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Announcement of the Award of Five 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), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).


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


ACF, ORR, announces the award of five single-source low-cost extension supplement grants for a total of $20,954,962 under the Unaccompanied Alien Children's (UAC) Program.


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

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Jallyn Sualog, Director, Division of Children's Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement, 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. Start Printed Page 33135In order to be prepared for an increase in referrals for shelter services, ORR will solicit proposals from one grantee to accommodate the extensive amount of referrals from DHS.

StateGranteeShelter current funding ending 9/30/16 ($)Low-cost extension 1/1/17-3/31/17 ($)
TexasInternational Educational Services, Inc.$27,082,262$7,081,914
TexasInternational Educational Services, Inc.15,451,5978,026,034
TexasInternational Educational Services, Inc.6,180,5911,547,774
TexasInternational Educational Services, Inc.8,269,2022,012,586
TexasInternational Educational Services, Inc.9,148,3442,286,654

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 program 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 so that the US Border Patrol can 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. 2017-15117 Filed 7-18-17; 8:45 am]