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 minor is released from ORR custody, turns 18 years of age, or the minor’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 special needs.
ORR is publishing this Standing Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to seek staff secure care providers.
Residential care providers operating a staff secure facility must be licensed by an appropriate state agency to provide residential care that includes a heightened level of supervision for: UAC being stepped down from a secure program; UAC who have been disruptive to the normal functioning of a shelter program such that transfer is necessary to ensure the welfare of the minor and others; UAC who have non-violent criminal or delinquent history such as isolated or petty offenses, that do not warrant placement in a secure program; and/or UAC who pose an escape rick.
All entities funded under this FOA must also comply with the Flores Settlement Agreement, pertinent regulations, laws, and ORR policies, instructions, and procedures.
ORR encourages applicants to review ORR's policies, instructions, and procedures at: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/orr/resource/children-entering-the-united-states-unaccompanied as these will be critical to the overall program design.