Fiscal Year 2016 Targeted Assistance Formula Allocations

Dear Colleague Letter 16-10

Publication Date: September 16, 2016

Date: September 16, 2016

Dear Colleague:

Targeted Assistance formula grants fund employability services, such as job placement programs, to assist refugees and other ORR-served populations in achieving employment and economic self-sufficiency. ORR generally allocates these grant funds in two installments. In fiscal year (FY) 2016, ORR has added an additional five million dollars to the total funding amount, and will allocate the additional funding to the states in the first of the two installments. With this funding modification, ORR intends to help states with the significant number of fourth quarter refugee arrivals.

For FY 2016, Targeted Assistance formula allocations are based on the FY 2014 and FY 2015 arrivals data in the ORR Refugee Arrivals Data System (RADS) and data for the same time period submitted by states and then matched by ORR against the data in RADS. The table below provides the FY 2016 Targeted Assistance allocations by county.

Provision of Services
In accordance with 45 CFR 400.314, states must 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.

Obligation of Funds
Pursuant to 45 CFR 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.

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. 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.

Performance Reports are submitted using Schedule A and Schedule C of the ORR-6. The ORR-6 Performance Report may be found at: /programs/orr/resource/report-forms.

Please direct any questions about this Dear Colleague Letter to Carl Rubenstein, Director of the Division of Refugee Assistance, at carl.rubenstein@acf.hhs.gov.

