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[Federal Register: August 3, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 150)]

[Notices]              

[Page 47747-47752]

From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Administration for Children and Families

 

 

Refugee Resettlement Program: Final Notice of Allocations to

States of FY 2000 Funds for Refugee Social Services

 

AGENCY: Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), ACF, DHHS.

 

ACTION: Final notice of allocations to States of FY 2000 funds for

refugee social services.

 

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SUMMARY: This notice establishes the allocations to States of FY 2000

funds for social services under the Refugee Resettlement Program (RRP).

    This notice includes a $15.5 million set-aside to: (1) Provide

outreach and referral services to ensure that eligible refugees access

the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)and other programs

for low income working populations; and (2) provide specialized

interpreter training and the hiring of interpreters to enable refugees

to have equal access to medical and legal services.

 

DATES: Effective August 3, 2000.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara R. Chesnik, (202) 401-4558;

email: bchesnik@acf.dhhs.gov.

 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A notice of proposed allocations to States

of FY 2000 funds for refugee social services was published in the

Federal Register on May 1, 2000 (65 FR 25345).

 

I. Amounts for Allocation

 

    The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) has available $143,953,000

in FY 2000 refugee social service funds as part of the FY 2000

appropriation for the Department of Health and Human Services (Pub. L.

No. 106-113).

    The FY 2000 House Appropriations Committee Report (H.R. Rept. No.

106-370) reads as follows with respect to social services funds:

 

    The bill provides $140,000,000 for social services, about the

same as the fiscal year 1999 appropriation and $7,990,000 below the

budget request. Funds are distributed by formula as well as through

the discretionary grant making process for special projects. The

Committee agrees that $19,000,000 is available for assistance to

serve communities affected by the Cuban and Haitian entrants and

refugees whose arrivals in recent years have increased. The

Committee has set aside $26,000,000 for increased support to

communities with large concentrations of refugees whose cultural

differences make assimilation especially difficult justifying a more

intense level and longer duration of Federal assistance. Finally,

the Committee has set aside $14,000,000 to address the needs of

refugees and communities impacted by recent changes in Federal

assistance programs relating to welfare reform. The Committee urges

ORR to assist refugees at risk of losing, or who have lost benefits,

including SSI, TANF and Medicaid, in obtaining citizenship.

 

    In addition, the House report provides:

 

    It is estimated that approximately $20,000,000 will be available

in FY 2000 from carryover funds, and the Committee intends that

these funds be used under social services to increase educational

support to schools with a significant proportion of refugee children

and for the development of alternative cash assistance programs that

involve case management approaches to improve resettlement outcomes.

Such support should include intensive English language training and

cultural assimilation programs.

 

    The FY 2000 Senate Appropriations Committee Report (S. Rept. No.

106-166) recommended $147,990,00 for social services in the FY 2000

budget:

 

 

[[Page 47748]]

 

 

    The Committee provides $19,000,000 to serve communities affected

by the Cuban and Haitian entrants and refugees, the same as the

amount contained in last year's appropriation. The Committee also

includes $14,000,000 to address the needs of refugees and

communities affected by recent changes in Federal assistance

programs, and $16,000,000 to assist communities with large

concentrations of refugees whose cultural differences make

assimilation difficult. These funds are included in the social

services line item.

 

    The FY 2000 Conference Report on Appropriations (H.R. Conf. 106-

479) reads as follows concerning social services:

 

    The conference agreement includes $20,000,000 from carryover

funds that are to be used under social services to increase

educational support to schools with a significant proportion of

refugee children and for the development of alternative cash

assistance programs that involve case management approaches to

improve resettlement outcomes. Such support should include intensive

English language training and cultural assimilation programs.

    The agreement also includes $26,000,000 for increased support to

communities with large concentrations of refugees whose cultural

differences make assimilation especially difficult justifying a more

intense level and longer duration of Federal assistance.

 

    The Conference report provided $143,995,000 in FY 2000 new budget

authority for social services.

