified counties. Counties are requalified for Targeted Assistance grants every three years based on the number of arrivals in a county. Current program will end with FY 2017 due to Presidents FY 2018 budget request.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Refugee Act of 1980, Section 412, Public Law 96-212, 94 Stat. 111, 8 U.S.C 1522; Refugee Education Assistance Act of 1980, Public Law 96-422, 8 U.S.C 1522 note; Victims of Trafficking Violence and Protection Act of 2000, Public Law 106-386; Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2008, Public Law 110-161; Defense Authorization Act of 2008, Public Law 110-181; Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2010, 123 Stat. 3409.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Grants were issued for a three-year project period with annual budget periods. A one-year extension project period began in FY 2017. Counties and Targeted Assistance Areas that qualified in FY 2014 to FY2016 will continue to qualify for Targeted Assistance grants through FY 2017.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Funds are awarded on a yearly basis and must be obligated by the end of the fiscal year following the year of award. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Trimester program performance reports (ORR-6).

Cash reports are not applicable.

No progress reports are required.

Quarterly expenditure reports (SF-425) are required.

ORR on-site monitoring teams review with grantee staff the eligibility and documentation requirements for this program and verify the maintenance of accurate and up-to-date client files.

ORR staff also monitors State financial, aggregate services, and case level reports.

Cash reports are not applicable.

No progress reports are required.

Quarterly expenditure reports (SF-425) are required.

ORR on-site monitoring teams review with grantee staff the eligibility and documentation requirements for this program and verify the maintenance of accurate and up-to-date client files.

ORR staff also monitor State financial, aggregate services, and case level reports.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

Records

The grantee must maintain financial and program records for three years after the grantee submits the last expenditure report for the funding period.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-1503-0-1-609.

Obigations

(Formula Grants) FY 16 $47,872,000; FY 17 est $42,840,000; and FY 18 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

In FY 2016, Awards ranged from $96,559 to $16,056,829. The average award was $1,292,997.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

45 CFR Subpart L - 400.310 to 400.319.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Carl Rubenstein Mary E. Switzer Building 330 C Street SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20201 Email: carl.rubenstein@acf.hhs.gov Phone: (202) 205-5933 Fax: (202) 205-5888

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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