Social Services and Targeted Assistance Formula Funding
- Allocations for Refugee Social Services and Targeted Assistance formula funding to states is available here.
Call for Grant Reviewers
The Office of Refugee Resettlement invites you to share your expertise in working with refugees or in refugee resettlement by reviewing applications for future discretionary grants. More information about becoming an ORR Grant Reviewer is available here.
If you have been granted asylum in the United States, you may be eligible to receive assistance and services through the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). Please note that the toll-free Hotline number listed on your asylum grant letter is no longer in service.
You can now find contact information for local service providers in your area on the ORR resource map, located on the home page of this website. Just click on your state for full details and contacts.
Special note for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) asylees:
The Rainbow Welcome Initiative through Heartland Alliance supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) asylees and refugees as they resettle in the United States. This project helps LGBT asylees and refugees find assistance and connect with trained service providers and support. For additional information and resources, please visit www.RainbowWelcome.org.
Click here for more information and fact sheets in eight languages: Albanian (Shqipe), Amharic, Arabic (عربي), Chinese (繁體中文), French (Français), Haitian Creole (Krèyol), Persian/Farsi فارسی and Spanish (Español).
Who is eligible for the Office of Refugee Resettlement's benefits and services?
Download these handy Fact Sheets for any or all entry status categories.
- Cuban & Haitian Entrants
- Victims of Trafficking
- Survivors of Torture
- Information for Repatriated U.S. Citizens
- ORR Benefits at a Glance
- A Brief History of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
- Unaccompanied Children’s Services
- Refugees and the Affordable Care Act
The Office of Refugee Resettlement funds an array of formula and discretionary programs to states, voluntary agencies, and Mutual Assistance Associations. Standard reporting forms for all federal grants, including Formula, Discretionary, and Match Grant, are available here.
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. Training and Technical Assistance providers can help in a number of ways, depending on the provider’s time and funding constraints and the recipient agency’s particular needs.
Be sure to check out ORR's list of Network Resources.
Download the ACF Image/Story Waiver Release Form here.