One cooperative agreement has been awarded to provide services under this program.
The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.
In FY 07, one cooperative agreement was awarded. The program serves over 200 US citizens each year.
Uses and Use Restrictions
This program provides temporary assistance such as money payments, medical care, temporary billeting, admission into a nursing home or hospital, settling with family or friends, moving into permanent housing, or foster care placement, transportation, overnight lodging, food, provision for escort services, clothing and other goods and services necessary for the health or welfare of individuals (including guidance, counseling, and other welfare services), furnished to U. S. citizens and their dependents who are without available resources in the U. S. upon their arrival from abroad and for such period after their arrival, not exceeding 90 days, as may be provided in regulations of the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).
This temporary assistance is given in the form of a loan and must be repaid to the U. S. Government.
Repatriates agree to repay costs to Federal government.
National/international social service organizations with expertise in mental health, child welfare, and criminal justice system.
Coordination with the U.S.
Another criteria for eligibility relies on the agency's ability to work with Department of State and Repatriation Coordinators in each State.
U.S. citizens and their dependents returning to the U.S. from abroad.
Proof of U.S. Citizenship, destitution and if applying due to mental condition, individual, a certificate as to the mental status.
Aplication and Award Process
This program is excluded from coverage by E.O.
ACF discretionary grants procedures.
Grants are awarded through ACF discretionary grants procedures.
Listed in the ORR and ACF website.
Social Security Act, Section 1113; 24 U.S.C. 9.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Project periods are generally for five years with one year budget periods.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Five-year project period and annual budget period.
Post Assistance Requirements
Program Performance Reports and Financial Status Reports are due on a semi-annual schedule.
Subsumed in Departmental audit procedures.
(Grant) FY 07 $900,000; FY 08 $1,000,000; and FY 09 est $1,300,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
In FY 07, a single cooperative agreement was awarded for $900,000.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
45 CFR 211-212. A brochure entitled "Temporary Assistance for Repatriates" is available from the Headquarters Office at no charge.
Regional or Local Office
Office of Refugee Resettlement, Administration for Children and Families, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447. Elizabeth Russell, Director. Telephone: (202) 401-4845.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Listed in the ORR and ACF website.
Weston Mill-based social enterprise Surplus Rescue CIC (Community Interest Company) recycles and finds homes for unwanted furniture. To date, it has received “extensive amounts” of quality second-hand furniture including desks, pedestals, cupboards and office chairs from a former local authority office equipment – and wants to find them a good home.