U.S. Refugee Admissions Program

Initial reception and placement program for refugees approved for admission in the United States.

Program objectives include: (1) arranging for the refugees, resettlement by ensuring that approved refugees are offered appropriate assistance during their initial resettlement in the United States;
(2) providing refugees with basic necessities and core services during their first 90-days of resettlement in the United States; and (3) assisting refugees in achieving economic self-sufficiency through employment as soon as possible after arrival in the United States in coordination with publicly sponsored refugee service and assistance programs.

Agency - Department of State

The Department of State strives to create a more secure, democratic and prosperous world for the benefit of the American people and the international community.

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Program Accomplishments

In fiscal year 2006, 53,813 refugees were resettled in the United States through nine private non-profit organizations and one State government.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The cooperative agreement allocates partial funds for the identified services based on a fixed per capita of $850 per refugee resettled in the United States.

Allocation of funds are also based on the organization's reported expenses for its headquarters each fiscal year.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State governments and private non-profit organizations.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Refugees approved under the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program will benefit.



Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination


This program is excluded from coverage under E.O 12372.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

Participating organizations respond to the Bureau's request for proposals on an annual basis. All proposals are submitted to the Office of Refugee Admissions within the Bureau. There is prescribed format for proposals, as stated in the request.

Award Procedures

The Assistant Secretary of the Bureau makes funding decisions based on the Director of the Office of Refugee Admissions recommendations for all reception and placement awards and the Comptroller of the Bureau signs the cooperative agreement.


See the cover letter of the request for proposal for submission deadline.


Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended (INA) and the Refugee Migration and Assistance Act, as amended (MRA).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time





Renewals or extensions require additional approval.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Formula: Funds are awarded on a reimbursement basis through a per capita and reported expenses. Organizations are expected to contribute private funds to assist with reception and placement services.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Funds are awarded on a fiscal year basis, October 1 through September 30.

Post Assistance Requirements


Quarterly financial reports are due sixty days after the close of a calendar year quarter.

A preliminary final financial report is due 90 days after the expiration of an agreement with a final financial due upon issuance of final indirect cost rates.

Program reports are due as set forth in the award document.


The Bureau's funds must be included in an appropriate audit or audits performed by independent public accountants in accordance with U.S. Government Auditing Standards established by the Comptroller General of the United States covering financial audits. The audit must be performed to meet the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 133. Revised, Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations. The audit report is due 30 days after issuance or nine months after the end of the audit period.


The grantee shall maintain a case file for each refugee family unit admitted into the United States.

Financial Information

Account Identification



FY 07 $74,600,000; FY 08 est not available; FY 09 est not reported.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range $20,000 - $2,873,029; Average $1,021,203.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

All inquiries should be directed to the information contacts listed below.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Programmatic - U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, Office of Refugee Admissions, SA-1, Suite L505, Washington, DC 20522-0105, Telephone: 202/663-1056. Financial - U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, Office of the Comptroller, SA-1, Suite L505, Washington, DC 20522-0105. Telephone: (202) 663-1022.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Cooperative agreements are made on the basis of a panel review using evaluation criteria specified in the request for proposal.

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