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Refugee Family Child Care Microenterprise Development

The Refugee Family Child Care Microenterprise Development (RFCCMED) program serves refugees who have lived in the U.S. for five years or less and are interested in starting a family child care business. A family child care business is a service that offers child care in the provider’s own home. Participants in the program must live in a home which meets legal standards for operating a family child care business.

RFCCMED provides refugee participants with training in child care and business skills and assistance with applying for a child care license. RFCCMED also offers participants a cash stipend of up to $3,000 for supplies and materials needed to run their businesses.

The goal of the program is to help recently arrived refugees earn an income that allows them to live independently. Many refugees come to the U.S. with experience caring for small children. They may also have young children of their own to care for, making it difficult for them to work outside of their homes. The RFCCMED program allows these refugees to use their child care skills to earn an income while also caring for their own children if needed. These businesses may also help other refugees find work, as they are able to care for these refugees’ children during the workday.

The RFCCMED program is operated by local community organizations that have been awarded a three-year grant to carry out the program. RFCCMED grantees partner with other local organizations such as non-profit agencies that support child care providers and government offices responsible for issuing child care licenses.

FY 2019 Grantees

Grantee City State End Date Amount Contact
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization Portland OR 9/29/2021  $187,500 Tina Do
10301 NE Glisan St., Portland, OR 97220
(503) 234-1541
International Rescue Committee Salt Lake City UT 9/29/2021  $187,500 Josh Lloyd
221 440 W., Salt Lake City, UT 84110
(801) 328-1091
Catherine McAuley Center Cedar Rapids IA 9/29/2021  $159,196 Lisa Geissler
866 4th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
(319) 363-4993
Midlands Latino Development Corporation Omaha NE 9/29/2021  $187,278 Claudia Zapata
4923 S. 24th St. STE 201, Omaha, NE 68107
(402) 933-4466
Jannus Boise ID 9/29/2021  $187,500 Kate Nelson
1607 W. Jefferson, Boise, ID 83702
(208) 336-5533
US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Erie PA 9/29/2021  $187,500 Dylanna Grasinger
517 E. 26th St., Erie, PA 16504
(814) 452-3935
Journey's End Refugee Services Buffalo NY 9/29/2021  $187,500 Kelly Dylag
2495 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 882-4963
International Rescue Committee San Diego CA 9/29/2021  $187,500 Mitch Johnson
5348 University Ave., San Diego, CA 32105
(619) 641-7510
Diocese of Olympia Seattle  WA 9/29/2019  $187,364 Sumonnat Rattanakhom
1610 S. King St., Seattle, WA 98144
(206) 323-3152
International Rescue Committee Phoenix AZ 3/31/2019  $187,500 Morgan Kennedy
4425 W. Olive Ave. STE 400, Phoenix, AZ 85302
(602) 433-2440

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Administration for Children and Families
Mary E. Switzer Building
330 C ST SW
Room 5123
Washington, DC 20201

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