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State Letter #08-05

Notice of the FY 2008 ORR Standing Announcements for Services to Recently Arrived Refugees

Published: January 31, 2008
Categories:
Supplemental Services
Types:
State Letter

TO: STATE REFUGEE COORDINATORS
WILSON-FISH agencies

FROM: Brent R. Orrell
Acting Director
Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)

SUBJECT: Notice of the FY 2008 ORR Standing Announcements for Services to Recently Arrived Refugees

This notice announces the closing dates for the FY 2008 ORR Standing Announcements for Services to Recently Arrived Refugees.

The titles of the three FY 2008 Standing Announcements are as follows: the Standing Announcement for the Preferred Communities Program (HHS-2008-ACF-ORR-RP-0112); the Standing Announcement for Supplemental Services for Recently Arrived Refugees (formerly, Unanticipated Arrivals) (HHS-2008-ACF-ORR-RU-0113); and the Standing Announcement for Ethnic Community Self-Help (HHS-2008-ACF-ORR-RE-0117). These announcements replace the FY 2004 Standing Announcement for Services to Recently Arrived Refugees, HHS-2004-ACF-ORR-RE-0004.

The FY 2008 closing date for all three Standing Announcements is March 24, 2008. Applications must be received by ORR on the due date, March 24, 2008, prior to 4:30 pm (eastern time). Applications received after 4:30 pm (eastern time) will be classified as late and will not be considered in the current competition. Please reference IV.3 Submission Dates and Times, in the Standing Announcements, for more information.

The two FY 2008 Standing Announcements can be downloaded from the following web link: www.Grants.gov

Please distribute widely to eligible organizations in your state.

For questions regarding the Preferred Communities Program and Supplemental Services for Recently Arrived Refugees, please contact Sue Benjamin at Susan.Benjamin@acf.hhs.gov  r 202-401-4851.

For questions regarding the Ethnic Community Self-Help Program, please contact Thomas Giossi at Thomas.Giossi@acf.hhs.gov or 202-401-5720.