Archives - New Funding

Archives of previously posted announcements on the New Funding Alerts webpage.

  • 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. 
  • FFY 2016 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 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 #16-10.  Please see the FFY 2016 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.
  • The Refugee School Impact Federal Grant Award - Request for Qualifications open August 3, 2016 – August 31, 2016: The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Refugee Programs Bureau (RPB) has been awarded the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2016 Refugee School Impact (RSI) Social Services Set-Aside funding from the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) for the FFY 2016-2018 contract project period.  The CDSS invites school districts within impacted counties (Alameda, Los Angeles, Orange, Sacramento, San Diego, Santa Clara, and Stanislaus) to apply.  The Request for Qualifications (RFQ) must be submitted electronically through SurveyMonkey, which can be accessed at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YWX7FVN (closed survey).  The deadline to submit the RFQ survey and all required components is before 5:00 p.m. on August 31, 2016.  For more information on the RSI award and required components, contact Mr. Heriberto Camarena at (916) 654-7250 or Heriberto.Camarena@dss.ca.gov.
  • Award Announcement - Unaccompanied Undocumented Minors: The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) has awarded non-profit legal services organizations for the Unaccompanied Undocumented Minor (UUM) Legal Services Funding for State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2015-16.
  • FFY 2015 Refugee Targeted Assistance Formula Allocations to States and Wilson/Fish Alternative Project Grantees: The Office of Refugee Resettlement, Administration for Children and Families announced the allocation of Refugee Targeted Assistance (TA) formula allocations to States and Wilson/Fish Alternative Project grantees.  The Table of Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2015 Allocations to Counties, Targeted Assistance Areas and States may be found in ORR State Letter # 15-11.   Please see the FFY 2015 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.
  • FFY 2015 Refugee Social Services Formula Allocations to States and Wilson/Fish Alternative Project Grantees: The Office of Refugee Resettlement, Administration for Children and Families announced the allocation of Refugee Social Services (RSS) formula allocations to States and Wilson/Fish Alternative Project grantees.  The Table of Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2015 Allocations to Counties, Refugee Social Services Areas and States may be found in ORR State Letter # 15-04.  Please see the FFY 2015 RSS Allocations to Counties 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.
  • Refugee School Impact Grant Continuation Funding Award Announcement: The CDSS, Refugee Programs Bureau is pleased to announce the receipt of the 100 percent funding under the Refugee School Impact Grant (RSIG) for Federal Fiscal Year 2015-16.  Please see the award announcement for the list of grantees and funding amounts.  If you have questions regarding the RSIG funding, contact Mr. Heriberto Camarena at (916) 654-7250 or Heriberto.Camarena@dss.ca.gov.
  • Refugee School Impact Grant Continuation Funding Award Announcement: The California Department of Social Services (CDSS), Refugee Programs Bureau (RPB) is pleased to announce the receipt of continuation funding under the Refugee School Impact Grant (RSIG) for federal fiscal year 2013-14.  Please see the award announcement for the list of grantees and funding amounts.  Standard Agreements for continuation funding will be sent to each school district upon final CDSS review.  If you have questions regarding the RSIG funding, please contact Mr. Heriberto Camarena at (916) 654-7250 or Heriberto.Camarena@dss.ca.gov.
  • Notice of FY 2013 Refugee Social Services Formula Awards to States and Wilson/Fish Alternative Project Grantees: The purpose of the Refugee Social Services program is to provide employability services, English language training, case management, social adjustment services, interpretation and translation services, and other resettlement services to refugees, Amerasians, asylees, Cuban and Haitian entrants, victims of trafficking and Iraqis and Afghans with Special Immigrant Visas.  The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), announces the allocation of Refugee Social Services formula awards to States and Wilson/Fish Alternative Project grantees.  The FY 2013 formula allocations for Social Services are also available on ORR’s website.
