Standing Announcement for Residential (Long Term Foster Care) Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children

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Opportunity ID: 321406
Opportunity Number: HHS-2020-ACF-ORR-ZU-1787
Opportunity Title: Standing Announcement for Residential (Long Term Foster Care) Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Income Security and Social Services
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 93.676
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 above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility”
Additional Information on Eligibility: Care providers are required to be licensed or license eligible (temporary, provisional, or an equivalent license) with license being issued, by a state licensing agency, within 90 days of award to provide residential, group, or foster care services for dependent children. 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: Oct 08, 2019
Last Updated Date: Oct 08, 2019
Estimated Synopsis Post Date: Feb 12, 2020
Fiscal Year: 2020
Award Ceiling: $10,000,000
Award Floor: $500,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $50,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 25
Description: The Office of Refugee Resettlement/Division of Unaccompanied Children's Operation(ORR/DUCO), within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), provides temporary shelter care and other child welfare-related services to unaccompanied alien children (UAC) in ORR custody. Residential care services begin once ORR accepts a UAC for placement and ends when the UAC is released from ORR custody, turns 18 years of age or the UAC's immigration case results in a final disposition of removal from the United States. Residential care and other child welfare-related services are provided by state-licensed residential care programs in the least restrictive setting appropriate for the UAC's age and needs. ORR is announcing this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to seek long-term foster care providers. Long term foster care providers are required to be licensed in the state in which they are located to provide foster care services and are required to meet the needs of UAC by providing quality care in a community setting. UAC who may qualify for placement in long-term foster care include UAC between the ages of 0-17 years of age, sibling groups, pregnant/parenting teens and/or UAC who are especially vulnerable or with other needs. All entities, funded under this FOA, must also comply with the Flores v. Reno, Case No. CV 85-4544RJK (C.D. Cal. 1996) (the Flores settlement agreement), the Perez-Olano Settlement Agreement, Case No. CV05-3604 (C.D. Cal., Dec. 14, 2010), pertinent regulations, laws, and ORR policies, instructions, and procedures. ORR encourages applicants to review ORR's policies, instructions, and procedures http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/orr/resource/children- entering-the-united-states-unaccompanied as these will be critical to the overall program design.
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