    The Departments of Labor, Health, and Human Services, and

Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, P.L. 106-113,

Appendix E, Section 301, rescinded discretionary budget authority

government-wide by .38 percent. Agencies, however, were provided

flexibility regarding how the recission would be applied. Accordingly,

ORR's total social services appropriation was reduced from $143,995,000

to $143,953,000. Additionally, a reduction of $23,159 was made by the

Secretary of HHS under section 206 of this Act, which allows the

Secretary, within stipulated limitations, to transfer funds between

appropriation accounts, subject to the advance notification of the

appropriation committees. The Director is therefore reducing the final

amount available for social services discretionary grants by $23,159.

    In accordance with Congressional report language, the Director of

the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) will use FY 2000 social

services as follows:

    <bullet> $72,203,750 will be allocated under the 3-year population

formula, as set forth in this notice for the purpose of providing

employment services and other needed services to refugees. These funds

include social services formula allocations to discretionary grantees

($2,136,616) under the Wilson Fish authority where the State has

dropped out of the program.

    <bullet> $12,726,091 will be awarded as social service

discretionary grants through competitive grant announcements that will

be issued separately from this notice.

    <bullet> $19,000,000 will be awarded to serve communities most

heavily affected by recent Cuban and Haitian entrant and refugee

arrivals. These funds would be awarded through a discretionary grant

announcement that will be issued separately from this notice.

    <bullet> $26,000,000 will be awarded through discretionary grants

for communities with large concentrations of refugees whose cultural

differences make assimilation especially difficult justifying a more

intense level and longer duration of Federal assistance. Awards will be

made through announcements issued separately from this notice.

    <bullet> $14,000,000 will be awarded to address the needs of

refugees and communities impacted by recent changes in Federal

assistance programs relating to welfare reform. Awards will be made

through announcements issued separately from this notice.

    Congress provided ORR with broad carry-over authority in the FY

2000 HHS appropriations law to use unexpended FY 1998 and FY 1999 CMA

funds for assistance and other activities in the refugee program

provided through September 30, 2001. The appropriations law states:

 

    That funds appropriated pursuant to section 414(a) of the

Immigration and Nationality Act under Public Law 105-78 for fiscal

year 1998 and under Public Law 105-227 for fiscal year 1999 shall be

available for the costs of assistance provided and other activities

through September 30, 2001.

 

    Among the uses of these funds:

    <bullet> $20,000,000 will be awarded to increase educational

support to schools with a significant proportion of refugee children

and for the development of alternative cash assistance programs that

involve case management approaches to improve resettlement outcomes.

This support will include intensive English language training and

cultural assimilation programs. Awards will be made through an

announcement issued separately from this notice.

    <bullet> $15,500,000 will be added to the FY 2000 formula social

services allocation as a set-aside for referral and interpreter

services, increasing the total amount available for the formula social

services program in FY 2000 to $87,703,750.

 

Refugee Social Service Funds

 

    The population figures for the social services allocation include

refugees, Cuban/Haitian entrants, Amerasians from Vietnam, and Kurdish

asylees since these populations may be served through funds addressed

in this notice and this is data that is available in the ORR Refugee

Data System. (A State must, however, have an approved State plan for

the Cuban/Haitian Entrant Program or indicate in its refugee program

State plan that Cuban/Haitian entrants will be served in order to use

funds on behalf of entrants as well as refugees.)

    The Director is allocating $72,203,750 to States on the basis of

each State's proportion of the national population of refugees who had

been in the U.S. 3 years or less as of October 1, 1999 (including a

floor amount for States which have small refugee populations).

    The use of the 3-year population base in the allocation formula is

required by section 412(c)(1)(B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act

(INA) which states that the ``funds available for a fiscal year for

grants and contracts [for social services] * * * shall be allocated

among the States based on the total number of refugees (including

children and adults) who arrived in the United States not more than 36

months before the beginning of such fiscal year and who are actually

residing in each State (taking into account secondary migration) as of

the beginning of the fiscal year.''

    As established in the FY 1991 social services notice published in

the Federal Register of August 29, 1991, section I, ``Allocation

Amounts'' (56 FR 42745), a variable floor amount for States which have

small refugee populations is calculated as follows: If the application

of the regular allocation formula yields less than $100,000, then--

    (1) A base amount of $75,000 is provided for a State with a

population of 50 or fewer refugees who have been in the U.S. 3 years or

less; and

    (2) For a State with more than 50 refugees who have been in the

U.S. 3 years or less: (a) a floor has been calculated consisting of

$50,000 plus the regular per capita allocation for refugees above 50 up

to a total of $100,000 (in other words, the maximum under the floor

formula is $100,000); (b) if this calculation has yielded less than

$75,000, a base amount of $75,000 is provided for the State.

