[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 116 (Monday, June 19, 2017)]
[Pages 27834-27835]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-12627]



Administration for Children and Families

[CFDA Number: 93.676]

Announcement of the Award of Six Single-Source Program Expansion 
Supplement Grants Under the Unaccompanied Children's Program

AGENCY: Office of Refugee Resettlement, ACF, HHS.

ACTION: Notice of award of six single-source program expansion 
supplement grants under the Unaccompanied Children's (UC) Program.


SUMMARY: The Administration for Children and Families, Office of 
Refugee Resettlement (ORR), announces the award of six single-source 
program expansion supplement grants for a total of $14,821,314 under 
the UC Program.

DATES: Supplemental award funds will support activities for four 
grantees from October 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016, and for two 
grantees from October 1, 2016, through September 30, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jallyn Sualog, Director, Division of 
Unaccompanied Children Operations, Office of Refugee Resettlement, 330 
C Street SW., Washington, DC 20201. Phone: 202-401-4997. Email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ORR is continuously monitoring its capacity 
to shelter the UC referred to the Department of Health and Human 
Services (HHS), and the information received from interagency partners, 
to inform any future decisions or actions. The six recipients are:

          Organization                   Location             Amount
Heartland Human Care, Inc......  Chicago, IL............        $845,855
International Educational        San Benito, TX.........         131,109
 Services, Inc.
International Educational        Los Fresnos, TX........       1,118,780
 Services, Inc.
Cayuga Home for Children DBA     New York, NY...........         979,200
 Cayuga Centers.
Southwest Key..................  Phoenix, AZ............       2,460,800
Southwest Key..................  Brownsville, TX........       9,285,570

    ORR has been identifying additional capacity to provide shelter for 
potential increases in apprehensions of UC 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 Children referred to its care by the Department of 
Homeland Security (DHS).
    The expansion supplement grants will support the need to increase 
shelter capacity to accommodate the increasing numbers of UCs being 
referred by DHS. All grantees have the infrastructure, licensing, 
experience and appropriate level of trained staff to meet the service 
requirements and the urgent need for expansion of services. The 
grantees provide residential services to UC in the care and custody of 
ORR, as well as services to include counseling, case management, and 
additional support services to the family or to the UC and their 
sponsor when a UC is released from ORR's care and custody.
    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 UC 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 and trafficking, and to 
protect the borders of the United States.

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    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 to the Director of ORR of HHS.
    (B) The Flores Settlement Agreement, Case No. CV85-4544-RJK (C. D. 
Cal. 1996), and 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.

Christopher Beach,
Senior Grants Policy Specialist, Division of Grants Policy, Office of 
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