[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 126 (Monday, July 1, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Page 31323]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-13992]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families

[CFDA Number: 93.676]


Announcement of the Intent To Issue One OPDIV-Initiated 
Supplement to BCFS Health and Human Services Under the Standing 
Announcement for Residential (Shelter) Services for Unaccompanied Alien 
Children, HHS-2017-ACF-ORR-ZU-1132

AGENCY: Unaccompanied Alien Children's (UAC) Program, Office of Refugee 
Resettlement (ORR), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S 
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

ACTION: Notice of intent to issue one OPDIV-Initiated Supplement to 
BCFS Health and Human Services, San Antonio, Texas under the UAC 
Program.

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SUMMARY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of 
Refugee Resettlement (ORR), announces the intent to issue one OPDIV-
Initiated Supplement to BCFS Health and Human Services, San Antonio, 
Texas in the amount of up to $300,800,000. ORR announces the issuance 
of the first installment for 60 days in the amount of up to 
$50,000,000.
    ORR has been identifying additional capacity to provide shelter for 
potential increases in apprehensions of Unaccompanied Alien Children at 
the U.S. Southern Border. Planning for increased shelter capacity is a 
prudent step to ensure that ORR is able to meet its responsibility, by 
law, to provide shelter for Unaccompanied Alien Children referred to 
its care by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
    To ensure sufficient capacity to provide shelter to unaccompanied 
alien children referred to HHS, ORR is requesting that BCFS provide up 
to 1,300 temporary shelter beds at Carrizo Springs, Texas over a 
graduated timeframe.

DATES: Supplemental award funds will support activities until January 
31, 2020. The first installment will support activities for 60 days.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen Antowiak, Office of Refugee 
Resettlement, Division of Unaccompanied Alien Children Operations, 330 
C Street SW, Washington, DC 20201. Phone: 202-260-6165. Email: 
stephen.antkowiak@acf.hhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:  ORR is continuously monitoring its capacity 
to shelter the unaccompanied alien children referred to HHS, as well as 
the information received from interagency partners, to inform any 
future decisions or actions.
    ORR has specific requirements for the provision of services. Award 
recipients must have the infrastructure, licensing, experience, and 
appropriate level of trained staff to meet those requirements. The 
expansion of the existing program and its services through this 
supplemental award is a key strategy for ORR to be prepared to meet its 
responsibility to provide shelter for Unaccompanied Alien Children 
referred to its care by DHS and so that the U.S. Border Patrol can 
continue its vital national security mission to prevent illegal 
migration, trafficking, and protect the borders of the United States.
    Statutory Authority: This program is authorized by--
    (A) Section 462 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, which in 
March 2003, transferred responsibility for the care and custody of 
Unaccompanied Alien Children from the Commissioner of the former 
Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) to the Director of ORR of 
the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
    (B) The Flores Settlement Agreement, Case No. CV85-4544RJK (C.D. 
Cal. 1996), as well as the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims 
Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-457), which 
authorizes post release services under certain conditions to eligible 
children. All programs must comply with the Flores Settlement 
Agreement, Case No. CV85-4544-RJK (C.D. Cal. 1996), pertinent 
regulations and ORR policies and procedures.

Karen Shields,
Senior Grants Policy Specialist, Division of Grants Policy, Office of 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2019-13992 Filed 6-26-19; 4:15 pm]
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