Unaccompanied Undocumented Minors

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) is accepting a competitive Request for Application (RFA) to establish the Program Administrator (PA) model within the Unaccompanied Undocumented Minors (UUM) Legal Services program. The PA model aims to streamline the UUM Legal Services program by executing timely agreements, ensuring prompt reimbursement, and improving reporting processes. The designated PA will assist CDSS in fulfilling the administrative requirements to implement the UUM Legal Services program at a statewide level.

The PA shall be a nonprofit organization which meets State and program eligibility criteria and has the administrative capacity to manage designated programs and funding. The PA will subgrant services to UUM Legal Services program subgrantees. CDSS will maintain sole discretion over UUM Legal Services program subgrantee selection and final award amounts.

The CDSS is conducting an open, competitive RFA process to award a five-year grant for one UUM PA that will begin July 1, 2022, and end December 31, 2027, with five one-year budget cycles. For the duration of the grant term, the program will remain closed to the public. New organizations wishing to participate will have an opportunity to apply during the next open grant cycle in FY 2027-28.

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2022/23 UUM Legal Services Funding Request for Application (RFA) period is closed. Final UUM award announcements will be released in December 2022. The current UUM five (5) year grant cycle is through FY 2026/27. Next open grant cycle will be FY 2027/28.

Please see links listed below to the UUM PA RFA documents:

Awarded Organizations by Fiscal Year

Submit any UUM related questions to UUMLegalServices@dss.ca.gov.

Contact Us

Mailing Address
California Department of Social Services
Immigration Services Unit
744 P Street, MS 8-9-33
Sacramento, CA 95814

Main Line

Immigration Services Funding ImmigrationServices@dss.ca.govUnaccompanied Undocumented Minors UUMLegalServices@dss.ca.gov

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