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FFY 2011/12 State of Massachusetts ORR Funded Programs

Published: May 17, 2012

Archived 2009 Figures

Key Contacts
State Refugee Coordinator: Josiane Martinez 617-727-7888 x303
State Refugee Health Coordinator: Jennifer Cochran 617-983-6596
ORR State Analyst: Pierrot Rugaba 202-401-6891
ORR Wilson/Fish Program Manager: Carl Rubenstein 202-205-5933

Mandatory and Formula Grants to States

Service Providers Cash and Medical Assistance Refugee Social Services Program Targeted Assistance Program TOTAL
Commonwealth of Massachusetts $8,500,000 $1,567,328 $862,259 $10,929,587

*Includes Refugee Medical Assistance and Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Program funds

Wilson Fish CMA Discretionary Program 1

Service Providers Wilson Fish TOTAL 2
Massachusetts Office for Refugess and Immigrants $4,861,170

1. Includes Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA); Case Management, and overall management and coordination of the state-wide refugee program.
2. Only a portion of this total has been awarded to date; the remainder of these funds will be issued in FY12 as needed to serve eligible clients through the 8-month time eligibility period.

Discretionary Grants to States

Service Providers Cuban - Haitian Program Refugee Preventive Health Program Refugee School Impact Services to Older Refugees Program Targeted Assistance - Discretionary TOTAL FY
Massachusetts Office for Refugess and Immigrants $195,000 $150,000 $400,000 $215,000 $200,000 $1,160,000

FFY 2011 State of Massachusetts ORR Funded Programs

Note: for more information on the particular grant program, click on the grant type in the left hand column.

Discretionary Grants to Agencies









Individual Development Account Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association of Greater Lowell 9/29/2012 $143,000 Rasy An 120 Cross Street Lowell MA 01854 978-454-6200 978-454-6229
Microenterpise Development Commenwealth of MA 9/29/2013 $250,000 Emel Hadzipasic 18 Tremont Street, Suite 1020 Boston MA 02108 617-727-7888  
Preferred Community HIAS Jewish Family Service of Western MA 9/29/2012 $52,076 Mohamud Mire Mohamed 15 Lenox St., Springfield, MA 01108 413-746-2001 x120 413-746-2024
Refugee Agricultural Partnership Lutheran Social Services 9/30/2013 $85,000 Shemariah Blum-Evitts 51 Union St. Worcester, MA 01608 413-562-6015 413-480-0010
Survivors of Torture Massachusetts General Hospital 9/29/2012 $375,000 Richard Mollica Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma 22 Putnam Avenue 2139 617-876-7879 617-876-2360
Survivors of Torture Lowell Community Health Center 9/29/2012 $260,000 Dorcas Grigg-Saito 585 Merrimack St. 1854 978-746-7851 978-275-9890
Survivors of Torture Boston Medical Center Corp. 9/29/2012 $475,000 Lin Piwowarczyk Dowling 7, One Boston Medical Center Place 2118 617-414-5082 617-414-4796

Voluntary Agencies Matching Grant Program FY 2012: The Matching Grant (MG) Program helps selected enrollees attain economic self-sufficiency through the provision of comprehensive case management and services leading to employment within 120 to 180 days after the date of eligibility for the program. Self-sufficiency must be achieved without accessing public cash assistance. In FY 2012, ORR has awarded Matching Grant cooperative agreements to 9 voluntary agencies (Volags) who in turn operate the program through their national networks. ORR awards $2 for every $1 raised by the agency up to a maximum of $2,200 in Federal funds per enrollee. Note that while federal and match funds are calculated on a per capita or client basis, the actual spending of such funds is not per capita based.

Volag Affiliate Name Projected ORR
MG Funding
Director Address Phone Number
USCRI International Institute of Boston $167,200 Carolyn Benedict-Drew One Milk St.
Boston, MA 02109
USCRI International Institute of Lowell $167,200 Rebecca Feldman 144 Merrimack St., Suite 202
Lowell, MA 01852
USCCB Refugee & Immigration Services $88,000 Marjean Perhot 275 West Broadway
South Boston, MA 02127
LIRS Lutheran Social Services of New England $836,000 Jozefina Lantz 51 Union Street, Suite 220
Worcester, MA 01608
LIRS Lutheran Social Services of New England $110,000 Jozefina Lantz 593 Main Street
West Springfield, MA 01089


Last Reviewed: November 14, 2016