Refugee Family Child Care Microenterprise Development Program

Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2015-ACF-ORR-RG-0987
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Income Security and Social Services
CFDA Number: 93.576
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
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Agency Name: HHS-ACF-ORR
Closing Date: Jun 15, 2015
Award Ceiling: $187,500
Expected Number of Awards: 8
Creation Date: Apr 15, 2015
Funding Opportunity Description: The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) invites eligible entities to submit competitive grant applications for funding under the Refugee Family Child Care Microenterprise Development (RFCCMED) Program, formerly known as the Refugee Home-Based Child Care Microenterprsie Develpment Project. The RFCCMED Program helps refugees attain economic self-sufficiency by becoming licensed family child care businesses. Under the RFCCMED Program, ORR seeks to award three-year grants to eligible entities that will provide the intensive case management necessary to assist refugees in becoming licensed FCC providers. This includes, but is not limited to, accessing FCC and microenterprise development (MED) training; navigating the certification process and the process to qualify for state/county child care reimbursement; and providing post certification assistance. The program targets eligible refugee women, but is open to eligible refugee men as well. This program is not intended to develop new organizational training capacity in FCC or MED.