The Office of Refugee Resettlement/Division of Unaccompanied Children’s Operations (ORR/DUCO), within the Administration for Children and Families, provides temporary shelter care and other child welfare-related services to Unaccompanied Children (UC) in ORR custody.
Residential care services
begin once ORR accepts a UC for placement and end 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 child placement licensed residential care programs in the least restrictive setting appropriate for the UC’s age and special needs.
ORR is announcing the availability of funds under this Standing Notice of Funding Opportunity (SNOFO) to seek shelter care providers, including group homes and transitional foster care.
At the time of application, care providers do not have to be licensed (state child placement license and facility license) by an appropriate licensing agency to provide residential, group, or foster care services for children. However, care providers must be fully licensed (state child placement license and facility license) prior to accepting children for placement within the timeframes specified in the SNOFO.
For more information regarding licensing and required timeframes, please see Additional Information on Eligibility.
All entities funded under this SNOFO are subject to the provisions of the Service Contract Act (SCA) and implementing regulations found in title 29 of the CFR Part 4 including SCA labor standard clauses and must abide by applicable wage determinations.
For further information on wage determination please visit https://alpha.sam.gov/content/wage-determinations.
This award is also subject to Executive Order 14026 – Increasing the Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors, and its implementing regulations at 29 CFR Part 23; and Executive Order 13706, Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors, and its implementing regulations at 29 CFR Part 1 3. For additional information on the Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave requirements, please visit:
https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/government-contracts/minimum-wage and https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/government-contracts/sick-leave.
All entities, funded under this SNOFO, must also comply with the Flores Settlement Agreement Case No.
CV 85-4544-RJK (C.D.
1996), pertinent regulations, laws, and ORR policies, instructions, and procedures including, but not limited to, the ORR Policy Guide and Manual of 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.
Please refer to the SNOFO when it publishes for more details on application closing dates and project periods.