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Policy Guidance/State Letters

State Letters

Published: August 14, 2015
Categories:
Cuban Haitian, Ethnic Community Self-Help, Individual Development Accounts (IDAs), Microenterprise Development, Preferred Communities, Public/Private Partnership, Refugee Agricultural Partnership Program (RAPP), Repatriation, School Impact, Services for Survivors of Torture, Services to Older Refugees, Supplemental Services, Targeted Assistance, Unaccompanied Children's Services, Unaccompanied Refugee Minors, Anti-Trafficking in Persons Program, Cash and Medical Assistance, Wilson/Fish
Topics:
Case Management, Child Welfare, Citizenship, Economic Development, Employment, Health and Medical, Human Trafficking, Integration

Indices of letters sent to State Refugee Coordinators during each calendar year on pertinent issues for State administered refugee programs. Recent letters are attached. If you need a copy of any State Letter not attached, contact ORR.

2015 | 20142013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000

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2012

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2004

  • 04-02 (03/11/04) Notice of FY 2004 Proposed Targeted Assistance Formula Allocations
  • 04-03 (03/05/04) Older Refugee Discretionary Grant Announcement
  • 04-04 (03/03/04) Renewal of ORR-1 (Refugee Resettlement Program Estimates: CMA)
  • 04-05 (03/09/04) 2004 National Refugee Program Consultation
  • 04-06 (03/19/04) Proposed Notice of FY 2004 Social Service Allocations
  • 04-07 (03/23/04) Notice of Availability of FY 2004 Funds to Support Services for Torture Victims
  • 04-08 (03/31/04) FY 2004 Matching Grant Program Announcement
  • 04-09 (04/09/04) Notice of Availability of FY 2004 Funds Under the Wilson-Fish Standing Announcement
  • 04-10 (05/28/04) Guidelines regarding the use of RMA Health Screening Programs
  • 04-11 (06/09/04) Notice of FY 2004 Final Targeted Assistance Formula Allocations
  • 04-12 (06/18/04) The Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2003--Eligibility for Federally Funded or Administered Benefits and Services to the Same Extent as Refugees Extended to Certain Family Members of Victims of a Severe Form of Trafficking in Persons
  • 04-13 (06/25/04) Final Notice of FY 2004 Social Service Allocations
  • 04-14 (08/06/04) Clarification of the Social Security Administration’s Procedure for Verifying Refugee and Asylee Status When Applying for a Social Security Card and Verification of Refugee Status with the Department of State Refugee Processing Center 
  • 04-15 (08/06/04) Data Collection by DB Consulting
  • 04-16 (08/27/04) CMA Close-out of FY 2003
  • 04-17 (08-2004) Notice of an Additional Closing Date for the Standing Announcement for Services to Recently Arrived Refugees: Priority Area 2 - Unanticipated Arrivals 
  • 04-18 (08-2004) Notice of Correction for the Standing Announcement for Services to Recently Arrived Refugees: Priority Area 1 - Preferred Communities
  • 04-19 (10/25/04) Data Collection: ORR-11 (Refugee State-of-Origin Report)
  • 04-20 (11-2004) Guidance to States/Wilson-Fish Agencies on Setting FY 2005 Annual Outcome Goals

 

