Refugee Individual Development Accounts (IDA) Program

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Refugee Individual Development Accounts (IDA) Program: The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announces funding for the Refugee Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) Program, which establishes and managesIDAs for low-income refugee participants. Eligible refugee participants who enroll in these projects will open and contribute systematically to IDAs for specified Savings Goals, including homeownership, business capitalization, vehicles for educational or work purposes, professional certification, and education (limited to postsecondary and/or continuing education, college entrance exam fees, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and General Education Development (GED) Diploma preparation and test fees). Grantee organizations may use ORR funds to provide matches for the savings in the IDAs of up to $2,000 per individual refugee and $4,000 per refugee household. The “match” mentioned in this announcement does not refer to the applicant finding additional funds to match funds being provided by the Federal government; it is the portion of federal funds to be allocated for matching clients' IDA savings. Successful grantees will be expected to coordinate their policies and procedures for developing and administering refugee IDA projects with ORR and with the existing refugee IDA network.
Federal Grant Title: Refugee Individual Development Accounts (IDA) Program
Federal Agency Name: Administration for Children and Families ORR (HHS-ACF-ORR)
Grant Categories: Income Security and Social Services
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2019-ACF-ORR-ZI-1555
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 93.576
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: June 18th, 2019
Original Application Deadline: June 18th, 2019
Posted Date: April 17th, 2019
Creation Date: April 17th, 2019
Archive Date: July 18th, 2019
Total Program Funding: $2,500,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $250,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $100,000
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: April 17th, 2019
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments - County governments - City or township governments - Special district governments - Independent school districts - Public and State controlled institutions of higher education - Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) - Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities - Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) - Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Nonprofits that do not have a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Private institutions of higher education - Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Public or private non-profit agencies are eligible for awards under this announcement. Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement. 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.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
https://ami.grantsolutions.gov/HHS-2019-ACF-ORR-ZI-1555
Grant Announcement Contact
ACF Applications Help Desk
app_support@acf.hhs.gov
ACF Applications Help Desk
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