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State Letter 12-12

Targeted Assistance Formula Allocations

Published: October 3, 2012
Categories:
Targeted Assistance
Types:
State Letter

TO: State Refugee Coordinators

FROM: Eskinder Negash
Director
Office of Refugee Resettlement

SUBJECT: Targeted Assistance Formula Allocations

Attached is a Federal Register Notice, published on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, that announces the FY 2012 Targeted Assistance formula awards.  As described in ORR State Letter #12-10 and in the Federal Register Notice published on Thursday, August 23, 2012, ORR is now providing notice of formula grant awards through publication in the Federal Register.  Final formula allocations will no longer be available under the Funding Opportunities section of the ORR website.

The total amount of FY 2012 funds being allocated is $25,265,582.  This amount is 58 percent of the amount originally available for FY 2012 Targeted Assistance formula allocations ($43,561,348).  The unprecedented and significant increase in the number of unaccompanied alien children entering ORR care that began in FY 2012 and has continued throughout the fiscal year has necessitated the reallocation of funds from Targeted Assistance formula grants (as well as Targeted Assistance discretionary and Social Services discretionary grants).  As a result, the FY 2012 Targeted Assistance formula grants are being incrementally funded and supported with both FY 2012 and FY 2013 funding.  Subject to funds availability, the remaining 42 percent of the total amount will be funded with FY 2013 Targeted Assistance funds and will be allocated to States in accordance with the FY 2012 population distribution.  

The attached tables show the FY 2012 Targeted Assistance County and Targeted Assistance Area allocations (Table 1) and State allocations (Table 2) and the population figures used to determine the allocations.  The population figures are based on FY 2010 and FY 2011 arrivals data (October 1, 2009, through September 30, 2011) in the ORR Refugee Arrivals Data System (RADS) and data for the same time period that States submitted to the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) and that ORR matched against the data in RADS.
      
The purpose of Targeted Assistance formula grants is to provide, through a process of local planning and implementation, direct services intended to result in the economic self-sufficiency and reduced welfare dependency of refugees through job placements.  Section 412(c)(2)(B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) provides that Targeted Assistance grants shall be made available "(i) primarily for the purpose of facilitating refugee employment and achievement of self-sufficiency, (ii) in a manner that does not supplant other refugee program funds and that assures that not less than 95 percent of the amount of the grant award be made available to the county or other local entity."

In accordance with 45 C.F.R. 400.314, States are required to provide Targeted Assistance services to refugees in the following order of priority, except in certain individual extreme circumstances: (a) refugees who are cash assistance recipients; (b) unemployed refugees who are not receiving cash assistance; and (c) employed refugees in need of services to retain employment or to attain economic independence.

Pursuant to 45 C.F.R. 400.210(b), Targeted Assistance funds must be obligated by the State no later than one year after the end of the federal fiscal year in which the grant is awarded.  Funds must be liquidated within two years after the end of the federal fiscal year in which the grant is awarded.  A State’s final SF-425 Federal Financial Report on Targeted Assistance expenditures must be received no later than 90 days after the end of the liquidation period.  If final reports are not received on time, any unexpended funds, including any unliquidated obligations, will be de-obligated on the basis of the State’s last filed report.

Reporting

States are required to submit (1) the ORR-6 Performance Reports on a trimester basis and (2) Standard Form (SF) 425 Federal Financial Reports on a quarterly basis. 

Performance Reports are submitted using Schedule A and Schedule C of the ORR-6.  The ORR-6 Performance Reports are submitted to the Office of Refugee Resettlement.  The ORR-6 Performance Report may be found at: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/orr/resource/report-forms.   

The Federal Financial Report should be submitted both to ACF’s Office of Grants Management and to ORR.  The SF-425 Federal Financial Report may be found at: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants-forms

Grantees also have the option of submitting the SF-425 Federal Financial Report through ACF’s on-line data collection (OLDC) system.  

If you have any questions about the Targeted Assistance allocations, please contact Henley Portner at (202) 401-5363 or Henley.Portner@acf.hhs.gov

418446U

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
OFFICE OF REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT
C.F.D.A. Number: 93.584

Notice of FY 2012 Refugee Targeted Assistance formula awards to States and Wilson/Fish Alternative Project grantees

AGENCY: Office of Refugee Resettlement, ACF, HHS

ACTION: Notice of awards

SUMMARY: The Office of Refugee Resettlement, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), announces the allocation of Refugee Targeted Assistance formula awards to States and Wilson/Fish Alternative Project grantees. The purpose of the Targeted Assistance program is to provide employment and other resettlement services to refugees, Amerasians, asylees, Cuban and Haitian entrants, victims of trafficking, and Iraqis and Afghans with Special Immigrant Visas. The grant allocations are awarded to States on behalf of counties that have had high levels of arrivals of the eligible populations. The awards supplement available refugee resettlement resources to ensure that refugees and other eligible populations become employed and self-sufficient as soon as possible. Awards are determined by the number of the eligible populations residing in each county during the two-year period from October 1, 2009, to September 30, 2011.

Targeted Assistance allocations are available on the ORR webpage. The table of FY 2012 Allocations to Counties and Targeted Assistance Areas and the Table of FY 2012 Allocations to States may be found at: http://acf.hhs.gov/programs/orr/policy/fy2012_formula_allocations_target...