    The Director is also allocating an additional $15.5 million from

prior year carry-over funds as a set-aside to: (1) Provide referral

services, including outreach, to ensure that refugees are

 

[[Page 47749]]

 

able to access the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)

and other programs for low income populations; and (2) provide for the

hiring of interpreters and special interpreter training to enable

refugees to have equal access to medical and certain legal services.

Depending upon the existing capacity and need in the community, we

encourage States to use the funds equally for both activities. Both

types of services are not subject to the 5-year limitation and may be

provided to refugees regardless of their length of time in the U.S. See

45 CFR 400.152(b).

    Eligible refugee families often are not aware of, or do not know

how, to access other Federal support programs available to low income

working families in the community. We believe that these programs,

including SCHIP, Food Stamps, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

(LIHEAP), Medicaid, Head Start, low-income housing, the Special

Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC),

child care assistance, adult day care for aged dependents, and other

support programs for low-income families, are important for the well-

being of working refugees, particularly refugee families, and are

necessary to help these refugees maintain employment and move toward

full self-sufficiency.

    The organizations funded by the set-aside amount are expected to

conduct outreach into the community to identify low-income refugees and

to help these refugees enroll in and to be familiar with the services

available and the participation requirements of these programs. We

expect States to fund community-based organizations, to the maximum

extent possible, to provide hands-on assistance, which means having the

application forms available and helping refugees to fill out the

application, accompanying the refugee to the eligibility office,

assisting in the communication between the family and the eligibility

worker, closely following the application process until the family has

been found eligible, and then helping the family effectively use the

service or support program in which they have been enrolled. For

example, there may be different levels of medical coverage available to

a family, depending on the ages of the children and the income level of

the family, each with different requirements. It is important for the

caseworkers/advocates funded through this initiative to understand the

program requirements (such as a co-payment structure) in order to help

the family make decisions and fully participate.

    The organizations funded under this set-aside should develop

effective ways to provide an on-going link between these services, the

population they serve, and the targeted low income programs. Methods

might include: partnering with schools to identify refugee children who

may be eligible for SCHIP by virtue of their eligibility for the school

lunch program; connecting with local Head Start programs to help

identify refugee children who are eligible for SCHIP and other health

care programs; arranging to have Medicaid eligibility workers visit the

Mutual Assistance Association (MAA) or other participating organization

on a scheduled basis; and working with other groups serving low income

families, such as hospitals, WIC programs, low-income housing programs,

and food assistance programs to make these services widely known to the

refugee community being served.

    It is also important that States provide as high a standard as

possible in interpretation to non-English speaking and to Limited-

English-Proficient (LEP) refugees, particularly in regard to medical

and legal issues. As mentioned earlier, we are therefore including

funding in the set-aside for States to improve the availability and

quality of interpreter services for refugees in their communities. The

set-aside funds are to be used by States: (1) To fund specialized

interpreter training for medical and legal services; and (2) to pay for

the hiring and employment of these trained interpreters by MAAs,

voluntary agencies, and other community-based organizations serving

refugees, to the maximum extent possible, in order to increase the

number of skilled interpreters in the community.

    Interpretation requires a great deal of skill--interpreters need to

be fluent in English and the language spoken by the refugee. They must

have the ability to quickly understand the message and terminology, if

technical, in one language and to express it as quickly and correctly

in another language. In addition to fluency in two languages,

interpreters must have the skills to handle confidential client

information and to deal with a variety of professionals in the medical,

legal, law enforcement, social services, and other fields.

    States should use qualified training programs or trainers to

provide the interpreter training. Several strategies may be employed,

e.g., the direct training of interpreters in a group setting, paying

the course tuition and associated expenses for individuals at a

community college or university, and the training of trainers in order

to establish and maintain an efficient training capacity in the

community. To the extent possible, we would expect States to use an

established curriculum rather than incurring costs to develop a new

one. Funding of interpreter services should be directed to areas of

greatest need and to the most linguistically isolated communities.

