The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) announces funding under the Ethnic Community Self-Help (ECSH) Program.
The goal of this program is to support Ethnic Community-Based Organizations (ECBOs) in providing refugee populations with critical services
to assist them in becoming integrated members of American society.
An ECBO is a non-profit organization that was founded and is led by a current or former refugee, or a group of current and former refugees and immigrants, primarily for the advancement of refugees.
For the purposes of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), ORR considers an ECBO as a non-profit organization whose board of directors is comprised of at least 60 percent current and/or former refugees.
Under the ECSH Program, the following three main objectives must be implemented:
1) to strengthen ECBOs’ provision of culturally and linguistically appropriate services to refugees within five years after their initial resettlement; 2) to support ECBOs' organizational development and engagement in capacity building by encouraging their collaboration with established refugee service providers and mainstream organizations; and 3) to support ECBOs in promoting community building and civic participation by refugee individuals and refugee community members.