Standing Announcement for Residential (Secure) Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children

The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), Division of Unaccompanied Children Operations (DUCO), within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), provides temporary shelter care and other child welfare-related services to unaccompanied alien children (UAC) in ORR custody.

care services begin once ORR accepts a UAC for placement and ends when the UAC is released from ORR custody, turns 18 years of age, or the UAC’s immigration case results in a final disposition of removal from the United States.

Residential care and other child welfare-related services are provided by state licensed residential care programs in the least restrictive setting appropriate for the UAC’s age and needs.

ORR is publishing this Standing Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to seek secure care providers.

Care providers operating a secure facility(ies) are required to be licensed in the state in which it is located to provide secure care.

The secure care provider manages a specialized population of UAC who have exhibited the following behaviors: violent or criminal behavior that endangers others; serious escape history/risk; extremely disruptive/dangerous behavior in a shelter; and/or disruptive/dangerous behavior in a staff secure setting.

All entities, funded under this FOA, must also comply with Flores v.

Reno, CV 85-4544RJK (C.D.


1996) (Flores settlement agreement), pertinent regulations, laws, and ORR policies, instructions, and procedures.

ORR encourages applicants to review ORR's policies, instructions, and procedures at: as these will be critical to the overall program design.
Related Programs

Unaccompanied Alien Children Program

Department of Health and Human Services

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services

Office: Administration for Children and Families - ORR

Estimated Funding: $15,000,000

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Additional Information of Eligibility:
Care providers are required to provide documentation of state or county licensing to operate a secure juvenile detention facility.

Applications from individuals (including sole proprietorships) and foreign entities are not eligible and will be disqualified from competitive review and from funding under this announcement.

Full Opportunity Web Address:


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ACF Applications Help Desk

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