The Reception and Placement (R&P) Program for the initial reception and placement of refugees in the United States is managed by the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration of the Department of State (hereinafter referred to as the "Bureau").
The purpose of the R&P Program is to promote
the successful reception and placement of all persons who are admitted to the United States under the U. S. Refugee Admissions Program.
For the purpose of this announcement, refugee is defined as a person admitted to the United States under section 207(c) of the INA, as amended, or a person to whom eligibility for the resettlement assistance available to individuals admitted under section 207 (c) has been extended by statute.
To accomplish this goal, the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) recognizes the desirability for public or private non-profit organizations to provide R&P services and to assist refugees to achieve economic self-sufficiency as quickly as possible.
The program goals and objectives set forth in this announcement have been established in accordance with these statutory provisions.
The goals of the R&P Program administered by the Bureau are:A.
To ensure the ability to receive promptly into the United States all refugees approved for admission under applicable provisions of the INA; B.
To ensure that all refugees approved for admission to the United States are provided with reception and placement services appropriate to their personal circumstances; C.
To maintain national capacity for the reception and placement of refugees, in accordance with admissions ceilings determined annually by the President after consultation with the Congress; and,D.
To assist refugees in achieving economic self-sufficiency in coordination with other refugee services and assistance programs authorized by the INA that enable refugees to be successfully resettled.The Bureau partners with and provides partial financial support to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to carry out the R&P Program.
Participating organizations are expected to combine the Bureaus financial assistance with existing and projected private resources for the provision of R&P services for refugees admitted to the United States during the period October 1, 2012 through September 30, 201 3. The R&P service period is defined as an initial 30-day period that can be extended up to 90 days should more than 30 days be required to complete delivery of R&P services.