The published funding opportunity announcement has been modified in Section II.
Federal Award Information.
The modifications are as follows:
Estimated Total Funding has been changed from $13,500,000 to $20,000,000 Expected Number of Awards has been changed from 15 to 10 Award Ceiling
has been changed from $2,500,000 to $10,000,000 Award Floor remains at $100,000 Average Projected Award Amount has been changed from $900,000 to $2,000,000 The Office of Refugee Resettlement/Division of Children's Services (ORR/DCS), within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), provides temporary shelter care and other child welfare-related services to unaccompanied children (UC) in ORR custody.
Residential care services begin once ORR accepts a UC for placement and ends when the UC is released from ORR custody, turns 18 years of age or the UC's immigration case results in a final disposition of removal from the United States.
Residential care and other child welfare-related services are provided by state-licensed residential care programs in the least restrictive setting appropriate for the UC's age and needs.
ORR is announcing this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to seek long-term foster care providers.
Long term foster care providers are required to be licensed in the state in which they are located to provide foster care services and are required to meet the needs of UC by providing quality care in a community setting.
UC who may qualify for placement in long-term foster care include UC between the ages of 0-17 years of age, sibling groups, pregnant/parenting teens and/or UC who are especially vulnerable or with other needs.
All entities, funded under this FOA, must also comply with the Flores v.
Reno, Case No.
CV 85-4544RJK (C.D.
1996) (the Flores settlement agreement), the Perez-Olano Settlement Agreement, Case No.
14, 2010), pertinent regulations, laws, and ORR policies, instructions, and procedures.
ORR encourages applicants to review ORR's policies, instructions, and procedures http://www.acf.hhs.gov/ programs/orr/resource/children- entering-the-united- states- unaccompanied as these will be critical to the overall program design.