Training and Technical Assistance Providers
In order to assist ORR-funded agencies in providing the highest quality in services, ORR has funded a number of grants to organizations with technical assistance expertise in a particular area.
Civic Integration & Community Engagement
Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS) strengthens the capacity of refugee-serving and mainstream organizations across the U.S. to ensure the successful development of refugee children, youth, and their families by increasing information sharing and promoting collaboration at the local, state, regional, and national levels.
Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC)
CLINIC promotes the dignity and protects the rights of immigrants in partnership with a dedicated network of Catholic and community legal immigration programs. CLINIC will establish a three year national citizenship capacity building project with the goals of increasing the number of refugees applying for naturalization and increasing the number of refugee resettlement organizations authorized to provide naturalization assistance to their clients.
Welcoming America, a returning grantee, looks to provide refugee resettlement organizations with the tools and support needed to enhance and sustain their community engagement and public awareness work in local communities, deepen their practices and local collaborations, and develop broader support for refugees which is essential to refugees’ longer-term civic, linguistic, and economic integration.
Organizational Capacity Building
IRC plans to draw on the expertise of its Research, Evaluation and Learning (REL) and Learning and Strategy teams, as well as its extensive experience in national-level ORR technical assistance provision, to offer a comprehensive program to address constraints in monitoring and report writing. The Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META) Project will take a two-pronged approach, working to improve ORR-funded refugee service providers’ practices in data collection, management and analysis while also enabling key refugee resettlement stakeholders to take concrete steps to improve the environment for evidence-driven programming at the policy level.
Higher nurtures welcoming communities in their efforts to help refugees gain economic stability and create opportunities to fully participate in the American dream. Higher provides training, mentoring, and employer outreach to voluntary agencies and other community-based organizations engaged in local employment services delivery.
Survivors of Torture
The Center for Victims of Torture offers national technical assistance through resources, training, and networking opportunities specifically targeted to specialized torture treatment centers.
The National Partnership for Community Training (NPCT) is a technical assistance program funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement that provides training services and capacity building to refugee providers throughout the United States. Its primary objective is to train social service providers to effectively identify, refer, assist, and serve refugees to enable them to become functioning and contributing members of their families and communities.
For additional information about ORR’s Training and Technical Assistance Programs, please contact:
Office of Refugee Resettlement
Administration for Children and Families
Mary E. Switzer Building
330 C ST SW, Room 5123
Washington, DC 20201