U.S. Refugee Admissions Program


Initial reception and placement program for refugees approved for admission in the United States. Program objectives include: (1) arranging for refugees' placement by ensuring that approved refugees are sponsored and offered appropriate assistance upon arrival in the United States; (2) providing refugees with basic necessities and core services during their initial resettlement period in the United States; and (3) promoting refugee self-sufficiency through employment as soon as possible after arrival in the United States in coordination with other refugee service and assistance programs.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, Department of State
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), as amended and The Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962, as amended (MRAA), Title 22, Section 2601 et seq, U.S.C.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
private non-profit organizations
Beneficiary Eligibility
Refugees approved under the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program will benefit.
Not applicable.
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. Eligible organizations must submit proposals for the Bureau's consideration via Grants.gov in response to funding opportunity announcements posted by the Bureau on Grants.gov, with Bureau review occurring following the announcement deadline. Organization representatives are also encouraged to communicate directly with Bureau program officers regarding priorities and funding timelines. Organizations that have never received PRM funding must be prepared to demonstrate that their organizations meet the financial and accounting requirements of the U.S. Government before they can be eligible to receive Bureau funding.
Award Procedure
The Assistant Secretary of the Bureau makes funding decisions based on the Director of the Office of Admissions' recommendations for all reception and placement awards and warranted grants officers within the Bureau sign the cooperative agreement.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Renewals or extensions require additional approval.
How are proposals selected?
Cooperative agreements are made on the basis of a panel review using evaluation criteria specified in the request for proposal.
How may assistance be used?
The cooperative agreement provides financial support to partially cover the identified services based on a fixed per capita sum per refugee resettled in the United States. Allocation of funds is also based on the organization's reported expenses for its headquarters each fiscal year.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
The Recipient will have the U.S. Government Federal funds awarded to it included in an appropriate audit or audits performed by independent public accountants in accordance with U.S. Government Auditing Standards established by the Comptroller General of the United States covering financial audits. In particular, the audit must be able to confirm that reported charges were actually incurred in the amounts reported and that such reported charges were not based on average costs of similar or grouped expenses and that they were not allocated based on shared resources. Specific audit requirements will be written into the grant or cooperative agreement.
The grantee shall maintain a case file for each refugee case unit admitted into the United States as well as comply with all other retention and access requirements for records as set forth in 22 CFR 145.53.
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 fiscal year basis, October 1 through September 30. Funds are awarded on a reimbursement basis through a per capita and reported expenses.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Megan Ritter
Department of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, 2025 E St. NW, Washington, DC 20522-0908
Washington, DC 20522-0908 USA
Phone: (202) 453-9254
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18$132,205,521.00; FY 19 est $132,000,000.00; FY 20 est $132,000,000.00; FY 15$183,366,549.00; FY 12$139,108,670.00; FY 13$160,037,505.00; FY 16$227,636,918.00; FY 17 est $227,000,000.00; FY 14$186,108,092.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
All inquiries should be directed to the information contacts listed below.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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