Standing Announcement for Residential (Therapeutic) Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children

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Opportunity ID: 321334
Opportunity Number: HHS-2020-ACF-ORR-ZU-1785
Opportunity Title: Standing Announcement for Residential (Therapeutic) 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 by a State licensing agency to provide residential treatment centers, psychiatric treatment facilities and/or therapeutic residential services for children. Care providers, providing residential treatment or psychiatric treatment facilities, are required to be accredited by JCAHO or an equivalent accreditation agency in order to ensure child welfare best practices and nationally recognized child welfare standards are incorporated into daily programming. 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 04, 2019
Last Updated Date: Oct 04, 2019
Estimated Synopsis Post Date: Feb 12, 2020
Fiscal Year: 2020
Award Ceiling: $6,000,000
Award Floor: $1,000,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $15,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Description: The Office of Refugee Resettlement/Division of Unaccompanied Children Operations (ORR/DUCO), within the Administration for Children and Families, provides temporary shelter care and other child care services to unaccompanied alien children (UAC) in ORR custody. Residential care services begin once ORR accepts a UAC for placement and ends when the minor is released from ORR custody. Residential care and other child care services are provided by State-licensed residential care programs in the least restrictive setting appropriate for the UAC’s age and special needs. ORR is announcing this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for therapeutic residential care providers including but not limited to: psychiatric treatment facilities; therapeutic shelter /group home services specializing in the care of children with conduct and behavioral issues. Residential care providers operating therapeutic residential facilities are required to be licensed as a therapeutic treatment facility in the State in which they are located and are required to also be accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) or an equivalent accreditation agency, if providing psychiatric treatment services. Therapeutic residential facilities are required to provide services in a highly structured clinical program and have the ability to provide services to UAC with various mental health needs. All entities, funded under this FOA, must also comply with 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 at: 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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