Purpose: Grants assist communities with refugee populations.
Agency: Admin. for Children & Families (ACF); Program: Preferred Communities Program (CFDA Number: 93.576) (Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2016-ACF-ORR-RP-1116); Eligibility: Schools, governments, education and community-based organizations and nonprofits; Funding: $15.5 million for nine awards (no match required); Deadline: Aug. 1.
Summary: The program assists refugee populations which have been unable to make the transition to self-sufficiency. Applications are encouraged from programs addressing needs of single moms, youth, and young adults without parents or permanent guardians who have spent an unusually long period under refugee camp conditions. Funding provides job training and language acquisition assistance.