Fiscal Year 2019 Refugee School Impact Support Services Set-Aside
Dear Colleague Letter 18-07
Date: September 28, 2018
ORR will issue Refugee School Impact (RSI) funding to states as a “set-aside” within the fiscal year (FY) 20191 Refugee Support Services (RSS) formula allocation. This letter details RSI FY 2019 allocation determinations and final amounts. An upcoming Policy Letter will outline program goals and recommended services, as well as program reporting and monitoring activities.
FY 2019 Allocations
The FY 2019 allocations to states, Wilson/Fish programs, and replacement designees are based on the number of ORR-eligible individuals, aged 5-18, who were served within FY 2017, as reported in the ORR Refugee Arrivals Data System (RADS). States, Wilson/Fish programs, and replacement designees that served at least 60 ORR-eligible individuals, aged 5-18, qualify for funding.
The chart below documents the number of eligible individuals served in each state in FY 2017 and the corresponding funding allocations for the RSI program for FY 2019. The proposed allocations are based on the availability of federal funding and will be included in the quarterly FY 2019 RSS allocation as a “set-aside.”
As required under ORR regulation 45 C.F.R. §400.210, these funds must be obligated by September 30, 2020, and must be liquidated by September 30, 2021.
|State, Wilson - Fish Program, Replacement Designee||Total Served FY17
Other states not funded:
|District Of Columbia||12|
Explanation of Allocations
FY 2019 allocations fall into the following tiers: 1) a maximum tier of $1 million in funding to states that served over 3,000 eligible individuals; 2) a per capita tier for states that served between 200-1,500 eligible individuals; and 3) a floor tier for states that served between 60-199 eligible individuals, which was further broken down to 60-99 individuals ($75,000), 100-149 individuals ($100,000), and 150-199 individuals ($125,000).
Please direct any questions about this Dear Colleague Letter or the RSI program to your ORR Regional Representative. We also encourage you to utilize ORR’s Technical Assistance provider(s) for additional resources on serving refugees.
E. Scott Lloyd, Director
Office of Refugee Resettlement