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State Letter 14-06

FY 2014 Targeted Assistance Formula Allocations

Published: October 16, 2014
Categories:
Targeted Assistance
Topics:
Formula Funds
Types:
State Letter

To:  State Refugee Coordinators

From:  Eskinder Negash
            Director
            Office of Refugee Resettlement

Subject: FY 2014 Targeted Assistance Formula Allocations


The FY 2014 Targeted Assistance formula grants are incrementally funded with both FY 2014 and FY 2015 funding. The amount of FY 2014 funds being allocated is 24,847,722. The amount of FY 2015 funds being allocated is 17,993,178, subject to funds availability.

This table shows the FY 2014 Targeted Assistance County and Targeted Assistance Area allocations, State allocations, and the population figures used to determine the allocations. The population figures are based on FY 2012 and FY 2013 arrivals data (October 1, 2011, through September 30, 2013) 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 (OMB Clearance Number 0970-0036). The ORR-6 Performance Reports are submitted to the Office of Refugee Resettlement. The ORR-6 Performance Report may be found at: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/orr/resource/report-forms.

Effective October 1, 2013, grantees must submit the SF-425 Federal Financial Report through ACF’s On-Line Data Collection (OLDC) system.  

If you have any questions about Targeted Assistance allocations, please contact Iulia Kramar at (202) 401-5686 or iulia.kramar@acf.hhs.gov.

