Residential Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children

Quick Facts

Due DateAugust 5, 2014 (Tuesday)
Award Amount$ 500,000 - $ 100,000,000
Category of Funding ActivityIncome Security and Social Services
Eligible Applicants
  • State governments
  • County governments
  • City or township governments
  • Special district governments
  • Independent school districts
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • For-profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Small businesses
  • Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity below) - Care providers are required to be licensed by a State licensing agency to provide residential, group, or foster care services for dependent children. Applications from individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship for-profit organizations are not eligible and will be disqualified from competitive review and from funding under this announcement.

Program Description

The Office of Refugee Resettlement/Division of Children's Services (ORR/DCS) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announces the competing applications will be accepted for cooperative agreements to administer the Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) program. ORR/DCS provides temporary shelter care and other related services to UACs in ORR custody. Shelter care services begin once ORR accepts a UAC for placement and ends when the minor is released from ORR custody, turns 18 years of age, or the minor’s immigration case results in a final disposition of removal from the United States. Shelter care and other related services are provided by State-licensed residential shelter care programs in the least restrictive setting appropriate for the UAC’s age and special needs. The majority of UAC are expected to remain in ORR custody between 30-35 days, but some will have a longer or shorter length of stay. ORR is announcing this funding opportunity to seek residential care providers. Care providers must be licensed by an appropriate State agency to provide residential, group, or foster care services for dependent children, including a program operating group homes, foster homes, or facilities for special needs minors.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberHHS-2015-ACF-ORR-ZU-0833
Funding Opportunity TitleResidential Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children
Opportunity CategoryIncome Security and Social Services
Funding Instrument TypeCooperative Agreement
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of Awards60
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Posted DateJune 6, 2014 (Friday)
Application Due DateAugust 5, 2014 (Tuesday)
***Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.
Application Archive DateSeptember 4, 2014 (Thursday)
Total Program Funding$ 350,000,000
Award Amount$ 500,000 - $ 100,000,000
CFDA Number
  • 93.676 - Unaccompanied Alien Children Program

Eligible Applicants

  • State governments
  • County governments
  • City or township governments
  • Special district governments
  • Independent school districts
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • For-profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Small businesses
  • Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity below) - Care providers are required to be licensed by a State licensing agency to provide residential, group, or foster care services for dependent children. Applications from individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship for-profit organizations are not eligible and will be disqualified from competitive review and from funding under this announcement.

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Program Information Websitehttp://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2015-ACF-ORR-ZU-0833
ContactOffice: Administration for Children and Families
Address: Administration for Children and Families - ORR
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