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Announcement of Intent To Award 35 Operating Division (OPDIV)-Initiated Supplements for Grantees Under the Direct Services for Survivors of Torture 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 intent to issue 35 OPDIV-Initiated Supplements.


ACF, ORR, Division of Refugee Health announces the intent to award 35 OPDIV-Initiated Supplements in amounts ranging from $23,500 to $95,569 to grantees providing direct services funded through the Services for Survivors of Torture Program. See Table 1 below for more details on the supplement awards.


The proposed period of support for the supplements begins on September 30, 2020, and ends on September 29, 2021.

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Curi Kim, Division Director, Division of Refugee Health, Office of Refugee Resettlement, 330 C Street SW, Washington, DC, 20201. Telephone: 202-401-5585. Email:

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The supplements will be allocated to (1) make grantee award amounts whole (equal to their original requested amount); (2) provide a $23,500 increase to all grantees; and (3) provide an increase to two grantees in areas of highest need with the largest waiting lists: Texas and New York. The table below shows the grantees' organization name, location, and supplemental award amount.

Table 1

Organization nameCityStateSupplement amount
Arab Community Center for Economic and Social ServicesDearbornMI$36,869
Asian Americans for Community Involvement, Center for Survivors of TortureSan JoseCA23,500
Bethany Christian Services, Center for Healing Torture TraumaGrand RapidsMI31,409
Bilingual International Assistance ServicesSt. LouisMO47,912
Boston Medical Center, Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human RightsBostonMA53,231
Catholic Charities CorporationClevelandOH53,166
Center for Survivors of TortureDallasTX90,989
Connecticut Institute for Refugees and ImmigrantsBridgeportCT23,500
Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services, Florida Center for Survivors of TortureClearwaterFL23,500
Heartland Alliance International, Marjorie Kovler CenterChicagoIL53,231
HIAS, Capital Area Healing CoalitionSilver SpringMD84,083
International Rescue Committee in ColoradoNew YorkNY23,500
International Rescue Committee in ArizonaNew YorkNY53,231
Lutheran Community Services Northwest, Northwest Health and Human RightsSeatacWA53,015
Lutheran Social Services Rocky Mountains, Southwest Program for Survivors of Torture in New MexicoDenverCO23,500
Nationalities Service Center, Philadelphia Partnership for Resilience CollaborativePhiladelphiaPA53,229
New York City Health & Hospitals, Bellevue Hospital, Program for Survivors of TortureNew YorkNY79,110
New York City Health & Hospitals, Bellevue Hospital, Torture Treatment CoalitionNew YorkNY23,500
New York City Health & Hospitals, Elmhurst Hospital, Libertas Center for Human RightsNew YorkNY23,500
Northern Virginia Family Service, Program for Survivors of Torture and TraumaOaktonVA28,652
Oregon Health & Science University, Torture Treatment Center of OregonPortlandOR78,267
Program for Torture VictimsLos AngelesCA23,500
Program for Torture Victims in Orange CountyLos AngelesCA23,500
Survivors of Torture, InternationalSan DiegoCA23,500
The Center for Victims of Torture in GeorgiaSt. PaulMN23,500
The Center for Victims of TortureSt. PaulMN53,231
The University of California, San Francisco Trauma Recovery Center, Survivors InternationalSan FranciscoCA23,500
Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition InternationalWashingtonDC52,887
Utah Health and Human Rights ProjectSalt Lake CityUT79,809
Vermont Psychological Services, New England Survivors of Torture and TraumaBurlingtonVT53,239
Jewish Family Services of Western NYBuffaloNY74,401
Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical CenterBoiseID62,879
Partnership for Trauma RecoveryBerkeleyCA71,878
University of Louisville Research FoundationLouisvilleKY95,557
Legal Aid Foundation of Los AngelesLos AngelesCA95,569
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Statutory Authority: Torture Victims Relief Act of 1998, section 5(a), Public Law 105-320, 22 U.S.C. 2152 note.

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Elizabeth Leo,

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

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[FR Doc. 2020-12564 Filed 6-9-20; 8:45 am]