US: 2023 NOFO for Reception and Placement Program
The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) welcomes the submission of proposals for the Reception and Placement (R&P) Program for FY 2023.
The purpose of the R&P Program is to promote the successful reception and placement of all persons who are admitted to the United States under the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program.
For the purpose of this announcement, “refugee” is defined as a person admitted to the United States under section 207(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), as amended, or a person to whom eligibility for the resettlement assistance available to individuals admitted under section 207(c) has been extended by statute.
The goals of the R&P Program administered by the Bureau are:
To ensure the ability to receive promptly into the United States all refugees approved for admission under applicable provisions of the INA;
To ensure that all refugees approved for admission to the United States are provided with reception and placement services appropriate to their personal circumstances;
To maintain national capacity for the reception and placement of refugees, in accordance with admissions ceilings determined annually by the President after consultation with the Congress; and,
To assist refugees in achieving economic self-sufficiency in coordination with other refugee services and assistance programs authorized by the INA and any mainstream services and assistance programs for which refugees are eligible.
Core program objectives for FY 2023 include the following:
Resettlement Agency management ensures sound and timely operations to appropriately prepare and plan for refugee arrivals to the United States.
Resettlement Agency management provides sound oversight and support to maintain a flexible, well-equipped, and knowledgeable affiliate network.
Resettlement Affiliates deliver timely and individualized services that promote refugee well-being, integration, and self-sufficiency.
Resettlement Affiliates regularly engage, inform, and consult resettlement partners and broader stakeholders in their communities.
Resettlement Affiliates ensure refugees are connected to appropriate services and oriented to their new communities.
Resettlement Affiliates involve local communities to provide services and increase assistance and other integration support to refugees.
In order to serve the Administration’s stated goal to admit up to 125,000 refugees in FY 2023, PRM intends to award initial funding and placement plans at an operational level of 65,000 refugee arrivals.
Proposed program start date: October 1, 2022.
Duration of Activity: An initial period beginning October 1, 2022, through September 30, 2023, subject to the availability of funds. This agreement may be renewable for up to two additional 12-month awards based upon new budget submissions for each award on an annual basis.
The Bureau intends to award CAs for FY 2023 to well-qualified non-profit organizations able to offer a range of services throughout networks of multiple locations across the United States. This will include applicants that have demonstrated satisfactory performance under previous agreements with the Bureau and/or new applicants that meet the selection criteria and have demonstrated the ability to provide required services in a cost-effective manner. Applicants should understand that participation in the FY 2022 R&P Program is neither a pre-condition for nor a guarantee of continued participation in FY 2023.
In order to be considered for participation in the program, applicants must:
Be a well-established non-profit organization with demonstrated social service/case management expertise and experience managing a network of affiliates or partnering with community organizations to provide reception and placement or similar support services to refugees, migrants, or other vulnerable populations in the United States;
Have been a non-profit organization in operation for at least three full years with 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education;
Document the availability of private financial resources to contribute to the program; and
Operate in multiple locations across the United States.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=339484