Refugee Microenterprise Development (MED) Program

The summary for the Refugee Microenterprise Development (MED) Program grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Administration for Children and Families ORR, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Refugee Microenterprise Development (MED) Program: The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within the Administration for Children and Families' (ACF) invites eligible entities to submit competitive grant applications for the Refugee Microenterprise Development (MED) Program. ORR has supported MED projects since 1991 to a variety of public agencies, community economic development agencies, local mutual assistance associations, and voluntary agencies. The overall goal of the Refugee MED Program is to assist refugees to become economically self-sufficient by1) assisting refugees to establish microenterprise businesses through the provision of MED loans, training and technical assistance (TA), and 2) assist refugees in building credit history and/or repairing their credit score.
Allowable activities under the program include TA, maintaining a revolving loan fund (RLF), maintaining a loan loss reserve fund (LLR), and administrative costs associated with managing the MED Program. MED Programs also have the option of providing credit builder loans (CBL) for refugee clients that are intending to pursue an MED loan for the purpose of opening a microenterprise business, but first need assistance in building or repairing a credit history.
Federal Grant Title: Refugee Microenterprise Development (MED) Program
Federal Agency Name: Administration for Children and Families ORR
Grant Categories: Income Security and Social Services
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2016-ACF-ORR-RG-1117
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 321505
CFDA Descriptions: Refugee and Entrant Assistance_Discretionary Grants
Current Application Deadline: Jun 21, 2016 Electronically submitted application
Original Application Deadline: Jun 21, 2016 Electronically submitted application
Posted Date: Apr 21, 2016
Creation Date: Apr 21, 2016
Archive Date: Jul 21, 2016
Total Program Funding: $2,500,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $250,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $150,000
Expected Number of Awards: 12
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
State governments
Special district governments
County governments
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
City or township governments
Private institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Independent school districts
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. 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.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2016-ACF-ORR-RG-1117
Grant Announcement Contact
ACF Applications Help Desk app_support@acf.hhs.gov
ACF Applications Help Desk

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