Ethnic Community Self Help Program

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) announces funding under the Ethnic Community Self-Help (ECSH) Program.

The goal of this program is to support Ethnic Community-Based Organizations (ECBOs) in providing refugee populations with critical services to assist them in becoming integrated members of American society.

An ECBO is a non-profit organization that was founded and is led by a current or former refugee, or a group of current and former refugees and immigrants, primarily for the advancement of refugees.

For the purposes of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), ORR considers an ECBO as a non-profit organization whose board of directors is comprised of at least 60 percent current and/or former refugees.

Under the ECSH Program, the following three main objectives must be implemented: 1) to strengthen ECBOs’ provision of culturally and linguistically appropriate services to refugees within five years after their initial resettlement; 2) to support ECBOs' organizational development and engagement in capacity building by encouraging their collaboration with established refugee service providers and mainstream organizations; and 3) to support ECBOs in promoting community building and civic participation by refugee individuals and refugee community members.
Agency:

Office: Administration for Children and Families - ORR

Estimated Funding: $2,000,000

Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
https://ami.grantsolutions.gov/HHS-2019-ACF-ORR-RE-1551

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Applicants who respond to this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) are required to submit written evidence identifying the current and/or former refugees who comprise at least 60 percent of the organization's board of directors.

Lack of the required documentation will disqualify the application from review and from award.

ECSH Program grantees that were awarded in FY 2017 are eligible to apply under this FOA, but must propose completely distinct and separate services from those being conducted under the FY 2017 FOA, and/or must propose servicing a distinctively different geographic location from their existing location.

Services must not be in addition to any current services conducted under the original ECSH grant; they must be for new services only.

The proposed geographic location and proposed services must be served throughout the project period.

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.

Full Opportunity Web Address:
https://ami.grantsolutions.gov/HHS-2019-ACF-ORR-RE-1551

Contact:


Agency Email Description:
ACF Applications Help Desk

Agency Email:


Date Posted:
2019-04-17

Application Due Date:


Archive Date:
2019-07-18




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