Refugee and Entrant Assistance State/Replacement Designee Administered Programs

 

The Refugee Cash and Medical Assistance program reimburses States and State Replacement Designees for the cost of cash and medical assistance provided to refugees, certain Amerasians from Vietnam, Cuban and Haitian entrants, asylees, victims of a severe form of trafficking, and Iraqi and Afghan Special Immigrants during the first eight months after their arrival in this country or grant of asylum. Reimbursement is also provided for care of unaccompanied refugee minors and grantee administrative costs. Refugee Support Services formula funding may be used for employment and other social services for the same population for five years after their date of arrival or grant of asylum.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
93.566
Federal Agency/Office
Administration For Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
A - Formula Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2016 In FY2016, CMA grants awarded to 50 states. There will be 50 Social Services grants to states and Wilson/Fish . In FY 2016, 53 CMA grants were awarded to states and state replacement designees. There were 50 Social Services grants to states and Wilson Fish.
Fiscal Year 2017 In FY 2017, 61 CMA grants were issued to States, State Replacement Designees, and Wilson Fish agencies. During FY 2017 four states withdrew from providing refugee resettlement services: Kansas, New Jersey, Texas, and Maine. Funding is issued to State Replacement Designee agencies providing services in these states. There will be 55 Social Services grants to States, State Replacement Designees and Wilson Fish agencies.
Fiscal Year 2018 60 Refugee Cash and Medical Assistance and 59 Refugee Support Services grants were issued to States, Replacement Designees and Wilson Fish agencies.
Fiscal Year 2019 56 Refugee Cash and Medical Assistance and 56 Refugee Support Services grants were issued to States, Replacement Designees and Wilson Fish agencies.
Fiscal Year 2020 It is projected that 56 Refugee Cash and Medical Assistance and 54 Refugee Support Services grants will be issued to States and Replacement Designees.
Authorization
Refugee Education Assistance Act of 1980, Title V, Section 501(a), Public Law 96-422, 8 U.S.C. 1522 note, Statute 94,1799
William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, Section 212-235, Public Law 110-457
Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000, Public Law 106-386
Refugee Act of 1980, Section 412, Public Law 96-212, 8 U.S.C. 1522(e), Statute 94,111
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
State agencies and Replacement Designees are eligible to apply for these funds.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Refugees, certain Amerasians from Vietnam, Cuban and Haitian entrants, asylees, victims of a severe form of trafficking, and Iraqi and Afghan Special Immigrants are eligible for benefits and services.
Credentials/Documentation
Assistance is authorized for refugees, certain Amerasians from Vietnam, asylees, Cuban and Haitian entrants, asylees, victims of a severe form of trafficking, and Iraqi and Afghan Special Immigrants with documentation on their immigration status.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Grantees are required to submit a State Plan, an Annual Service Plan, and annual State Cash and Medical Assistance estimates.
Award Procedure
Cash and Medical Assistance grants are made to State agencies and State Replacement Designees following submittal of approved State Plans and annual State expenditure estimates (ORR-1). For Refugee Support Services grants, State agencies, and Replacement Designees must submit an Annual Service Plan.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Appeals
For existing recipients, appeals in regards to disputes may take place in accordance with 45 CFR Part 16, subject to the limitations of the Appendix A. Also: States may request a hearing on the decisions made by the Director or designee on any plan or plan amendment in accordance with 45 CFR 400.9.
Renewals
Annual submission of Cash and Medical Assistance Program Estimates for the Refugee Cash and Medical grant is required in order to receive funding. Annual submission of an Annual Service Plan for Refugee Support Services grants is required in order to receive funding.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Assistance is limited to refugees, certain Amerasians from Vietnam, Cuban and Haitian entrants, asylees, victims of a severe form of trafficking, and Iraqi and Afghan Special Immigrants. Costs of case management services, as defined in 45 CFR 400.2, may not be charged to the grant.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: ORR regularly monitors grantees, including Cash and Medical Assistance, Refugee Support Services, and the Unaccompanied Refugee Minors program. The ORR monitoring team reviews with grantee staff the eligibility and documentation requirements of beneficiaries and verifies the maintenance of accurate and up-to-date client files. ORR also monitors financial, aggregate and case-level assistance reports and reviews State Plans and State Plan amendments.
Auditing
45 CFR Part 75 Subpart F applies to this program.
Records
The grantee must maintain financial and program records in accordance with 45 CFR 75.361-365.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Funds are awarded on a quarterly basis. Funds for Cash and Medical Assistance and administrative costs must be obligated within the fiscal year of appropriation and liquidated within the next fiscal year. Funds for services for unaccompanied refugee minors may be obligated and expended in the year of award and in the subsequent year. Funds for Refugee Support Services must be obligated by end of the fiscal year after the fiscal year of appropriation and liquidated within the following fiscal year. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Quarterly.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Carl Rubenstein
Mary E. Switzer Building
330 C Street SW, 8th Floor West
Washington, DC 20201 US
carl.rubenstein@acf.hhs.gov
Phone: (202) 205-5933
Fax: (202) 205-5888
Website Address
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/orr
Financial Information
Account Identification
75-1503-0-1-609
Obligations
(Formula Grants) FY 18$161,616,366.00; FY 19 est $164,921,692.00; FY 20 est $118,982,000.00; FY 17$121,359,160.00; FY 16$121,870,000.00; - Social Services Formula Grants(Formula Grants) FY 18$226,540,964.00; FY 19 est $257,553,000.00; FY 20 est $252,893,590.00; FY 17$377,574,141.00; FY 16$409,600,000.00; - Refugee Cash and Medical Assistance Grants
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
In FY 2018, the Refugee Cash and Medical Assistance program grants ranged from $11,070 to $38,763,643: the Refugee Support Services program grants ranged from $75,000 to $35,298,954.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
45 CFR Part 400, Subparts A-I.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.