Refugee Microenterprise Development Program (MED)

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Opportunity ID: 328866
Opportunity Number: HHS-2021-ACF-ORR-RG-1909
Opportunity Title: Refugee Microenterprise Development Program (MED)
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Income Security and Social Services
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 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
Additional Information on Eligibility: Public or private non-profit agencies are eligible for awards under this announcement. Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement. Applications from individuals (including sole proprietorships) and foreign entities are not eligible and will be disqualified from competitive review and from funding under this announcement.
Agency Code: HHS-ACF-ORR
Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families – ORR
Posted Date: Sep 01, 2020
Last Updated Date: Sep 01, 2020
Estimated Synopsis Post Date: Mar 19, 2021
Fiscal Year: 2021
Award Ceiling: $250,000
Award Floor: $150,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,500,000
Expected Number of Awards: 12
Description: The Office of Refugee Resetllement (ORR) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announces funding for the Refugee Microenterprise Development Program (MED). The overall goal of the Refugee MED Program is assist refugees to become economically self-sufficient by, 1) assisting refugees to establish microenterprise businesses through the provision of MED grants and loans, training and technical assistance (T/TA), and 2) assisting refugees in building credit history and/or repairing their credit score. Allowable activities under the Refugee MED Program include providing technical assistance on grants and loans, maintaining a revolving loan fund, provision of credit builder loans, and administrative costs associated with managing the MED Program.
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