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Announcement of the Award of 43 Single-Source Low-Cost Extension Supplement Grants Within the Office of Refugee Resettlement's Unaccompanied Alien Children's (UAC) Program

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


Notice of award of 43 single-source low-cost extension supplement grants under the Unaccompanied Alien Children's (UAC) Program.


ACF, ORR, announces the award of 43 single-source low-cost extension supplement grants for a total of $34,847,803 under the Unaccompanied Alien Children's (UAC) Program.


Low-cost extension supplement grants will support activities from January 1, 2017 through January 31, 2017.

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Jallyn Sualog, Director, Division of Unaccompanied Alien Children Operations, Office of Refugee Start Printed Page 28660Resettlement, 330 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20201. Phone: (202) 401-4997. Email:

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The following supplement grants will support the immediate need for additional capacity of shelter services to accommodate the increasing number of UACs referred by DHS into ORR care. The increase in the UAC population necessitates the need for expansion of services to expedite the release of UAC. In order to be prepared for an increase in referrals for shelter and post release/home studies services, ORR will solicit proposals from forty three grantees to accommodate the extensive amount of referrals from DHS.

U.S. Multi-CityBCFS Health and Human Services$1,145,366.00
U.S. Multi-CitySouthwest Key, Inc349,114.00
U.S. Multi-CityUnited States Conference of Catholic Bishops238,188.00
U.S. Multi-CityCrittenton100,522.00
Children's Village96,438.00
U.S. Multi-CityMercyFirst41,171.00
U.S. Multi-CityUnited States Committee for Refugee and Immigrants530,760.00
U.S. Multi-CityHis House, Inc24,414
U.S. Multi-CityHeartland111,211.00
U.S. Multi-CityLutheran Immigration and Refugee Service270,959.00
Staunton, VAShenandoah330,255.00
Lincolndale, NYLincoln Hall1,280,435.00
San Antonio, TXSt. Peter-St. Joseph Children's Home574,485.00
Corpus Christi, TXUpbring216,543.00
Chicago, ILHeartland Human Care, Inc3,169,960.00
NationalUnited Stated Conference of Catholic Bishops507,397.00
Mesa, AZA New Leaf248,248.00
La Verne, CADavid & Margaret518,699.00
Fullerton, CAFlorence Crittenton1,017,271.00
Manvel, TXShiloh429,079.00
Houston, TXCatholic Charities Houston-Galveston563,040.00
Miami, FLHis House742,246.00
Corpus Christi, TXUpbring2,004,628
U.S. Multi-CityBCFS Health and Human Services (102)8,156,483.00
NationalLutheran Immigration and Refugee Service1,450,002.00
Seattle, WAYouth Care129,580.00
Portland, ORMorrison Child and Family Services883,727.00
Phoenix, AZTumbleweed Child and Family Services177,104.00
Philadelphia, PAKidsPeace875,670.00
San Antonio, TXBCFS Health and Human Services (110)159,870.00
San Antonio, TXSeton Home275,474.00
Fairfield, CABCFS Health and Human Services (112)316,623.00
Bristow, VAYouth for Tomorrow1,005,950.00
Woodland, CAYolo County235,636.00
Miami, FLCatholic Charities Boystown442,406.00
San Antonio, TXBCFS Health and Human Services (116)1,018,000.00
Bronx, NYCardinal McCloskey148,056.00
Syosset, NYMercy First515,025.00
Kingston, NYChildren's Home of Kingston146,681.00
New York, NYLutheran Social Services of Metropolitan New York369,231.00
New York, NYCayuga Home for Children DBA Cayuga Centers2,703,131.00
New York, NYCatholic Guardian Services560,869.00
Yonkers, NYLeake and Watts Services, Inc767,856.00

ORR has specific requirements for the provision of services. Award recipients must have the infrastructure, licensing, experience, and appropriate level of trained staff to meet those requirements. The expansion of the existing shelter services and post-release/home studies programs through this supplemental award is a key strategy for ORR to be prepared to meet its responsibility of safe and timely release of Unaccompanied Alien Children referred to its care by DHS and to provide services for vulnerable youth post release. This will allow the US Border Patrol to continue its vital national security mission to prevent illegal migration, trafficking, and protect the borders of the United States.

Statutory Authority: This program is authorized by—

(A) Section 462 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, which in March 2003, transferred responsibility for the care and custody of Unaccompanied Alien Children from the Commissioner of the former Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) to the Director of ORR of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

(B) The Flores Settlement Agreement, Case No. CV85-4544RJK (C.D. Cal. 1996), as well as the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-457), which authorizes post release services under certain conditions to eligible children. All programs must comply with the Flores Settlement Agreement, Case No. CV85-4544-RJK (C.D. Cal. 1996), pertinent regulations and ORR policies and procedures.

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Christopher Beach,

Senior Grants Policy Specialist, Division of Grants Policy, Office of Administration, Administration for Children and Families.

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[FR Doc. 2017-13081 Filed 6-22-17; 8:45 am]