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Announcement of the Award of 38 Single-Source Low-Cost Extension Supplement Grants Under the Refugee School Impact Grant Program

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AGENCY:

Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

ACTION:

Notice of award of 38 single-source low-cost extension supplement grants under the Refugee School Impact Grant Program.

SUMMARY:

ACF, ORR announces the award of 38 single-source low-cost extension supplement grants for a total of 2,500,000 under the Refugee School Impact Grant Program.

StateGranteeAmount
AlaskaCatholic Social Services$25,736
ArizonaArizona Department of Social Security102,972
CaliforniaCalifornia Department of Social Services171,426
ColoradoColorado Department of Human Services67,332
ConnecticutConnecticut Department of Social Services25,736
FloridaFlorida Department of Children and Families171,426
GeorgiaGeorgia Department of Human Services108,709
IdahoJannus Inc.32,098
IllinoisIllinois Department of Human Services77,224
IndianaIndiana Division of Disability & Rehabilitation49,713
IowaIowa Department of Human Services25,736
KentuckyCatholic Charities of Louisville67,784
MaineMaine Department of Health and Human Services25,736
MarylandMaryland Department of Human Resources51,296
MassachusettsMassachusetts Office for Refugees and Immigrants69,049
MichiganMichigan Department of Human Services116,658
MinnesotaMinnesota Department of Human Services86,304
MissouriMissouri Department of Social Services42,081
NebraskaNebraska Dept. of Health and Human Services30,969
NevadaClark County School District25,736
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New HampshireNH. Dept. of Health & Human Services25,736
New JerseyNew Jersey Department of Human Services25,736
New MexicoNew Mexico Human Services Department25,736
New YorkNY Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance171,426
North CarolinaNorth Caroline Dept. of Health & Human Services84,000
North DakotaNorth Dakota Department of Public Instruction25,736
OhioOhio Department of Job and Family Services73,746
OregonLutheran Community Services Northwest39,822
PennsylvaniaCommonwealth of Pennsylvania100,488
Rhode IslandRhode Island Department of Human Services25,736
South DakotaLutheran Social Services of South Dakota25,736
TennesseeCatholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc.56,671
TexasTexas Health and Human Services Commission171,426
UtahUtah Department of Workforce Services43,797
VermontVermont Agency of Human Services25,736
VirginiaVirginia Department of Social Services66,428
WashingtonWA State Department of Social & Health Services107,083
WisconsinWisconsin Department of Public Instruction31,240
Total2,500,000

ORR provides 28 States and ten Wilson-Fish agencies with Refugee School Impact funding to undertake a comprehensive statewide approach supporting local school systems that are impacted by significant numbers of newly arrived refugee children. As currently awarded, the FY14-16 Refugee School Impact funding period concludes on August 14, 2016. Beginning in FFY17, ORR will award Refugee School Impact funding as a formula set-aside within the Refugee Social Services funding awarded to all States and Wilson-Fish programs coordinating refugee resettlement. This change in timing for Refugee School Impact funding will create a gap in Refugee School Impact program services between August 15, 2016 and October 1, 2016. The low-cost extensions will support refugee access to services critical to refugee student success at the beginning of the school year, when such services are greatest and most urgent.

DATES:

Low-cost extension supplement grants will support activities from August 15, 2016, through September 30, 2016.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Carl Rubenstein, Director, Division of Refugee Assistance, Office of Refugee Resettlement, 330 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20201. Email: carl.rubenstein@acf.hhs.gov.

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Statutory Authority: This program is authorized by Section 412(c)(1)(A)(iii) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1522(c)(1)(A)(iii).

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Christopher Beach,

Senior Grants Policy Specialist, Office of Administration, Office of Financial Services, Division of Grants Policy.

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[FR Doc. 2016-25496 Filed 10-20-16; 8:45 am]

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