    States must determine a community's capacity to ensure refugee

access to medical and other services, and then examine how best to fund

and maintain interpreter services for refugees based upon the need and

size of refugee population. For example, an interpreter bank with

dedicated interpreters may be a preferred option if the needs of the

community can justify full-time interpreters. However, because the

provision of interpreter services may not fully occupy funded staff in

some locations or in certain languages, States may choose to train

bilingual caseworkers at voluntary resettlement agencies, MAAs and

refugee service providers. States may also consider cross-training of

interpreters so that they may also assist, for example, in enrolling

clients in SCHIP, Medicaid, or other services for low-income clients,

and/or serve as case managers or in other staff positions. Staff with

both bilingual interpreter skills and knowledge of the family services

network, such as child protective services and the domestic violence

system, are also highly desirable.

    We also encourage States to set up creative ways to maintain and

expand the availability of interpreter services in the community, such

as seeking reimbursement for services from the courts, hospitals, and

agencies which may be able to pay for interpreter services but have

been otherwise hindered in providing these services by the lack of

available and appropriately trained individuals. However, fees from

low-income refugee clients may not be sought.

    In light of the unique position that refugee MAAs have in the

communities where refugees reside, we are asking that States give

special consideration to MAAs in using the set-aside amount, where

possible, to provide these services to refugee families. However,

qualified community based organizations with refugee experience,

voluntary resettlement agencies, or refugee service providers may be

funded as well.

    A State that can demonstrate that the total amount of set-aside

funds awarded is not needed to provide the services described above may

submit a written request to the Director to use a portion

 

[[Page 47750]]

 

of the funds for another non-employment service. This request must

fully describe how the need for the specified set-aside services is

already being met in the State, as well as a description of the

additional service proposed, why it is needed, and how it will be

provided.

 

Population To Be Served and Allowable Services

 

    Eligibility for refugee social services includes persons who meet

all requirements of 45 CFR 400.43 (as amended by 65 FR 15409 (March 22,

2000)) and 45 CFR 401.2 (Cuban and Haitian entrants).

    Services to refugees must be provided in accordance with the rules

of 45 CFR Part 400 Subpart I--Refugee Social Services. Although the

allocation formula is based on the 3-year refugee population, States

are not required to limit social service programs to refugees who have

been in the U.S. only 3 years. However, under 45 CFR 400.152, States

may not provide services funded by this notice, except for referral and

interpreter services and citizenship and naturalization preparation

services, to refugees who have been in the United States for more than

60 months (5 years).

    Allowable social services are those indicated in 45 CFR 400.154 and

400.155. Additional services not included in these sections which the

State may wish to provide must be submitted to and approved by the

Director of ORR (Sec. 400.155(h)).

 

Service Priorities

 

    In the past, a number of States have focused primarily on serving

refugee cash assistance (RCA) recipients because of the need to help

these refugees become employed and self-sufficient within the 8-month

RCA eligibility period. Now, with the passage of welfare reform,

refugee recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

also face a time limit for cash assistance and need appropriate

services as quickly as possible to become employed and self-sufficient.

In order for refugees to move quickly off TANF, we believe it is

crucial for these refugees to receive refugee-specific services that

are designed to address the employment barriers that refugees typically

face.

    Some States are doing remarkably well in helping refugees achieve

early self-sufficiency through entry-level jobs. These States should

re-examine the range of services they currently offer to refugees.

Particularly, we encourage these States to offer job upgrade services

to refugees to help them realize a more secure economic foundation.

Additionally, we encourage these States to look at expanding the range

of services to address the broader needs that refugees have in order to

successfully integrate into the community.

    States should also expect that these funds will be made available

to pay for social services which are provided to refugees who

participate in Wilson/Fish projects. Section 412(e)(7)(A) of the INA

provides that:

 

    The Secretary [of HHS] shall develop and implement alternative

projects for refugees who have been in the United States less than

thirty-six months, under which refugees are provided interim

support, medical services, support [social] services, and case

management, as needed, in a manner that encourages self-sufficiency,

reduces welfare dependency, and fosters greater coordination among

the resettlement agencies and service providers.