2003

  • 03-01 (01/29/03) ORR Mid-Term Consultation
  • 03-02 (02/13/03) Notice of Availability of FY 2003 Discretionary Grant Funds to States for Service Programs for Cuban-Haitian Refugees and Entrants 
  • 03-03 (04/11/03) Disregard of Monetary Allowances for Certain Children of Vietnam War Veterans. 
  • 03-04 (04/--/03) Clearinghouse on refugee youth and child well-being
  • 03-05 (05/08/03) Notice of Availability of FY2003 Funds to States for the Refugee Preventive Health Discretionary Grant Program 
  • 03-07 (05/09/03) Notice of Availability of FY2003 Service Grants to States for the Targeted Assistance Discretionary Grant Program 
  • 03-08 (06/10/03) Notice of FY 2003 Funds for the Family Enrichment Program 
  • 03-09 (06/17/03) Notice of FY 2003 Proposed Targeted Assistance Formula Allocations
  • 03-11 (06/27/03) Grants for Refugee Microenterprise Development Projects
  • 03-12 (07/09/03) Grants for Refugee Employment Subsidy Program
  • 03-13 (07/22/03) Notice of FY 2003 Proposed Social Service Allocations
  • 03-14 (08/14/03) Notice of Availability of FY 2003 Funds for Technical Assistance to ORR-Funded Refugee Programs and Services for Asylees 
  • 03-15 (08/14/03) Notice of an additional closing date, for the ORR Standing Announcement for Services to Recently Arrived Refugees: Category One – Preferred Communities 
  • 03-16 (09/08/03) Final Notice of FY 2003 Targeted Assistance Formula Allocations
  • 03-18 (09/03/03) ORR 2003 Consultation – Time to Register! 
  • 03-19 (10/17/03) Notice of Technical Assistance Providers 
  • 03-20 (10/21/03) Data Collection: ORR-11 (Refugee State-of-Origin Report) 
  • 03-21 (10/31/03) Presidential Determination No. 2004-06 
  • 03-22 (11/20/03) Guidance to States/Wilson-Fish Agencies on Setting FY 2004 Annual Outcome Goals 
  • 03-23 (12/29/03) Summary of Planning Session on Resettlement of Somali Bantu Refugees 
  • 03-24 (12/26/03) Use of Surplus Prior Year Funds for Current Year Formula Programs

 

2002

  • 02-01 (01/04/02) The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000
    Removal of Expiration Dates from Certification
    Letters for Adults and Eligibility Letters for Children 
  • 02-02 (01/07/02) Dr. Nguyen Van Hanh’s Welcome (doc 22KB)
  • 02-04 (02/08/02) Verification of Refugee Status with the Department of State Refugee Data Center
  • 02-05 (02/21/02) Refugee School Impact Grants
  • 02-06 (03/01/02) Notice of Cancellation of section of the Standing Announcement
  • 02-08 (03/11/02) Monthly Data Report 
  • 02-09 (03/11/02) Monthly Data Report 
  • 02-10 (03/25/02  Monthly Data Report 
  • 02-11 (04/09/02) Notice of FY 2002 Proposed Social Service Allocations 
  • 02-12 (04/22/02) Renewal of ORR-6 (Quarterly Performance Report) 
  • 02-13 (05/01/02) Monthly Data Report
  • 02-14 (05/21/02) ORR Monthly Data Report
  • 02-15 (05/29/02) Notice of ORR Announcement for Services to Victims of a Severe Form of Trafficking 
  • 02-16 (05/30/02) Noticed of Proposed FY 2002 Targeted Assistance Allocations
  • 02-17 (05/29/02) Grants for Refugee Microenterprise Development Projects
  • 02-18 (06/06/02) ORR Standing Announcement for Services to Recently Arrived Refugees: Category 2 - Unanticipated Arrivals and Category 4 - Ethnic Community Self-Help 
  • 02-19 (06/12/02) Grants for Refugee Individual Development Account Programs 
  • 02-20 (06/17/02) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Notice of Funding Availability for Policy and Research Grants (State Innovation Grants) 
  • 02-21 (06/19/02) Use of Surplus Prior Year Funds for Current Year Formula Programs
  • 02-22 (06/28/02) Monthly Data Report 
  • 02-23 (07/03/02) Continuation of the Matching Grant December 2001 Agreement During Calendar Year 2002 
  • 02-24 (07/08/02) Final Notice of FY 2002 Social Service Allocations
  • 02-25 (07/23/02) Toll-Free phone number for Trafficking Victim Verification -- 1-866-401-5510
  • 02-26 (07/19/02) Monthly Data Report
  • 02-30 (09/10/02) Final Notice of FY 2002 Targeted Assistance Allocations
  • 02-31 (09/24/02) Notice of ORR Announcement for Services to Victims of a Severe Form of Trafficking
  • 02-32 (10/10/02) ORR's Reorganization
  • 02-33 (10/18/02) Presidential Determination on the Refugee Admissions Ceiling for FY-2003
  • 02-34 (10/23/02) Renewal of ORR-3 (Refugee and Entrant Unaccompanied Minor Placement Report) and ORR-4 (Refugee and Entrant Unaccompanied Minor Report)

