Cuban/Haitian Entrant Program

(1) To provide primary resettlement services to Cubans and Haitians, paroled into the United States by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for humanitarian reasons and; (2) to provide secondary resettlement assistance to Cuban and Haitian entrants living in south Florida whose initial resettlement
did not lead to their achievement of economic self-sufficiency.

Agency - Department of Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security has three primary missions: Prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce America's vulnerability to terrorism and minimize the damage from potential attacks and natural disasters.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

DHS/USCIS/IO/HAB/Miami CHEP Office 99 SE 5th Street Miami, FL 33131.
Website Address

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
United States Conference Of Catholic Bishops $ 4,920,461   2012-12-192014-05-12
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Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: 12,256 entrants served. Fiscal Year 2017: 16,000 entrants served. Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Assistance is limited to Cuban and Haitian entrants as defined in the authorizing Act.

Federal policy governs further eligibility factors.

The scope of services for which funds are available to grantees, or cooperative agreement recipients, are defined in program announcements published in the Federal Register dated March 9, 1981, January 5, 1983, July 5, 1985, April 12, 1988, June 26, 1989, and January 5, 1995.

See program announcement published in Federal Register dated March 9, 1981, January 5, 1983, July 5, 1985, April 12, 1988, June 26, 1989, January 5, 1995.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Public or Private, nonprofit organizations or agencies, and under certain conditions for-profit organizations, agencies, or institutions.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Cuban and Haitian nationals who meet the definition of entrant set forth in Title V, Section 501(e) of Public Law 96-422.


Persons for whom assistance is authorized through resettlement programs are limited to Cuban and Haitian nationals who possess documentation as described in Title V of the Refugee Education Assistance Act of 1980 (Public Law 96-422). 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

An environmental impact statement is required for this program.

An environmental impact assessment is required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Application deadline and other information are contained in the application/program guidance.

Award Procedures

Applications or plans are reviewed by DHS program and administrative staff. Any issues or concerns noted in the application will be negotiated with the successful applicant prior to the award being issued.


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


Refugee Education Assistance Act of 1980, Executive Order Executive Order 12341, January 21, 1982, Public Law 96-422; Economy Act of 1932, 31 U.S.C 1535.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Refer to program guidance document.




A grant or cooperative agreement may be amended in order to extend the program and budgetary period if funds are available and the proposed amendment does not represent a substantive deviation from previous services or costs. Applications may also be renewed through the competitive process after the end of the program period.

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

Refer to program guidance. Awards are subject to the Cash Management Improvement Act for payment and/or reimbursement of expenditures. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payment based on project need.

Post Assistance Requirements


Refer to program guidance document.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Refer to program guidance document.

Refer to program guidance document.

Grantees are required to submit quarterly financial and performance reports.

Quarterly 'Progress Reports' must include the progress of each sub-grant award.

Reports are due 30 days after the end of each quarter: January 30, April 30, July 30, and October 30.

Final financial and performance reports are due 90 days after the expiration or termination of grant award.


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. These audits are due to the cognizant Federal agency, submitted through the Federal Audit Clearinghouse, not later than 9 months after the end of the grantees fiscal year.


Grant records shall be retained for a period of 3 years from the day the recipient submits its final expenditure report. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit, or other action involving the records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records must be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later. Grant records include financial and program/progress reports, support documents, statistical records, and other documents that support the activity and/or expenditure of the recipient or sub-recipient under the award.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $18,132,120; FY 17 est $19,343,608; and FY 18 est $19,400,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Refer to program guidance.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Several regulations apply to the resettlement grants. Until further notice, these include but are not limited to: 28 CFR Part 42, Sub-parts C,G, H and OMB Circular Nos. A-110, A-122, A-133, and Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Sub-part 32.1.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. DHS/USCIS/IO/HAB/Miami CHEP Office 99 SE 5th Street Miami, FL 33131.

Headquarters Office

DHS/USCIS/IO/HAB 20 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., 3rd Floor , Washington, District of Columbia 20529 Phone: (1-800) 375-5283

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Refer to the program guidance for information on criteria for selecting proposals. The applicant provides for effective program structure and accountability as demonstrated by administrative and programmatic controls, as well as program and client records and reports. (10 POINTS) F. The adequacy of the program evaluation plan, including the methodology and criteria for evaluating effective of the program in resettling the clients. (10 POINTS). Programmatic control, predictability and accountability as evidenced by the structure and continuity inherent in the program design. (15 POINTS) 5. The adequacy of the plans for: a. developing and updating individual client service plans; and, b. the proposed system of case management. (10 POINTS) 6. The reasonableness of the proposed budget and budget narrative, in relation to proposed program activities. (10 POINTS) 7. The plan for program evaluation, including the methodology and criteria for evaluation the program. (5 POINTS) 8. The degree to which the application has provided written documented evidence of community support and acceptance of the program. (5 POINTS).

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