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 assist refugees to become economically self-sufficient by, 1) assisting refugees to establish microenterprise businesses through the provision of MED loans, training and technical assistance (T/TA), and 2) assisting refugees in building credit history and/or repairing their credit score.

Allowable activities under the Refugee MED Program include providing technical assistance on loans, maintaining a revolving loan fund, provision of credit builder loans, and administrative costs associated with managing the MED Program.
Agency: Administration for Children and Families - ORR


Estimated Funding: $2,000,000

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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: //

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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