Preferred Communities (PC) Program

The summary for the Preferred Communities (PC) 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 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.
Preferred Communities (PC) Program: The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announces the availability of funds and award procedures for fiscal year 2017 under the Preferred Communities (PC) Program. The twin goals of the PC Program are:

The successful resettlement and integration of especially vulnerable refugees (and other ORR client populations); and
The enhancement of refugee service providers’ capacity to serve such populations at new or established PC locations.

ORR aims to achieve these goals by awarding grants, under cooperative agreements, to well-qualified refugee service providers that operate under cooperative agreements with the Department of State and/or the Department of Homeland Security, to offer a range of reception and placement (R&P) services to refugees and other ORR client populations through a national network of resettlement locations across the United States. While R&P services effectively support many newly arriving refugees in their initial resettlement phase, an increasing number of especially vulnerable individuals still have difficulty navigating systems and attaining self-sufficiency after the completion of R&P services. With limited material and human resources, agencies in turn find it challenging to deliver the specialized supporting services necessary for such individuals. By providing PC funds, ORR intends to facilitate the enhancement of PC Programs’ ability to place vulnerable refugees in areas where they are most likely to achieve self-sufficiency, and to offer specialized services. The enhanced capacity of PC Programs to afford especially vulnerable refugees access to specialized services such as intensive case management is intended to result in these refugees’ attainment of self-sufficiency in their vulnerable life areas, which may include medical disabilities, trauma, and lack of access to supporting services.
Federal Grant Title: Preferred Communities (PC) 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-RP-1116
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 323335
CFDA Descriptions: Refugee and Entrant Assistance_Discretionary Grants
Current Application Deadline: Aug 1, 2016 Electronically submitted applications
Original Application Deadline: Aug 1, 2016 Electronically submitted applications
Posted Date: Jun 1, 2016
Creation Date: Jun 1, 2016
Archive Date: Aug 31, 2016
Total Program Funding: $15,510,907
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $3,500,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $900,000
Expected Number of Awards: 9
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State 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
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
City or township governments
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Special district governments
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Independent school districts
County governments
Additional Information on Eligibility
This Funding Opportunity Announcement is open to public and private non-profit organizations. 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: // 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.
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