Sincerely,
Robert Carey, Director
Office of Refugee Resettlement


FY2016 TAGF Allocations to Counties

County Name State Refugees/1 C/H Entrants/2 Asylees SIVs Total Population Total Allocation 5M Award 58% of Total Allocation September 2016 Award 42%/4 Grand Total Funding
Miami-Dade Florida 1,607 54,407 777 13 56,804 10,362,167 1,209,374 6,010,057 7,219,431 4,352,110 11,571,541
Harris Texas 4,105 5,346 458 1,349 11,258 2,053,681 239,687 1,191,135 1,430,822 862,546 2,293,368
Los Angeles California 3,436 210 3,977 369 7,992 1,457,898 170,153 845,581 1,015,734 612,317 1,628,051
Hillsborough Florida 1,058 5,082 124 108 6,372 1,162,378 135,662 674,179 809,841 488,199 1,298,040
San Diego/3 California 4,689 192 262 897 6,040 1,101,815 128,594 639,053 767,647 462,762 1,230,409
Maricopa Arizona 4,239 756 157 411 5,563 1,014,801 118,438 588,585 707,023 426,216 1,133,239
Dallas Texas 3,250 354 308 709 4,621 842,961 98,383 488,917 587,300 354,044 941,344
Dekalb Georgia 4,168 31 27 220 4,446 811,038 94,657 470,402 565,059 340,636 905,695
King Washington 3,330 16 259 642 4,247 774,736 90,420 449,347 539,767 325,389 865,156
Jefferson Kentucky 2,352 1,777 17 95 4,241 773,642 90,292 448,712 539,004 324,930 863,934
Sacramento California 1,653 4 49 2,000 3,706 676,047 78,902 392,107 471,009 283,940 754,949
Palm Beach Florida 413 3,080 156 2 3,651 666,014 77,731 386,288 464,019 279,726 743,745
Cook Illinois 3,085 74 152 256 3,567 650,691 75,943 377,401 453,344 273,290 726,634
Clark Nevada 1,178 1,943 22 128 3,271 596,695 69,641 346,083 415,724 250,612 666,336
Tarrant Texas 2,431 161 143 483 3,218 587,027 68,512 340,476 408,988 246,551 655,539
Travis Texas 1,342 984 206 468 3,000 547,259 63,871 317,410 381,281 229,849 611,130
Erie New York 2,746 3 3 121 2,873 524,092 61,167 303,973 365,140 220,119 585,259
Marion Indiana 2,789 5 0 51 2,845 518,984 60,571 301,011 361,582 217,973 579,555
Franklin Ohio 2,639 2 0 79 2,720 496,182 57,910 287,786 345,696 208,396 554,092
Broward Florida 179 2,241 239 5 2,664 485,966 56,718 281,860 338,578 204,106 542,684
Orange Florida 540 1,690 366 60 2,656 484,507 56,547 281,014 337,561 203,493 541,054
Onondaga New York 2,146 358 4 67 2,575 469,731 54,823 272,444 327,267 197,287 524,554
Davidson Tennessee 1,980 161 163 205 2,509 457,691 53,418 265,461 318,879 192,230 511,109
Oakland Michigan 2,307 0 0 141 2,448 446,563 52,119 259,007 311,126 187,556 498,682
Multnomah Oregon 1,830 423 49 139 2,441 445,286 51,970 258,266 310,236 187,020 497,256
Duval Florida 1,507 606 79 193 2,385 435,071 50,778 252,341 303,119 182,730 485,849
Salt Lake Utah 2,160 21 2 153 2,336 426,132 49,734 247,157 296,891 178,975 475,866
Bexar Texas 1,295 431 44 439 2,209 402,965 47,030 233,720 280,750 169,245 449,995
Milwaukee Wisconsin 2,041 10 9 26 2,086 380,527 44,412 220,706 265,118 159,821 424,939
Denver Colorado 1,791 11 57 192 2,051 374,143 43,667 217,003 260,670 157,140 417,810
Montgomery Maryland 851 15 710 475 2,051 374,143 43,667 217,003 260,670 157,140 417,810
Pima Arizona 1,852 30 28 79 1,989 362,833 42,347 210,443 252,790 152,390 405,180
Hennepin Minnesota 1,883 1 22 56 1,962 357,907 41,772 207,586 249,358 150,321 399,679
Baltimore City Maryland 1,493 5 254 101 1,853 338,024 39,451 196,054 235,505 141,970 377,475
Lee Florida 65 1,721 46 0 1,832 334,193 39,004 193,832 232,836 140,361 373,197
Douglas Nebraska 1,558 5 0 103 1,666 303,911 35,470 176,268 211,738 127,643 339,381
Collier Florida 61 1,520 29 0 1,610 293,696 34,277 170,344 204,621 123,352 327,973
Ramsey Minnesota 1,552 1 3 26 1,582 288,588 33,681 167,381 201,062 121,207 322,269
Monroe New York 1,244 207 2 70 1,523 277,825 32,425 161,139 193,564 116,686 310,250
Guilford North Carolina 1,420 11 10 42 1,483 270,528 31,574 156,906 188,480 113,622 302,102
Kent Michigan 1,421 49 1 10 1,481 270,164 31,531 156,695 188,226 113,469 301,695
Philadelphia Pennsylvania 1,295 17 10 142 1,464 267,062 31,169 154,896 186,065 112,166 298,231
Mecklenburg North Carolina 1,294 42 34 55 1,425 259,948 30,339 150,770 181,109 109,178 290,287
Alameda California 503 4 158 757 1,422 259,401 30,275 150,453 180,728 108,948 289,676
Ada Idaho 1,320 0 0 101 1,421 259,218 30,254 150,346 180,600 108,872 289,472
Saint Louis City Missouri 1,276 28 18 99 1,421 259,218 30,254 150,346 180,600 108,872 289,472
Fairfax Virginia 553 2 54 768 1,377 251,192 29,317 145,691 175,008 105,501 280,509