 

    This provision is generally known as the Wilson/Fish Amendment. The

Department has already issued a separate notice in the Federal Register

with respect to applications for such projects (64 FR 19793, issued

April 22, 1999).

 

II. Discussion of Comments Received

 

    We received one letter of comment in response to the notice of

proposed FY 2000 allocations to States for refugee social services.

This comment is summarized below and followed by the Department's

response.

    Comment: The commenter expressed concern that too large a

proportion of the social services appropriation is being awarded under

discretionary grants. The commenter more specifically indicated that

discretionary funds awarded for communities most heavily affected by

recent Cuban and Haitian entrant and refugee arrivals appeared to

result in a duplication of funding for this population. The commenter

noted that while Congress expressed interest in the allocation of funds

for discretionary programs, the commenter felt that diversion of an

increasing proportion of social services funding to discretionary

programs is leading to a refugee program in his State that is

disjointed, lacking in direction and coordination. The commenter also

expressed concern about the ongoing use of the three-year population

formula for determining formula allocations, as it has decreased the

level of funding for the refugee population who need services in his

State. The commenter recommends that ORR support and communicate the

State's position on these concerns to the House and Senate

Appropriations Committees. He further recommends that ORR consider

pursuing a modification of the formula used to allocate social

services, stating that a formula based on the total State refugee

population requiring employment services would allow a more equitable

distribution of funds and would be more consistent with the actual

needs of the State and the refugees who require services in order to

achieve economic self-sufficiency.

    Response: ORR has not changed the percentage of social services

funds available to the Director to fund projects to carry out national

initiatives and special projects that respond to the changing needs and

circumstances in the refugee program. Other funds have been provided by

Congress for specific purposes, such as the $19,000,000 to serve

communities affected by the Cuban and Haitian entrants and refugees. We

have no reason to believe that if these funds were not provided for

this special need that the total social services funds appropriated

would remain at the higher amount.

    Regarding the recommendation that the three-year formula be

changed, States with large concentrations of refugees also receive

targeted assistance funding which is expressly intended for services to

long-term refugee welfare recipients, such as the post-36 month

population, who are still in need of employment services. Therefore, we

do not see a particular need to request legislative action to amend the

statutory formula for social services.

 

III. Allocation Formulas

 

    Of the funds available for FY 2000 for social services, $72,203,750

is allocated to States in accordance with the formula specified below.

In addition, $15.5 million in set-aside funds are allocated in

accordance with the formula specified below. A State's allowable

allocation is calculated as follows:

    1. The total amount of funds determined by the Director to be

available for this purpose; divided by--

    2. The total number of refugees, Cuban/Haitian entrants, Amerasians

from Vietnam, and Kurdish asylees who arrived in the United States not

more than 3 years prior to the beginning of the fiscal year for which

the funds are appropriated, as shown by the ORR Refugee Data System.

The resulting per capita amount is multiplied by--

    3. The number of persons in item 2, above, in the State as of

October 1, 1999, adjusted for estimated secondary migration.

    The calculation above yields the formula allocation for each State.

Minimum allocations for small States are taken into account.

 

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IV. Basis of Population Estimates

 

    The population estimates for the allocation of funds in FY 2000 are

based on data on refugee arrivals from the ORR Refugee Data System,

adjusted as of October 1, 1999, for estimated secondary migration. The

data base includes refugees of all nationalities, Amerasians from

Vietnam, Cuban and Haitian entrants, and Kurdish asylees.

    For fiscal year 2000, ORR's formula allocations for the States for

social services are based on the numbers of refugees, Amerasians,

Kurdish asylees, and entrants who arrived during the preceding three

fiscal years: 1997, 1998, and 1999, based on arrival data by State.

Therefore, estimates have been developed of the numbers of refugees and

entrants with arrival or resettlement dates between October 1, 1996,

and September 30, 1999, who are thought to be living in each State as

of October 1, 1999.

    The estimates of secondary migration were based on data submitted

by all participating States on Form ORR-11 on secondary migrants who

have resided in the U.S. for 36 months or less, as of September 30,

1999. The total migration reported by each State was summed, yielding

in- and out-migration figures and a net migration figure for each

State. The net migration figure was applied to the State's total

arrival figure, resulting in a revised population estimate.

    Estimates were developed separately for refugees and entrants and

then combined into a total estimated 3-year refugee/entrant population

for each State. Eligible Amerasians and Kurdish asylees are included in

the refugee figures.

    Havana parolees (HP's) are enumerated in a separate column in Table

1, below because they are tabulated separately from other entrants. For

FY 1999, Havana parolee arrivals for all States are based on actual

data. For FY 1998, Florida's HP's (10,183) are based on actual data,

while HP's in other States (3,258) are prorated according to the States

proportion of the three-year ((FY 1996-FY 1998) entrant populations.

For FY 1997, Florida's HP's (3,957) are based on actual data, while

HP's in other States (2,035) were prorated according to their

proportions of the three-year entrant population.

    Table 1, below, shows the estimated 3-year populations, as of

October 1, 1999, of refugees (col. 1), entrants (col. 2), Havana

parolees (col. 3); total refugee/entrant population, (col. 4); the

formula amounts which the population estimates yield (col. 5); the

allocation amounts after allowing for the minimum amounts (col. 6); the

set-aside amount (col.7); and the total allocation (col. 8).

 

V. Allocation Amounts

 

    Funding subsequent to the publication of this notice will be

contingent upon the submittal and approval of a State annual services

plan that is developed on the basis of a local consultative process, as

required by 45 CFR 400.11(b)(2) in the ORR regulations. Annual services

plans are due at ORR by November 15th of each year.

    The following amounts are for allocation for refugee social

services in FY 2000:

 

  Table 1.--Estimated Three-Year Refugee/Entrant Populations of States Participating in the Refugee Program and Final Social Service Formula Amount and

                                                                 Allocation for FY 2000

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                                                                                                         Final

                       State                          Refugees    Entrants      Havana       Total      formula       Final      Final set-  Total final

                                                        \1\                    parolees   population     amount     allocation     aside      allocation

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------\2\--------------------------------------------------------------------

                                                            (1)         (2)          (3)         (4)          (5)          (6)

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Alabama...........................................          569           4           69         642     $161,339     $161,339      $34,810     $196,149

Alaska \3\........................................            0           0            0           0            0            0            0            0

Arizona...........................................        7,124         367          292       7,783    1,956,798    1,956,798      422,197    2,378,995

Arkansas..........................................           64           0           10          74       18,698       75,000        4,034       79,034

California........................................       30,744          41          476      31,261    7,859,733    7,859,733    1,695,807    9,555,540

Colorado..........................................        3,402           3            6       3,411      857,595      857,595      185,034    1,042,629

Connecticut.......................................        3,084          19          150       3,253      817,835      817,835      176,455      994,290

Delaware..........................................           74           7            2          83       20,861       75,000        4,501       79,501

Dist. of Columbia.................................        1,665           1           10       1,676      421,370      421,370       90,914      512,284

Florida...........................................       12,715       7,666       27,667      48,048   12,080,347   12,080,247    2,606,443   14,686,790

Georgia...........................................       10,573          18          129      10,720    2,695,144    2,695,144      581,501    3,276,645

Hawaii............................................          100           0            0         100       25,264       75,000        5,451       80,451

Idaho \4\.........................................        2,041           0            0       2,041      513,153      513,153      110,717      623,870

Illinois..........................................       11,997           7          239      12,243    3,078,206    3,078,206      664,150    3,742,356

Indiana...........................................        1,750           0           11       1,761      442,863      442,863       95,552      538,415

Iowa..............................................        6,075           0            4       6,079    1,528,390    1,528,390      329,764    1,858,154

Kansas............................................          868           0            8         876      220,339      220,339       47,540      267,879

Kentucky \5\......................................        3,670         918          503       5,091    1,280,095    1,280,095      276,192    1,556,287

Louisiana.........................................        1,492          57           93       1,642      412,926      412,926       89,092      502,018

Maine.............................................          635           0            0         635      159,653      159,653       34,447      194,100

Maryland..........................................        2,754           6           61       2,821      709,347      709,347      153,048      862,395

Massachusetts.....................................        6,711          67           99       6,877    1,729,101    1,729,101      373,069    2,102,170

Michigan..........................................        8,425         432          263       9,120    2,293,095    2,293,095      494,756    2,787,851

