How to apply...
In response to program announcement and upon submittal of competitively acceptable proposal and standard Form 424 (Federal Assistance Applications) by an eligible nonprofit or for- profit organization, the grantee is eligible for Federal funds to be expended on behalf of the entrant(s) assigned to them. This program is subject to the provisions of OMB Circular Nos. A-110, A-122, A-133 and FAR. 32.1.
Note: Each program will indicate whether applications are to be submitted to the Federal headquarters, regional or local office, or to a State or local government office.
Applications will be reviewed and evaluated by a panel of experts in the fields of social service delivery and refugee/ entrant resettlement. Evaluation is based upon weighted evaluation criteria that are detailed in the Federal Register Program Announcement. Each proposal is completely reviewed, evaluated and ranked according to the weighted criteria published in the program announcement. The review panel will make recommendations to the Director, Parole and Humanitarian Assistance Branch (PHAB), Office of International Affairs (OIA), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) who makes the final determinations regarding funding. Upon approval, Assistance Awards (AA) are sent to grant/cooperative agreement recipients. Three copies of the AA must be signed by the duly authorized representative and returned to The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Grants Management Branch (GMB)
Note: Grant payments may be made by a letter of credit, advance by Treasury check, or reimbursement by Treasury check.
Awards may be made by the headquarters office directly to the applicant, an agency field office, a regional office,
or by an authorized county office. The assistance may pass through the initial applicant for further distribution by
intermediate level applicants to groups or individuals in the private sector.