Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) announces the funding opportunity and award procedures for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Ethnic Community Self-Help (ECSH) Program. ORR invites the submission of applications for funding, on a competitive basis, of projects seeking to connect newly arrived refugee communities and their organizations to mainstream communities. The objective of this program is to strengthen organized ethnic communities comprised and representative of refugee populations to ensure ongoing support and services to refugees within 5 years after their initial resettlement. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is open only to Ethnic Community-Based Organizations (ECBOs). An ECBO is a non-profit organization that was founded and/ is led by a refugee individual or a group of refugees and immigrants, primarily to serve a specific refugee group from one or multiple ethnicities. Refugees/former refugees must comprise a minimum of 60 percent of the organization’s board.
ORR solicits applications from ECBOs, including national, regional (multistate), and local agencies that address community building, facilitate refugees’ cultural adjustment and integration, and deliver mutually supportive services such as information exchange, civic participation, resource enhancement, orientation, and public education of the larger community on the background, needs, and potential of newly arriving refugees.
Funding Title: Ethnic Community Self Help Program
Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children & Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Express Language for Legal Aid: No
Target Population: Refugees
Expected Number of Awards: 20
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
How to Apply: All applicants must have a DUNS Number (http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform) and an active registration with the Central Contractor Registry (CCR) on the System for Award Management (SAM.gov, www.sam.gov).
Current Closing Date for Applications: 06/27/2014
Estimated Total Program Funding: $3,000,000
Award Ceiling: $250,000
Award Floor: $100,000
Eligible Applicants: This is open to refugee ethnic community-based organizations (ECBOs) only. An ECBO is a non-profit organization that was founded and/ is led by a refugee individual or a group of refugees and immigrants, primarily to serve a specific refugee group from one or multiple ethnicities. Refugees/individuals of refugee origin must comprise a minimum of 60 per cent of the organization’s board.
Link to Full Announcement: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/files/HHS-2014-ACF-ORR-RE-0816_2.htm#c.d.section.VI
Program Office Contact: Tabassum Siraj Phone: (202) 401-4689 Email: Tabassum.Siraj@acf.hhs.gov
Office of Grants Management Contact: Robin Bunch Phone: (202) 401-5513 Fax: (202) 205-3449 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org