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

The Office of Refugee Resettlement/Division of Children's Services (ORR/DCS), within the Administration for Children and Families, provides temporary shelter care and other child care services to Unaccompanied Children (UC) in ORR custody.

Residential care services begin once ORR accepts

credit:


a UC for placement and ends when the minor is released from ORR custody.

Residential care and other child care services are provided by State-licensed residential care programs in the least restrictive setting appropriate for the UC’s age and special needs.

ORR is announcing this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for therapeutic residential care providers including but not limited to:
psychiatric treatment facilities; therapeutic shelter /group home services specializing in the care of children with conduct and behavioral issues.

Residential care providers operating therapeutic residential facilities are required to be licensed as a therapeutic treatment facility in the State in which they are located and are required to also be accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) or an equivalent accreditation agency, if providing psychiatric treatment services.

Therapeutic residential facilities are required to provide services in a highly structured clinical program and have the ability to provide services to UC with various mental health needs.

All entities, funded under this FOA, must also comply with the Flores Settlement Agreement, the Perez-Olano Settlement Agreement, Case No.

CV05-3604 (C.D.

Cal., Dec.

14, 2010), pertinent regulations, laws, and ORR policies, instructions, and procedures.

ORR encourages applicants to review ORR's policies 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.
Related Programs

Unaccompanied Alien Children Program

Department of Health and Human Services


Agency: Administration for Children and Families - ORR

Office:

Estimated Funding: $25,000,000


Who's Eligible





Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2017-ACF-ORR-ZU-1154

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Care providers are required to be licensed by a State licensing agency to provide residential treatment centers, psychiatric treatment facilities and/or therapeutic residential services for children.

Care providers, providing residential treatment or psychiatric treatment facilities, are required to be accredited by JCAHO or an equivalent accreditation agency in order to ensure child welfare best practices and nationally recognized child welfare standards are incorporated into daily programming.

Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement.

Faith-based organizations are encouraged to review the ACF Policy on Grants to Faith-Based Organizations at: http: //www.acf.hhs.gov/acf-policy-on-grants-to-faith-based-organizations.

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:


Contact:


Agency Email Description:


Agency Email:
app_support@acf.hhs.gov

Date Posted:
2016-05-31

Application Due Date:
2016-08-01

Archive Date:
2016-08-31



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