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Supplemental Services

Published: May 10, 2012

Program Goal

To provide services to arriving refugees or sudden and unexpected large secondary migration of refugees where communities are not sufficiently prepared in terms of linguistic or culturally appropriate services.

General Background

This program has been in existence since the early 1990’s and provides resettlement services to newly arrived refugees or secondary migrant refugees (refugees who have traveled from their initial resettlement site/State and secondarily migrated to another site/State).

Program Description

The purpose and objectives of this program are to provide additional resources to communities where the refugee services are insufficient. Funding is intended to enhance the allocation of social services within the State, due to the immediacy of arrivals and their need for services. Allowable activities are social services for refugees that are appropriate and accessible in language and culture. Services provided include case management, health and mental health services, English as a Second Language, job placement/employment, life skills workshops, nutrition education, education program for mothers of pre-school children, after school programs, orientation, interpretation and translation.

Eligible Applicants

Public and private non-profit organizations, faith-based organizations and community organizations that meet the statutory eligibility requirements.

Target Population

Recently Arrived Refugees and Secondary Migrant Refugees

Annual Report for FY 2011 (doc 17kb)

Applicable forms for grant application submission can be found at this web address: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/


Technical assistance providers
Web address: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/orr/resources/tech_asst_providers.htm

The standing announcement for the Supplemental Services Program is closed for 2011.  Please see announcement for program details and future closings.

Contact Information

Sara Rue
Program Analyst
Office of Refugee Resettlement
Administration for Children and Families
901 D Street SW
Washington DC 20447
Phone: 202.401.5021
Fax: 202.401.0981