  • Notice of FY 2013 Refugee Targeted Assistance Formula Awards to States and Wilson/Fish Alternative Project Grantees: The purpose of the Targeted Assistance program is to provide employment and other resettlement services to refugees, Amerasians, asylees, Cuban and Haitian entrants, victims of trafficking and Iraqis and Afghans with Special Immigrant Visas.  The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), announces the allocation of Refugee Targeted Assistance formula awards to States and Wilson/Fish Alternative Project grantees.  The table of FY 2013 Allocations to Counties and Targeted Assistance Areas and the Table of FY 2013 Allocations to States may also be found on ORR's website.
  • HHS Issues Funding Opportunity Announcement for the National Human Trafficking Hotline, Training, and Technical Assistance Program: The purposes of this cooperative agreement are to increase the identification and protection of victims in the United States, provide service referrals for victims, pass on tips to law enforcement agents, and provide information and training on human trafficking.  The Division of Anti-Trafficking in Persons within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) intends to accomplish these purposes by awarding one cooperative agreement for a period of 3 years to an organization or agency to implement the National Human Trafficking Hotline, Training, and Technical Assistance Program, which funds the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC).  The NHTRC is a dedicated, toll-free, U.S. national telephone hotline (1-888-3737-888) that provides emergency assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year.  Applications are due no later than July 30, 2013.  Letters of intent are requested by June 14, 2013.
  • ORR Funding Opportunity Announcement - Refugee Agricultural Partnership Program (RAPP): The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) invites entities to submit competitive grant applications for projects under the Refugee Agricultural Partnership Program (RAPP).  Grant applications should propose strategies that incorporate agriculture and food systems to improve the lives of refugee families.  These strategies should result in sustainable and/or supplemental income, improved access to healthy foods and better nutrition and enhanced integration into communities by refugee families.
  • ORR Funding Opportunity Announcement - Refugee Microenterprise Development: The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is pleased to announce the availability of funds for the Refugee Microenterprise Development Project.  ORR has supported microenterprise development projects since 1991 through the award of discretionary grants to a variety of public agencies, community economic development agencies, local mutual assistance associations and voluntary agencies.  The broad goals of this program are to:  1. Assist refugees in becoming economically self-sufficient by owning and managing a small business, 2. Help refugee communities in developing capital resources and 3. Assist refugees in developing credit history and/or in repairing their credit scores In order to achieve these objectives, award recipients under this announcement will provide pre-business and post-business technical assistance as well as capital to qualified refugee entrepreneurs for the start up of a new businesses, strengthening or expanding an existing business.
  • ORR Funding Opportunity Announcement - Individual Development Accounts (IDA) Program: The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) invites eligible entities to submit competitive grant applications for projects to establish and manage Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) for low-income refugee participants.  Eligible refugee participants who enroll in these projects will open and contribute systematically to IDAs for specified Savings Goals, including home ownership, business capitalization, vehicles for educational or work purposes, professional certification and education (limited to postsecondary education, college entrance exam fees, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and GED preparation and test fees).  Successful grantees will be expected to coordinate their policies and procedures for developing and administering refugee IDA projects with ORR and with the existing refugee IDA network.
  • Final Notice of Federal Fiscal Year 2012-13 Formula Allocations to States: The federal Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) has released the final notice of Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2012-13 allocations for Refugee Social Services (RSS) and Targeted Assistance (TA) formula awards to States and Wilson/Fish Alternative Project grantees.  The RSS (Vol. 77, No. 169 / Thursday, August 30, 2012) and TA (Vol. 77, No. 171 /Tuesday, September 4, 2012) notices provide information on the allocation formula and data sources.  See ORR allocation charts for RSS allocations to states and TA allocations to counties for FFY 2012-13. (Note: RSS allocations are adjusted for secondary migration.)
  • Administration for Children and Families Grant Announcements: The Administratrion for Children and Families (ACF) no longer publishes grant announcements in the Federal Register.  Applicants can find a synopsis of all ACF grant opportunities and apply electronically for opportunities via the Grants.gov web site.  Applicants will also be able to find the complete text of all ACF grant announcements on the ACF website.