ACF Delays Refugee Solicitation; NOFA Now Due in May

The Admin. for Children and Families (HHS) has delayed the release of the solicitation for its Refugee Family Child Care Microenterprise Development Program (formerly known as Refugee Home-Based Child Care Microenterprise Development Project) (CFDA Number: 93.576) (Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2015-ACF-ORR-RG-0987).

Tentative Deadline: June 30.

ACF is now expected to start the competition in early May, with a tentative June 30 deadline set.

The program helps refugees attain economic self-sufficiency by creating licensed family child care businesses. ORR seeks to award three-year grants to eligible entities that will provide the intensive case management necessary to assist refugees in becoming licensed FCC providers.

This includes: accessing FCC and microenterprise development training; navigating the certification process and the process to qualify for state/county child care reimbursement; and providing post certification assistance. The program targets eligible refugee women, but is open to eligible refugee men as well.

State and local governments, public and private colleges and universities, public housing authorities and nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) status can apply for the funding. ACF expects $2.1 million to be available for 11 awards ranging from $150,000 to $200,000 each.

Contact: Ronald Munia, 202/401-4559; e-mail,

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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