[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 169 (Thursday, August 30, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 52752]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-21401]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Office of Refugee Resettlement

[C.F.D.A. Number: 93.566]


Notice of FY 2012 Refugee Social Services Formula Awards to 
States and Wilson/Fish Alternative Project Grantees

AGENCY: Office of Refugee Resettlement, ACF, HHS.

ACTION: Notice of awards.

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    CFDA Number: 93.566.
SUMMARY: The Office of Refugee Resettlement, Administration for 
Children and Families (ACF), announces the allocation of Refugee Social 
Services formula awards to States and Wilson/Fish Alternative Project 
grantees. The purpose of the Social Services program is to provide 
employment, English language, orientation, and other resettlement 
services to refugees, Amerasians, asylees, Cuban and Haitian entrants, 
victims of trafficking, and Iraqis and Afghans with Special Immigrant 
Visas. The awards are determined by the number of the eligible 
populations residing in the State during the two-year period from 
October 1, 2009, to September 30, 2011. States with allocations under 
$100,000 through this calculation instead receive floor allocations 
ranging from $75,000 to $100,000 depending on the number of the 
eligible population in each State. The purpose of the floor allocations 
is to ensure that all participating States receive an award sufficient 
to maintain a program of resettlement services.
    The FY 2012 formula allocations for Social Services are available 
on ORR's Web site at: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/orr/policy/fy2012_formula_allocations_refugee_socialservices.htm.

DATES: The awards are effective immediately. Funds must be obligated by 
September 30, 2013, and funds must be expended by September 30, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Henley Portner, Office of the 
Director, Office of Refugee Resettlement, (202) 401-5363, 
Henley.Portner@acf.hhs.gov.

    Statutory Authority:  Sections 412(c)(1)(B) of the Immigration 
and Nationality Act (INA) (8 U.S.C. 1522(c)(1)(B)).

Eskinder Negash,
Director, Office of Refugee Resettlement.
[FR Doc. 2012-21401 Filed 8-29-12; 8:45 am]
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