The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) invites eligible entities to submit competitive grant applications for funding of the Ethnic Community Self-Help Program to provide services to newly arriving refugees.
The objectives of this program are:
- Strengthen organized ethnic communities comprised and representative of refugee populations
- Ensure ongoing support and culturally appropriate services to refugees within five years of their initial resettlement.
The populations targeted for services and benefits in the application must represent refugee groups who have arrived in the U.S. within the last five years. ORR places a strong emphasis on projects with a two-fold aim: 1) strengthening of the applicant’s organizational capacity 2) provision of SMART services (Specific Measurable, Appropriate, Realistic, and Time-Bound) to refugees.
Such services may include both direct and referral services.