Cuyahoga Ohio 1,244 1 0 107 1,352 246,631 28,785 143,046 171,831 103,585 275,416
Lancaster Pennsylvania 882 380 3 33 1,298 236,781 27,635 137,333 164,968 99,448 264,416
Erie Pennsylvania 1,229 0 0 29 1,258 229,484 26,783 133,101 159,884 96,383 256,267
Macomb Michigan 1,152 0 4 62 1,218 222,187 25,932 128,868 154,800 93,319 248,119
Arapahoe Colorado 1,066 15 56 80 1,217 222,005 25,910 128,763 154,673 93,242 247,915
Jackson Missouri 1,047 75 7 56 1,185 216,167 25,229 125,377 150,606 90,790 241,396
Hampden Massachusetts 1,113 5 3 45 1,166 212,701 24,825 123,367 148,192 89,334 237,526
Polk Iowa 1,134 1 3 27 1,165 212,519 24,803 123,261 148,064 89,258 237,322
Eaton Michigan 1,110 1 0 46 1,157 211,060 24,633 122,415 147,048 88,645 235,693
Summit Ohio 1,116 0 0 17 1,133 206,682 24,122 119,876 143,998 86,806 230,804
Fulton Georgia 1,015 14 7 90 1,126 205,405 23,973 119,135 143,108 86,270 229,378
Wake North Carolina 925 31 43 113 1,112 202,851 23,675 117,654 141,329 85,197 226,526
Suffolk Massachusetts 834 80 89 99 1,102 201,027 23,462 116,596 140,058 84,431 224,489
Santa Clara California 392 3 407 271 1,073 195,736 22,845 113,527 136,372 82,209 218,581
Orange California 497 21 139 381 1,038 189,352 22,099 109,824 131,923 79,528 211,451
Allegheny Pennsylvania 977 0 5 25 1,007 183,697 21,439 106,544 127,983 77,153 205,136
Spokane Washington 889 3 0 87 979 178,589 20,843 103,582 124,425 75,007 199,432
Worcester Massachusetts 897 6 41 14 958 174,758 20,396 101,360 121,756 73,398 195,154
Potter Texas 784 82 28 4 898 163,813 19,119 95,012 114,131 68,801 182,932
Oneida New York 837 0 0 16 853 155,604 18,161 90,250 108,411 65,354 173,765
Pinellas Florida 349 388 64 47 848 154,692 18,054 89,721 107,775 64,971 172,746
Cass North Dakota 806 0 1 25 832 151,773 17,714 88,028 105,742 63,745 169,487
Dupage Illinois 740 13 21 48 822 149,949 17,501 86,970 104,471 62,979 167,450
Middlesex Massachusetts 610 58 84 30 782 142,652 16,649 82,738 99,387 59,914 159,301
Minnehaha South Dakota 758 0 0 14 772 140,828 16,436 81,680 98,116 59,148 157,264
Lancaster Nebraska 610 0 0 149 759 138,457 16,159 80,305 96,464 58,152 154,616
Union New Jersey 392 255 3 106 756 137,909 16,096 79,987 96,083 57,922 154,005
Cumberland Maine 574 2 136 42 754 137,544 16,053 79,776 95,829 57,768 153,597
Albany New York 557 0 3 155 715 130,430 15,223 75,649 90,872 54,781 145,653
Warren Kentucky 663 17 2 27 709 129,336 15,095 75,015 90,110 54,321 144,431
Bernalillo New Mexico 366 228 0 93 687 125,322 14,626 72,687 87,313 52,635 139,948
Stanislaus California 285 0 20 354 659 120,215 14,030 69,725 83,755 50,490 134,245
Chittenden Vermont 629 0 4 2 635 115,837 13,519 67,185 80,704 48,652 129,356
Winnebago Illinois 588 20 0 25 633 115,472 13,477 66,974 80,451 48,498 128,949
Twin Falls Idaho 589 0 0 27 616 112,371 13,115 65,175 78,290 47,196 125,486
Henrico Virginia 436 0 0 178 614 112,006 13,072 64,963 78,035 47,043 125,078
Hartford Connecticut 541 0 0 48 589 107,445 12,540 62,318 74,858 45,127 119,985
New Haven Connecticut 426 8 0 141 575 104,891 12,242 60,837 73,079 44,054 117,133
Prince Georges Maryland 173 7 282 112 574 104,709 12,221 60,731 72,952 43,978 116,930
Fayette Kentucky 509 29 7 20 565 103,067 12,029 59,779 71,808 43,288 115,096
Wyandotte Kansas 529 1 0 4 534 97,412 11,369 56,499 67,868 40,913 108,781
Kings New York 29 2 449 32 512 93,399 10,901 54,171 65,072 39,228 104,300
San Francisco California 9 9 472 20 510 93,034 10,858 53,960 64,818 39,074 103,892
Durham North Carolina 469 3 1 34 507 92,487 10,794 53,642 64,436 38,845 103,281
Queens New York 35 3 351 108 497 90,663 10,581 52,585 63,166 38,078 101,244
New York New York 306 7 84 95 492 89,750 10,475 52,055 62,530 37,695 100,225
Merrimack New Hampshire 466 0 0 8 474 86,467 10,092 50,151 60,243 36,316 96,559
Dauphin Pennsylvania 410 8 0 20 438 79,900 9,325 46,342 55,667 33,558 89,225
Hamilton Ohio 332 2 0 2 336 61,293 7,154 35,550 42,704 25,743 68,447
Total   120,253 85,815 12,307 16,473 234,848 42,840,900 5,000,000 24,847,724 29,847,724 17,993,176 47,840,900

1/ Includes Amerasians from Vietnam
2/ Includes Havana parolees and Cuban Medical Professional parolees
3/ A portion of this total will be allocated to the San Diego Wilson-Fish program
4/ FY2017 funding actions are subject to availability of funding and Congressional action

Current as of: