National Refugee Leadership and Lived Experience Council Program

Active
Yes
Status
Posted
Published Date
May 9th, 2024
Close Date
July 9th, 2024
Total Funding
$1,500,000.00
Award Ceiling
$1,500,000.00
Award Floor
$1,000,000.00
Expected No. Awards
1
Opportunity No.
HHS-2024-ACF-ORR-RB-0060

Agency

Administration for Children and Families - ORR (HHS-ACF-ORR)

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Income Security and Social Services

Funding Instrument

Cooperative Agreement

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The Administration for Children and Families - ORR is offering a cooperative agreement for the National Refugee Leadership and Lived Experience Council Program. This program aims to establish national-level councils consisting of refugees and other eligible populations who have resettled in the United States within the last five years. The program will facilitate a National Young Adult Leadership Council and two additional councils with thematic focus. The primary goal is to build the capacity of council members to serve as leaders and positively impact their communities. The program will also gather firsthand information from council members to inform future guidance and programming. Public and private nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply. The estimated funding for this program is $1,500,000, with one expected award. The application deadline is July 9, 2024, at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time. For more information, contact Jessi Pore at 301-875-1613 or muhammad.najjar@acf.hhs.gov.

Description

The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), announces the availability of funds for the National Refugee Leadership and Lived Experience Council (NRLLEC) Program. The NRLLEC is a new program funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) that designs, implements, evaluates, and promotes national-level councils consisting of refugees and other ORR-eligible populations who have resettled into communities throughout the United States within the last five years. The NRLLEC Program will facilitate a National Young Adult Leadership Council comprised of members ages 18 to 24 every year for three years, as well as two additional councils with thematic focus to be determined in consultation with ORR. The NRLLEC Program will design, implement, evaluate, and promote five councils during the three-year project period. The program’s primary goal is to positively impact the lives of council members and their refugee and larger communities by building council members’ capacity to serve as leaders. In addition, ORR recognizes that its engagement with these groups will enhance its ability to gather information from individual members firsthand about their lived experiences integrating into the United States. This will help inform ORR and its recipient network about how to best meet refugee needs through enhancing or changing ORR guidance, programming, and future councils. The NRLLEC Program will foster inclusivity, with council members attuned to the diversity, demographics, needs, and viewpoints of ORR’s eligible population (https://www.acf.hhs.gov/orr/programs/refugees/factsheets). The NRLLEC Program will not seek consensus advice from council members.

Contact Information

Opportunity Lifecycle

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Type
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