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State Letter #09-26

Notice of Final FY 2009 Formula Allocations to States for Refugee Social Services

Published: July 29, 2009
Types:
State Letter
Tags:
formula, social services

TO: STATE REFUGEE COORDINATORS
WILSON/FISH ALTERNATIVE PROJECTS
OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES

FROM: Eskinder Negash
Director
Office of Refugee Resettlement

SUBJECT: Notice of Final FY 2009 Formula Allocations to States for Refugee Social Services

Attached is the Notice of Final Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Formula Allocations to States for Refugee Social Services, posted on July 28, 2009.

The final notice reflects allocations to States based on FYs 2006, 2007, and 2008 refugee arrivals data (October 1, 2005 through September 30, 2008), including data submitted to ORR by States, adjusted for secondary migration. The population figures used in FY 2009for final formula allocations to States for refugee social services are based on data on refugee arrivals for FYs 2006, 2007, and 2008 from the ORR Refugee Arrivals Data System ( RADS), as of September 30, 2008, adjusted for verified secondary migration and on data submitted by States via ORR’s Website Submission System for Formula Funds Allocations.

RADS includes refugees of all nationalities, Amerasians from Viet Nam, Cuban and Haitian entrants,Havana parolees, Cuban medical professional parolees, asylees, and Iraqi and Afghan Special Immigrants. Refugee population figures for formula allocations are based upon the data in RADS on refugees who arrived during the preceding FYs2006, 2007, and 2008 as of September 30, 2008, adjusted for estimated secondary migration. The data on secondary migration are submitted by participating States via ORR’s Website Submission System for Formula Funds Allocations on refugee and entrant secondary migrants who have resided in the U.S. for 36 months or less, as of September 30, 2008, as verified through matching against RADS. Data on trafficking victims are taken from the total number of trafficking victims' certification and eligibility letters issued by ORR. ORR receives SIV data for use in the allocations from the Department of State’s Worldwide Refugee Admissions Processing System (WRAPS) and from Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection. Asylee and entrant data, reported by States as receiving services in FYs 2006, 2007, and 2008 and matched against RADS, are also included in the population estimates.

Any questions on this notice should be directed to Gayle Smith (Gayle.Smith@acf.hhs.gov, (202) 205-3590) or to Henley Portner (Henley.Portner@acf.hhs.gov, (202) 401-5363).