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 Therapeutic Group Home (TGH) residential care providers.
TGH residential facilities are required to provide services to UC with various mental health and/or behavioral needs in a highly structured clinical program.
Residential providers operating TGHs are required to be licensed as a therapeutic treatment facility in the state in which they are located and be accredited by the Council on Accredidation (COA), or an equivalent accrediting agency if providing psychiatric treatment services.
All entities funded under this SNOFO must also comply with Flores v.
Reno, Case No.
CV 85- 4544 RJK (C.D.
1996) (the Flores Settlement Agreement); pertinent federal laws and regulations; and ORR policies 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. SAM.gov System Alert - Entity Validation Delays:Due to high demand, SAM.gov is experiencing a considerable delay in processing entity legal business name and address validation tickets.
As needed, please start the process early to avoid interruptions in application submissions.
You can find SAM resources related to this process here - https://www.fsd.gov/gsafsd_sp?id=kb_article_view&sysparm_article=KB0058422&sys_kb_id=7bb8810ddba05990060d5425f3961912&spa= 1.