 

2001

  • 01-01 (1/11/01) Lost Boys: Arrival of Sudanese Youths During FY 2001
  • 01-02 (1/11/01) Farewell from Lavinia Limon
  • 01-03 (1/17/01) Monthly Data Report for November 2000
  • 01-04 (2/15/01) Monthly Data Report for December 2000
  • 01-05 (2/16/01) FY 2001 Refugee Preventive Health Discretionary Program Announcement
  • 01-06 (3/08/01) Monthly Data Report for January 2001
  • 01-07 (3/05/01) Grant for Assistance for Treatment of Survivors of Torture plus appendix
  • 01-09 (4/05/01) Change in Issuance of Social Security Numbers to Asylees
  • 01-11 (4/19/01) Grant for Assistance to the Elderly 
  • 01-12 (4/27/01) Proposed Social Service and Targeted Assistance Formula Announcements
  • 01-13 (5/03/01) The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000
  • 01-14 (5/00/01) Grants for Services to Recently Arrived Refugees 
  • 01-17 (7/06/01) Final Notice of FY 2001 Social Service Formula Allocation
  • 01-18 (7/09/01) Asylee Information Hotline
  • 01-19 (7/10/01) Extension of Deadline for Submission of Older Refugee Discretionary Grant Applications
  • 01-20 (7/20/01) Notice of Final FY 2001 Targeted Assistance Allocations
  • 01-22 (8/15/01) Clarification of Acceptable Documentation for Category One "Cuban and Haitian Entrants"
  • 01-25 (9/28/01)  Events of September 11, 2001
  • 01-26 (9/28/01) Data Collection: ORR-11 (Refugee State-of-Origin Report) 
  • 01-30 (11/21/01) Employment Eligibility Requirements
  • 01-31 (12/05/01)  Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2002 Presidential Determination and Steps Taken by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) to Address the Impact of September 11 on Refugee Communities

2000

  • 00-02 (3/03/00)  Notice of Availability of Discretionary Grant Funds to States for
    1.Service Programs for Cuban and Haitian Refugees and Entrants
  • 00-03 (3/17/00) Grants for Refugee Individual Development Account Programs
  • 00-05 (3/31/00) Grants for Services to Survivors of Torture
  • 00-06 (4/14/00) Grants for Microenterprise Development Services
  • 00-07 (4/21/00) Technical Assistance to Special Programs
  • 00-08 (5/1/00) Proposed Social Service and Targeted Assistance Announcements
  • 00-10 (5/19/00) Grants for Community and Family Strengthening
  • 00-12 (6/15/00) Asylee Eligibility for Refugee Resettlement Program Benefits Date of Entry Will Be Date Individual Is Granted Asylum 
  • 00-14 (7/12/00) Refugees Should Receive Unrestricted Social Security Cards
  • 00-15 (8/03/00) Asylee Eligibility for Refugee Resettlement Program Benefits
  • 00-16 (8/03/00) Final Notices of FY 2000 Social Service and Targeted Assistance Formula Allocations
  • 00-17 (9/14/00) Status and Documentation Requirements for The Federal Refugee Resettlement Program
  • 00-18 (9/18/00) Policy Guidance on the Title VI Prohibition Against National Origin Discrimination As It Affects Persons With Limited English Proficiency
  • 00-19 (9/21/00) Guidance to States on Setting FY 2001 Annual Outcome Goals
  • 00-23 (11/16/00) States cannot require that applicants for Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) -funded assistance and services provide social security numbers
Last Reviewed: March 20, 2018