Matching Grant Program

The Voluntary Agencies Matching Grant Program is an alternative to public cash assistance providing services to enable ORR-eligible populations (refugees, asylees, Cuban and Haitian entrants, certain Amerasians from Vietnam, Victims of Severe Forms of Trafficking, and Special Immigrant Visa Holders (SIVs)) to become economically self-sufficient within 120 to 180 days of program eligibility. Services required under this program include, but are not limited to, case management, employment services, maintenance assistance and cash allowance, and administration. Self-sufficiency must be achieved without accessing public cash assistance. Enrollment is available to all ORR-eligible populations meeting the minimum employability requirements as defined under the Program Guidelines; however, enrollment must occur within 31 days of becoming eligible to ensure adequate services are provided and self-sufficiency is achieved and maintained within the period of eligibility.

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  • Matching Grant CY 2007

    Published: October 1, 2012
    2007 was another successful year for the Voluntary Agency Matching Grant Program (MG). 28,137 refugees, Cuban/Haitian entrants, asylees and certified victims of
  • National Voluntary Agency Directory

    Published: October 1, 2012
    Church World Service (CWS) Immigration and Refugee Program Rev. Erol Kekic, Director, Immigration and Refugee Program 475 Riverside Drive, Room 652 New
  • The History of the Matching Grant Program

    Published: October 1, 2012
    In FY 1979, in response to an administration request, Congress initiated a matching grant (MG) program to provide assistance and services to Soviet and other
  • Policy Guidance & Reporting Forms

    Published: September 27, 2012
    Legislative Authority Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) Click here for a description about the Act and how it was created. Also link to the
  • Cultural Orientation Resource Center

    Published: September 18, 2012
    Designed for resettlement agency staff and others who provide orientation to refugees in the United States, this section features lesson plans and promising
  • Policy Guidance/State Letters

    Published: April 5, 2012
    Indices of letters sent to State Refugee Coordinators during each calendar year on pertinent issues for State administered refugee programs.
  • Report Forms

    Published: April 5, 2012
    This section provides Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) report forms for all federal grants, including
  • Policy Guidance & Reporting Forms

    Published: September 27, 2012
    Legislative Authority Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) Click here for a description about the Act and how it was created. Also link to the
  • The History of the Matching Grant Program

    Published: October 1, 2012
    In FY 1979, in response to an administration request, Congress initiated a matching grant (MG) program to provide assistance and services to Soviet and other
  • National Voluntary Agency Directory

    Published: October 1, 2012
    Church World Service (CWS) Immigration and Refugee Program Rev. Erol Kekic, Director, Immigration and Refugee Program 475 Riverside Drive, Room 652 New
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