Home Based Child Care Center in NY

Microenterprise Development - Home-Based Child Care

Program Goal

The Microenterprise Development – Home.Based Childcare Program provides business opportunities to refugee women in a market where there is a shortage of childcare providers. Through the grant, mentors will help refugee women establish agreements or contracts with state or county child care offices so they may qualify for state/county childcare reimbursement as childcare service providers, and become successful, independent entrepreneurs.

in FY2012, ORR increased funding to the program, raising it from $2.225 million to $5,752 million, and offering grants to a total of 34 agencies.

During the first year of the project, the original 13 grantees have collectively:

  • Enrolled 879 refugee women in the program;
  • Trained 745 refugees;
  • Helped 172 refugees obtain business licenses;
  • Assisted 160 refugees to start home.based child care programs 
  • Created 1,061 childcare slots for children;
  • Paid $249,000 in grants to partially cover business startup costs, and assisted the home.based child care owners to obtain an additional $208,000 in subsidies;
  • Helped 207 refugees find and secure jobs, and
  • Taken 79 refugees off public assistance.

Eligible Applicants
Public or private non.profit organizations are eligible for these grants.

Targeted Populations
Eligibility includes persons who meet all requirements of 45 CFR 400.43 (as amended by 65 FR 154009 (March 22, 2000).

All low.income refugees who are not citizens are eligible for services under this program. Women refugees who arrived in the U.S. within the last five years at the time of enrollment are given priority for services under this program.


Policy Information

  • 45 CFR 400.43
  • 65 FR 15409 (March 22, 2000)
  • 412 (c) (1) (A) of the Immigration and Nationality ACT (INA) (8 U.S.C. 1522 (c) (1) (A)

Grantees

GRANTEE NAME CITY END DATE AMOUNT CONTACT
International Institute of Los Angeles Los Angeles 9/29/2015 $166,000 Eugene Voss
3845 Selig Place, Los Angeles, CA 90031
323.224.3800
Opening Door, Inc Sacramento 9/29/2015 $174,000 Debra Debondt
2118 Kstreet Sacramento, California, 95816
916.492.2591
Alliance for African Assistance San Diego 9/29/2015 $175,000 Walter Lam
5952 El Cajon Blvd. San Diego, CA 92115
619.286.9053
Community Enterprise Development Services Denver 9/29/2015 $189,618 Assefa Engeda
1600 Downing Street suite no. 750, Denver, Colorado 80218
303.569.8165
Center for Pan Asian Community Services, Inc. Chamblee 9/29/2015 $170,000 Victoria Huynh
3510 Shallowford Rd. Chamblee, Georgia 30341
770.936.0969
Mountain States Group Boise 9/29/2015 $167,332 Ron Berning
1607 West Jefferson ST. boise ID, 83702
208.336.5533 ext. 230
Lutheran Community Services, Inc. Worcester 9/2920/15 $143,517 Jozefina Lantz
14 East Worcester Street, Massachusetts, 10604
339.237.1712
Journeys End Refugee Services Buffalo 9/29/2015 $199,908 Molly Short
2495 Main Street Buffalo, New York 14214
716.882.4963
International Rescue Committee, Inc. NY 9/29/2015 $165,000 Gerrard Khan
122 East 42nd St. 12th floor New York, New York 10168
212.551.3071
Rochester Childfirst Network Rochester 9/2920/15 $185,639 Diana Webb
941 South Ave. Rochester, New York 14620
585.697.3569
Catholic Charities of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse Syracuse 9/29/2015 $170,000 Chris Curry
1654 W. Onondaga St. Syracuse, NY 13204
315.424.1800
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) Portland 9/29/2015 $175,000 Tina Do
10301 NE Glisan Street, Portland, OR 97220
971.271.6470
Association of Africans Living in Vermont Burlington 9/29/2015 $198,799 Yacouba Bogre
20 Allen Street Burlington, Vermont 05401
802.985.3106
International Rescue Committee Phoenix, AZ 9/29/2014 $175,000 Cindy Jensen
122 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10168
212.551.3000
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA 9/29/2014 $175,000

Brenda Thomas
1531 James M. Wood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
818.502.2002

Alliance for African Assistance San Diego, CA 9/29/2014 $175,000

Walter Lam
5952 EL Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92115
619.286.9052

International Rescue Committee, Inc. San Diego, CA 9/29/2014 $175,000

Cindy Jensen
122 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10168
212.551.3000

Children's Forum Tallahassee, FL 9/29/2014 $175,000

Melissa Clements
2807 Remington Green Circle
Tallahassee, FL 32306
850.681.7002

Lutheran Social Services of Iowa Des Moines, IA 9/29/2014 $175,000

Jill Stuecker
3125 Cottage Grove Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
515.271.7418

Burmese American Community Institute Indianapolis, IN 9/29/2014 $134,000

Elaisa Vahnie
1503 Quinlan Street
Indianapolis , IN 46217
317.215.4979

Jewish Family & Career Services of Louisville Louisville, KY 9/29/2014 $175,000

Mary Cleary
2821 Klempner Way
Louisville, KY 40205
502.452.6341

World Relief Baltimore, MD 9/29/2014 $175,000

Laurel Opal
7 E. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
630.462.4566

Arab Commty Center for Economic & Social Services Dearborn, MI 9/29/2014 $175,000

Sonia Harb
2651 Saulino Court
Dearborn, MI 48120
313.945.8113

Economic and Community Development Institute Columbus, OH 9/29/2014 $175,000

Inna Kinney
1655 Old Leonard Avenue
Columbus, OH 43219
614.559.0106

Catholic Charities of Dallas Dallas, TX 9/29/2014 $175,000

Dionne Marie Davis
9451 LBJ Freeway
Dallas, TX 75243
214.553.9909

Somali Bantu Community of Greater Houston Houston, TX 9/29/2014 $175,000

Omar Osman
6440 Hillcroft Avenue
Houston, TX 77081
713.995.1070

ECDC Enterprise Development Group Arlington, VA 9/29/2014 $175,000

Kevin Kelly
901 Highland Street
Arlington, VA 22204
703.685.0510

National Assoc. of Child Care Resources and Referrals Arlington, VA 9/29/2014 $175,000

Jacqueline Rose
1515 N. Courthouse Rd.
Arlington, VA 22201
571.527.3215

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Arlington, VA 9/29/2014 $175,000

Kathleen McLaughlin
2231 Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA 22202
703.310.1130

Horn of Africa Services Seattle, WA 9/29/2014 $175,000

Tsegaye Gebru
4714 Rainier Ave. South
Seattle, WA 98118
206.760.5071

Community Relations.Social Development Commission Milwaukee, WI 9/29/2014 $175,000

Jamye Chapman
4041 N. Richards Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212
414.906.2309

 

Contact Information

Program Officer
Debbie Alston
Administration for Children and Families
Office of Refugee Resettlement
Division of Resettlement Services
Phone: 202.401.5041
Email: debbie.alston@acf.hhs.gov