DATES: The awards are effective immediately. Funds must be obligated by September 30, 2013, and funds must be expended by September 30, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Henley Portner, Office of the Director, Office of Refugee Resettlement, 202.401.5363, Henley.Portner@acf.hhs.gov.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: Section 412(c)(2)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) (8 U.S.C. 1522)

________________________________________
Eskinder Negash
Director
Office of Refugee Resettlement

 

TABLE 1
FY 2012 ALLOCATIONS TO COUNTIES


State

County/Targeted Assistance Area

Refugees/1

Entrants2

Asylees

SIVs

Total

Allocation

Arizona

Maricopa County

4,175

252

97

116

4,670

$776,160

 

Pima County

1,377

0

7

39

1,423

236,504

California

Alameda County

420

4

249

167

840

139,609

 

Los Angeles County

3,477

22

1,663

79

5,241

871,061

 

Orange County

538

11

110

73

732

121,659

 

Sacramento County

1,192

0

39

75

1,306

217,059

 

San Diego County

5,784

51

408

178

6,421

1,067,178

 

Santa Clara County

772

1

334

53

1,160

192,793

Colorado/3

Denver

2,913

3

65

48

3,029

503,424

Florida

Broward County

220

1,145

411

2

1,778

295,506

 

Duval County

1,648

232

39

31

1,950

324,092

 

Hillsborough County

1,073

2,240

61

29

3,403

565,583

 

Miami-Dade County

2,954

32,025

805

2

35,786

5,947,680

 

Orange County

397

700

366

30

1,493

248,138

 

Palm Beach County

245

1,488

217

5

1,955

324,923

Georgia

DeKalb County

4,176

75

26

47

4,324

718,654

 

Fulton County

1,378

16

7

15

1,416

235,341

Idaho/3

Ada County

1,192

0

4

9

1,205

200,273

Illinois

Cook, DuPage and Kane Counties

3,527

53

199

109

3,888

646,190

Indiana

Marion County

2,041

0

0

26

2,067

343,538

Iowa

Polk County

646

0

5

6

657

109,194

Kentucky/3

Jefferson County

1,823

775

0

23

2,621

435,613

 

Warren County

843

0

0

7

850

141,271

Maryland

Baltimore

1,171

5

175

13

1,364

226,699

 

Montgomery/Prince George’s Counties

947

0

458

69

1,474

244,981

Massachusetts/3

Hampden County

1,174

0

6

1

1,181

196,284

 

Suffolk County

735

44

214

10

1,003

166,700

 

Worcester County

847

6

38

14

905

150,412

Michigan

Eaton and Ingham County

1,140

7

0

15

1,162

193,126

 

Kent County

1,075

11

0

4

1,090

181,159

 

Macomb, Oakland and Wayne Counties

3,057

0

0

259

3,316

551,123

Minnesota

Ramsey and Hennepin Counties

3,368

0

56

16

3,440

571,732

Missouri

St. Louis

1,090

5

15

19

1,129

187,641

Nebraska

Douglas County

1,161

0

0

4

1,165

193,624

Nevada/3

Clark County

883

308

72

24

1,287

213,901

New York

Erie County

2,402

1

6

11

2,420

402,207

 

Monroe County

1,340

90

2

5

1,437

238,831

 

New York City/4

705

18

862

33

1,617

268,747

 

Oneida County

938

0

0

0

938

155,897

 

Onondaga County

1,845

134

0

0

1,988

330,408

North Carolina

Guilford County

1,235

1

4

3

1,243

206,588

 

Mecklenberg County

1,244

66

39

7

1,356

225,369

Ohio

Franklin County

1,471

11

118

25

1,625

270,077

Oregon

Multnomah and Clackamas Counties/5

2,038

194

51

42

2,325

386,418

Pennsylvania

City of Philadelphia

1,370

10

7

34

1,421

236,172

 

Erie County

1,449

0

0

4

1,453

241,490

 

Lancaster County

982

133

1

1

1,117

185,647

South Dakota/3

Minnehaha County

829

5

5

10

849

141,105

Tennessee/3

Davidson County

1,880

24

68

100

2,072

344,369

Texas

Bexar County

1,247

32

18

69

1,366

227,031

 

Dallas and Tarrant Counties

4,935

69

203

184

5,391

895,991

 

Harris County

3,826

557

262

257

4,902

814,719

 

Potter County

1,208

5

3

19

1,235

205,259

 

Travis County

1,256

234

56

97

1,643

273,069

Utah

Davis, Salt Lake, and Utah Counties

1,916

3

20

29

1,968

327,084

Virginia

Arlington and Fairfax Counties/6

439

11

103

101

654

108,696

Washington

King and Snohomish Counties

3,470

5

498

98

4,071

676,605

 

Spokane County

873

1

7

6

887

147,421

Wisconsin

Milwaukee County

1,283

10

9

7

1,309

217,557

Total

 

99,639

41,123

8,488

2,768

152,018

$25,265,582

 

Footnotes to Table 1

1. Includes Amerasians from Vietnam
2. Includes Havana parolees and Cuban Medical Professional parolees
3. Allocations to be awarded to Wilson/Fish grantees
4. Includes Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, and Richmond Counties
5. Includes Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties in Oregon and Clark County in Washington
6. Includes Arlington and Fairfax Counties and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, and Falls Church

 

TABLE 2
TARGETED ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
FY 2012 ALLOCATIONS TO STATES

State

Allocation Amount

Arizona

$1,012,664

California

2,609,359

Colorado

503,424

Florida

7,705,922

Georgia

953,995

Idaho

200,273

Illinois

646,190

Indiana

343,538

Iowa

109,194

Kentucky

576,884

Maryland

471,680

Massachusetts

513,396

Michigan

925,408

Minnesota

571,732

Missouri

187,641

Nebraska

193,624

Nevada

213,901

New York

1,396,090

North Carolina

431,957

Ohio

270,077

Oregon

386,418

Pennsylvania

663,309

South Dakota

141,105

Tennessee

344,369

Texas

2,416,069

Utah

327,084

Virginia

108,696

Washington

824,026

Wisconsin

217,557

Total

$25,265,582