Office of Refugee Resettlement, ACF, HHS.
Announcement of the award of 15 single-source program expansion grants to 12 current grantees to expand supportive services to the increasing number of unaccompanied alien children (UAC).
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) announces the award of 15 single-source program expansion supplement grants to the following 12 current grantees, for a total of $1,420,955. Two grantees are receiving multiple supplement grants: BCFS Health and Human Services, San Antonio, TX—$492,123 and $313,916 totaling $806,039; and International Education Services, Los Fresnos, TX—$35,433, $15,486, and $76,698 totaling $127,617.
|BCFS Health and Human Services||San Antonio, TX||$806,039|
|Catholic Charities Houston||Houston, TX||170,704|
|Catholic Charities of Miami—Boystown||Miami, FL||127,769|
|Children's Center, Inc.||Galveston, TX||19,000|
|Florence Crittenton Services of Orange County||Fullerton, CA||5,612|
|International Education Services (IES)||Los Fresnos, TX||127,617|
|Lutheran Social Services of the South—Bokenkamp Children's Shelter||Austin, TX||77,165|
|Lutheran Social Services of the South—El Paso||Austin, TX||17,432|
|Morrison Child and Family Services||Portland, OR||21,660|
|Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development||Phoenix, AZ||12,000|
|Youth For Tomorrow||Bristow, VA||8,370|
These supplement grants will expand supportive services (additional transportation costs, staff overtime, additional staff hiring) required to meet the number of UAC referrals from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The UAC program is mandated by section 462 of the Homeland Security Act to ensure appropriate placement of all referrals from the DHS. The UAC Shelter Care program is tied to DHS apprehension strategies and the sporadic number of border crossers.
October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Jallyn Sualog, Acting Director, Division of Children's Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement, 901 D Street SW., Washington, DC 20447, Telephone (202) 401-4997. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Since the beginning of FY 2013, the UAC program has seen a dramatic increase in the number of DHS referrals. The influx of border crossers referred by DHS has grown beyond anticipated rates and has resulted in the need for a significant increase in the supportive services provided to unaccompanied children. The UAC program has specific requirements for the provision of services to unaccompanied alien children. These grantee organizations are the only entities with the infrastructure, licensing, experience, and appropriate level of trained staff to meet the service requirements and the urgent need for the expansion of services required to respond to unexpected arrivals of unaccompanied children.
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Director, Office of Refugee Resettlement.
[FR Doc. 2013-22424 Filed 9-13-13; 8:45 am]
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