New Funding Alerts

Below are links to time-sensitive funding announcements from various sources for your information and convenience only.  Please direct any questions to the respective grantor/funding source.

Allocations & Award Announcements:

  • California Newcomer Education and Well-Being (CalNEW) Funding:
    Assembly Bill 99 (Chapter 15, Statutes of 2017) appropriated ten million dollars ($10,000,000) from the State General Fund to the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) over three fiscal years beginning in State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2017-18 to provide additional services for refugees and other eligible school-age students served by the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement.  Seven school districts applied for funding and all seven were awarded based on the strength of their application, a proportional cost-per-case per student to be served, and the number of current and recent refugee and Special Immigrant Visa arrivals in the region.  The selected school districts will be eligible to receive second and third-year funding at the same level subject to availability of funds and satisfactory progress of each individual CalNEW project.
  • FFY 2017 Refugee Targeted Assistance Formula Allocations to States and Wilson/Fish Alternative Project Grantees:
    The ORR and Administration for Children & Families (ACF) announced the allocation of Refugee Targeted Assistance (TA) formula to States and Wilson/Fish Alternative Project grantees.  The table of FFY 2017 Allocations to Counties may be found via ORR Dear Colleague Letter #17-09.  Please see the FFY 2017 TA Allocations to Counties letter for specific information on refugee impacted counties.  The purpose of the TA program is to provide employment and other resettlement services to refugees, Amerasians, asylees, Cuban and Haitian entrants, certified victims of trafficking and Iraqis and Afghans with Special Immigrant Visas.

  • Award Announcement – Refugee School Impact (RSI) Funding:
    The California Department of Social Services (CDSS), Refugee Programs Bureau (RPB) is pleased to announce the receipt of funding under the Refugee School Impact (RSI) for Federal Fiscal Year 2016/17 from the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR).  The CDSS has been awarded $1,000,000 ( RSI Awardees) for the period of October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017.  The RSI’s primary focus is to assist refugee school age students who have been in the U.S. three years or less to improve their academic performance and social adjustment to schools through such activities as supplemental English language instruction, after-school tutoring programs focused on helping refugee students understand and complete assignments, after-school/summer programs that support remedial work or promote school readiness and parental involvement programs.

  • FFY 2016 Refugee Social Services Formula Allocations to States and Wilson/Fish Alternative Project Grantees:
    The ORR and ACF announced the allocation of Refugee Social Services (RSS) formula allocations to States and Wilson/Fish Alternative Project grantees.  The table of FFY 2016 Allocations to Counties may be found via ORR Dear Colleague Letter #16-06.  Please see the FFY 2016 RSS Allocations to Counties (Additional Funding) letter for specific information on refugee impacted counties.  The purpose of the RSS program is to provide employment and other resettlement services to refugees, Amerasians, asylees, Cuban and Haitian entrants, certified victims of trafficking and Iraqis and Afghans with Special Immigrant Visas.  See RCL No. 16-09 for the initial FFY 2016 Allocations to Counties announcement.  
     
  • RSS Set Aside:
  • Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (URM):  The URM program provides culturally and linguistically-appropriate child welfare, foster care, and independent living services to unaccompanied minors in the United States (U.S.) who are: Refugees, Cuban/Haitian entrants, Asylees, Victims of human trafficking, who receive an Office of Refugee Resettlement’s (ORR) eligibility letter, Non-citizen victims of domestic violence and other serious crimes who have been granted a U-Visa from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, and meets all other eligibility requirements, or Youths granted Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) while in ORR’s custody.

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