Minnesota.........................................        8,362           0           10       8,372    2,105,009    2,105,009      454,175    2,559,184

Mississippi.......................................          115           2           11         128       32,146       75,000        6,936       81,936

Missouri..........................................        7,552           2           16       7,570    1,903,239    1,903,239      410,641    2,313,880

Montana...........................................           59           0            0          59       14,834       75,000        3,201       78,201

Nebraska..........................................        2,338           4           30       2,372      596,495      596,495      128,699      725,194

Nevada \5\........................................        1,371         520          479       2,370      595,796      595,796      128,548      724,344

New Hampshire.....................................        1,496           0            0       1,496      376,128      376,128       81,153      457,281

New Jersey........................................        4,486         167          801       5,454    1,371,315    1,371,315      295,873    1,667,188

New Mexico........................................          456         256          375       1,087      273,234      273,234       58,953      332,187

New York..........................................       26,876         818          692      28,386    7,136,897    7,136,897    1,539,849    8,676,746

North Carolina....................................        3,855           3           39       3,897      979,814      979,814      211,404    1,191,218

North Dakota......................................        1,505           0            1       1,506      378,642      378,642       81,695      460,337

 

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Ohio..............................................        4,283           5           36       4,324    1,087,242    1,087,242      234,582    1,321,824

Oklahoma..........................................          501           0            9         510      128,326      128,326       27,687      156,013

Oregon............................................        4,881         285          266       5,432    1,365,734    1,365,734      294,669    1,660,403

Pennsylvania......................................        7,531          62          201       7,794    1,959,577    1,959,577      422,796    2,382,373

Rhode Island......................................          397           1            6         404      101,682      101,682       21,939      123,621

South Carolina....................................          268           1            9         278       69,874      100,000       15,076      115,076

South Dakota \5\..................................        1,037           0            0       1,037      260,725      260,725       56,254      316,979

Tennessee.........................................        3,763           4          140       3,907      982,315      982,315      211,943    1,194,258

Texas.............................................       12,924         637          622      14,183    3,565,864    3,565,864      769,367    4,335,231

Utah..............................................        3,522           0            2       3,524      886,135      886,135      191,191    1,077,326

Vermont...........................................        1,048           0            0       1,048      263,491      263,491       56,850      320,341

Virginia..........................................        4,537         101          111       4,749    1,194,094    1,194,094      257,636    1,451,730

Washington........................................       17,778           4           41      17,823    4,481,065    4,481,065      966,830    5,447,895

West Virginia.....................................           16           0            0          16        4,023       75,000          868       75,868

Wisconsin.........................................        1,755           2            7       1,764      443,602      443,602       95,711      539,313

Wyoming \3\.......................................            0           0            0           0            0            0            0            0

                                                   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Total.........................................      239,244      12,487       34,001     285,732   71,839,450   72,203,750   15,500,000  87,703,750

\1\ Includes: refugees, Kurdish asylees, and Amerasian immigrants from Vietnam adjusted for secondary migration.

\2\ For FY 1999, Havana Parolee arrivals for all States are based on actual data. For FY 1998, Florida's HP's (10,183) are based on actual data, while

  HP's in other States (3,258) are prorated according to the State's proportion of the three-year (FY 1996-FY 1998) entrant population. For FY 1997,

  Florida's HP's (3,957) are based on actual data, while HP's in other States (2,035) were prorated according to their proportions of the three-year

  entrant population.

\3\ Alaska and Wyoming no longer participate in the Refugee Program.

\4\ The allocation for Idaho is expected to be awarded to the State replacement designee, subject to the Director's approval.

\5\ The allocations for South Dakota, Kentucky, and Nevada are expected to be awarded to Wilson/Fish projects, subject to the Director's approval.

 

VI. Paperwork Reduction Act

 

    This notice does not create any reporting or recordkeeping

requirements requiring OMB clearance.

 

(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 93.566 Refugee

Assistance--State Administered Programs)

 

    Dated: July 25, 2000.

Lavinia Limon,

Director, Office of Refugee Resettlement.

[FR Doc. 00-19309 Filed 8-2-00; 8:45 am]

BILLING CODE 4184-01-P

 

 


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