[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 79 (Wednesday, April 24, 2013)]
[Page 24208]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-09699]



Administration for Children and Families

[CFDA Number: 93.676]

Announcement of the Award of 12 Single-Source Program Expansion 
Supplement Grants to Unaccompanied Alien Children's Shelter Care 

AGENCY: Office of Refugee Resettlement, Administration for Children and 
Families, Department of Health and Human Services.

ACTION: Announcement of the award of 12 single-source program expansion 
grants to 10 current grantees to expand bed capacity and supportive 
services to the increasing number of unaccompanied alien children.


SUMMARY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of 
Refugee Resettlement (ORR) announces the award of twelve single-source 
program expansion supplement grants to the following ten current 
grantees, for a total of $33,653,092.

           Organization                   Location            Amount
Children's Center, Inc............  Galveston, TX.......        $354,377
BCFS Health and Human Services....  San Antonio, TX.....      11,826,867
Heartland Human Care Services, Inc  Chicago, IL.........       1,459,119
Southwest Key, Inc................  Austin, TX..........      12,450,000
United States Conference of         Washington, DC......         300,000
 Catholic Bishops.
Lutheran Immigration Refugee        Baltimore, MD.......       2,500,000
Lutheran Social Services of the     Austin, TX..........       2,171,142
His House.........................  Opa Locka, FL.......         950,000
Lincoln Hall......................  Lincolndale, NY.....         523,520
Youth For Tomorrow................  Bristow, VA.........       1,118,067

    These supplement grants will support the expansion of bed capacity 
and supportive services to meet the number of unaccompanied alien 
children referrals from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The 
funding program is mandated by section 462 of the Homeland Security Act 
to ensure appropriate placement of all referrals from the DHS. The 
program is tied to DHS apprehension strategies and sporadic number of 
border crossers. Award funds will support services to unaccompanied 
alien children through September 30, 2013.

DATES: The period of support under these supplements is October 1, 2012 
through September 30, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jallyn Sualog, Acting Director, 
Division of Children's Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement, 901 D 
Street SW., Washington, Telephone (202) 401-4997. 
Email:[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Since the beginning of FY 13, the 
Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) program has seen a dramatic increase 
in the number of DHS referrals. The influx of border crossers referred 
by DHS has grown beyond anticipated rates and has resulted in the 
program needing a significant increase in the number of shelter beds 
and supportive services.
    The UAC program has specific requirements for the provision of 
services to unaccompanied alien children. These grantee organizations 
are the only entities with the infrastructure, licensing, experience, 
and appropriate level of trained staff to meet the required service 
requirements and the urgent need for the expansion of services required 
to respond to unexpected arrivals of unaccompanied children. The 
program expansion supplement will support such services and alleviate 
the buildup of children waiting in border patrol stations for placement 
in shelter care.

    Statutory Authority:  Section 462 of the Homeland Security Act, 
(6 U.S.C. 279) and sections 235(c) and 235(d) of the William 
Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 
2008, (8 U.S.C. 1232(c) and 1232(d)).

Eskinder Negash,
Director, Office of Refugee Resettlement.
[FR Doc. 2013-09699 Filed 4-23-13; 8:45 am]