Table 1
FY2014 TAG Allocations to Counties

County Name State Refugees/1 Cuban-Haitian Entrants/2 Asylees SIVs Total Total Allocation 58% 42%/3
MARICOPA ARIZONA 3,849 415 106 154 4,524 1,067,601 619,208 448,392
PIMA ARIZONA 1,433 15 32 50 1,530 361,059 209,414 151,645
LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA 2,143 79 4,303 209 6,734 1,589,130 921,695 667,435
SAN DIEGO/4 CALIFORNIA 5,376 156 332 404 6,268 1,479,160 857,913 621,247
SACRAMENTO CALIFORNIA 1,387 5 44 133 1,569 370,262 214,752 155,510
SANTA CLARA CALIFORNIA 615 0 433 73 1,121 264,540 153,433 111,107
ORANGE CALIFORNIA 608 20 382 101 1,111 262,180 152,065 110,116
ALAMEDA CALIFORNIA 451 7 197 192 847 199,880 115,930 83,950
SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA 53 8 504 5 570 134,512 78,017 56,495
STANISLAUS CALIFORNIA 418 0 10 30 458 108,082 62,687 45,394
DENVER COLORADO 1,767 8 68 78 1,921 453,329 262,931 190,398
ARAPAHOE COLORADO 1,010 5 0 44 1,059 249,909 144,947 104,962
NEW HAVEN CONNECTICUT 513 1 0 29 543 128,140 74,321 53,819
HARTFORD CONNECTICUT 429 3 0 11 443 104,542 60,634 43,908
MIAMI-DADE FLORIDA 1,990 34,256 1,283 2 37,531 8,856,791 5,136,939 3,719,852
HILLSBOROUGH FLORIDA 927 1,780 158 53 2,918 688,607 399,392 289,215
PALM BEACH FLORIDA 337 1,565 406 28 2,336 551,263 319,733 231,531
ORANGE FLORIDA 475 860 880 25 2,240 528,609 306,593 222,016
BROWARD FLORIDA 135 1,359 645 12 2,151 507,606 294,411 213,194
DUVAL FLORIDA 1,409 252 65 24 1,750 412,976 239,526 173,450
LEE FLORIDA 67 773 0 2 842 198,700 115,246 83,454
COLLIER FLORIDA 86 729 0 2 817 192,801 111,824 80,976
PINELLAS FLORIDA 266 131 0 25 422 99,586 57,760 41,826
DEKALB GEORGIA 4,042 17 55 72 4,186 987,837 572,946 414,892
FULTON GEORGIA 891 3 28 16 938 221,355 128,386 92,969
ADA IDAHO 1,173 2 6 36 1,217 287,195 166,573 120,622
TWIN FALLS IDAHO 563 0 0 3 566 133,568 77,469 56,099
COOK ILLINOIS 2,628 46 242 171 3,087 728,489 422,524 305,965
DUPAGE ILLINOIS 606 5 75 12 698 164,718 95,537 69,182
WINNEBAGO ILLINOIS 496 1 0 19 516 121,769 70,626 51,143
MARION INDIANA 2,439 0 0 19 2,458 580,054 336,431 243,623
POLK IOWA 845 1 2 12 860 202,948 117,710 85,238
WYANDOTTE KANSAS 470 0 0 0 470 110,913 64,330 46,584
JEFFERSON KENTUCKY 1,905 1,075 23 60 3,063 722,825 419,239 303,587
FAYETTE KENTUCKY 465 15 0 15 495 116,813 67,752 49,061
WARREN KENTUCKY 462 4 6 17 489 115,397 66,930 48,467
CUMBERLAND MAINE 459 0 0 45 504 118,937 68,983 49,954
MONTGOMERY MARYLAND 771 1 905 77 1,754 413,919 240,073 173,846
BALTIMORE CITY MARYLAND 1,018 0 187 21 1,226 289,319 167,805 121,514
PRINCE GEORGES MARYLAND 267 0 340 9 616 145,367 84,313 61,054
SUFFOLK MASSACHUSETTS 733 103 382 42 1,260 297,342 172,459 124,884
HAMPDEN MASSACHUSETTS 1,088 3 6 19 1,116 263,360 152,749 110,611
WORCESTER MASSACHUSETTS 817 3 48 18 886 209,084 121,268 87,815
MIDDLESEX MASSACHUSETTS 529 6 0 36 571 134,748 78,154 56,594
OAKLAND MICHIGAN 3,717 1 0 173 3,891 918,222 532,569 385,653
MACOMB MICHIGAN 1,475 0 0 94 1,569 370,262 214,752 155,510
KENT MICHIGAN 1,208 1 0 23 1,232 290,735 168,626 122,109
EATON MICHIGAN 950 1 0 19 970 228,906 132,766 96,141
HENNEPIN MINNESOTA 1,640 0 25 9 1,674 395,041 229,124 165,917
RAMSEY MINNESOTA 1,510 2 8 8 1,528 360,587 209,140 151,446
SAINT LOUIS CITY MISSOURI 1,222 4 0 69 1,295 305,602 177,249 128,353
JACKSON MISSOURI 791 53 0 35 879 207,432 120,310 87,121
DOUGLAS NEBRASKA 1,328 0 0 6 1,334 314,805 182,587 132,218
LANCASTER NEBRASKA 390 0 0 101 491 115,869 67,204 48,665
CLARK NEVADA 1,033 1,168 67 28 2,296 541,824 314,258 227,566
MERRIMACK NEW HAMPSHIRE 486 0 0 0 486 114,689 66,520 48,169
UNION NEW JERSEY 302 101 0 6 409 96,518 55,981 40,538
BERNALILLO NEW MEXICO 461 204 0 24 689 162,594 94,305 68,290
ERIE NEW YORK 2,431 1 6 19 2,457 579,818 336,294 243,523
ONONDAGA NEW YORK 1,641 263 3 52 1,959 462,297 268,132 194,165
MONROE NEW YORK 1,324 124 0 33 1,481 349,495 202,707 146,788
ONEIDA NEW YORK 815 0 0 0 815 192,329 111,551 80,778
KINGS NEW YORK 53 0 684 4 741 174,866 101,422 73,444
ALBANY NEW YORK 570 1 0 14 585 138,052 80,070 57,982
QUEENS NEW YORK 82 10 419 48 559 131,916 76,511 55,405
NEW YORK NEW YORK 379 2 132 20 533 125,781 72,953 52,828
MECKLENBURG NORTH CAROLINA 1,158 52 45 12 1,267 298,994 173,417 125,578
GUILFORD NORTH CAROLINA 1,198 4 7 13 1,222 288,375 167,257 121,117
WAKE NORTH CAROLINA 863 25 0 69 957 225,839 130,986 94,852
DURHAM NORTH CAROLINA 477 3 0 26 506 119,409 69,257 50,152
CASS NORTH DAKOTA 745 0 0 7 752 177,461 102,928 74,534
FRANKLIN OHIO 2,177 10 204 34 2,425 572,266 331,914 240,352
CUYAHOGA OHIO 1,149 8 100 20 1,277 301,354 174,785 126,569
SUMMIT OHIO 989 0 1 0 990 233,626 135,503 98,123
HAMILTON OHIO 375 3 37 7 422 99,586 57,760 41,826
MULTNOMAH OREGON 1,384 320 46 54 1,804 425,719 246,917 178,802
PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA 1,300 15 20 50 1,385 326,841 189,568 137,273
ERIE PENNSYLVANIA 1,349 0 0 19 1,368 322,829 187,241 135,588
LANCASTER PENNSYLVANIA 865 304 1 10 1,180 278,463 161,509 116,955
ALLEGHENY PENNSYLVANIA 900 0 0 15 915 215,927 125,238 90,689
DAUPHIN PENNSYLVANIA 420 3 1 5 429 101,238 58,718 42,520
MINNEHAHA SOUTH DAKOTA 870 0 10 4 884 208,612 120,995 87,617
DAVIDSON TENNESSEE 1,924 51 188 145 2,308 544,656 315,900 228,755
HARRIS TEXAS 4,007 1,795 418 437 6,657 1,570,959 911,156 659,803
DALLAS TEXAS 2,612 162 261 213 3,248 766,483 444,560 321,923
TARRANT TEXAS 2,251 46 144 176 2,617 617,575 358,194 259,382
TRAVIS TEXAS 1,182 411 175 187 1,955 461,353 267,585 193,768
BEXAR TEXAS 1,363 130 28 141 1,662 392,209 227,481 164,728
POTTER TEXAS 883 39 3 20 945 223,007 129,344 93,663
SALT LAKE UTAH 2,081 6 5 72 2,164 510,674 296,191 214,483
CHITTENDEN VERMONT 672 1 21 1 695 164,010 95,126 68,884
FAIRFAX VIRGINIA 488 0 0 255 743 175,338 101,696 73,642
HENRICO VIRGINIA 376 4 0 24 404 95,338 55,296 40,042
KING WASHINGTON 2,949 15 362 144 3,470 818,871 474,945 343,926
SPOKANE WASHINGTON 886 5 1 14 906 213,803 124,006 89,797
MILWAUKEE WISCONSIN 1,385 7 8 29 1,429 337,224 195,590 141,634
Total   111,497 49,067 15,583 5,393 181,540 42,840,900 24,847,722 17,993,178

 

42,840,900 funding
235.99 per capita

 

Footnotes to Table 1
1. Includes Amerasians from Vietnam
2. Includes Havana parolees and Cuban Medical Professional parolees
3. FY2015 funding actions are subject to availability of funding and Congressional action
4. A portion of this total will be allocated to the San Diego Wilson-Fish program