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[Federal Register: April 27, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 82)]
[Notices]               
[Page 21223-21229]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr27ap01-126]                         

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Part III

Department of Health and Human Services
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Administration for Children and Families

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Refugee Resettlement Office: Proposed Notice of Allocations to States 
of FY 2001 Funds for Refugee Social Services and Proposed Availability 
of Formula Allocation Funding for FY 2001 Targeted Assistance Grants 
for Services to Refugees in Local Areas of High Need; Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families

 
Refugee Resettlement Program: Proposed Notice of Allocations to 
States of FY 2001 Funds for Refugee Social Services

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

ACTION: Proposed notice of allocations to States of FY 2001 funds for 
refugee social services.

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SUMMARY: This notice establishes the proposed allocations to States of 
FY 2001 funds for social services under the Refugee Resettlement 
Program (RRP). In the final notice, allocation amounts could be 
adjusted slightly based on final adjustments in FY 2000 arrivals in 
some States.
    This notice includes $20.5 million in two set-aside funding 
allocations 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 provide specialized interpreter training and the hiring of 
interpreters to enable refugees to have equal access to medical and 
legal services; and (2) provide outreach, referral, and social services 
to ensure that persons granted asylum access programs to help them 
attain economic self-sufficiency, as needed.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by May 29, 2001.

ADDRESSES: Address written comments, in duplicate, to: Barbara R. 
Chesnik, Office of Refugee Resettlement, Administration for Children 
and Families, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara R. Chesnik, Division of 
Refugee Self-Sufficiency, (202) 401-4558.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Amounts For Allocation

    The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) has available $143,621,000 
in FY 2001 refugee social service funds as part of the FY 2001 
appropriation for the Department of Health and Human Services 
(Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2001, as enacted into law by Section 
1(a)(1) of Pub. L. No. 106-554).
    The FY 2001 House Appropriations Committee Report (H.R. Rept. No. 
106-645) reads as follows with respect to social services funds:

    The bill provides $143,621,000 for social services, the same as 
the fiscal year 2000 appropriation and $305,000 above 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.

    The FY 2001 Conference Report on Appropriations (H.R. Conf. 106-
1033) reads as follows concerning social services:

    The 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 $143,621,000 in social services funds.
    ORR proposes to use the $143,621,000 appropriated for FY 2001 
social services as follows:
     $71,927,850 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.
     $12,693,150 will be awarded as continuation social service 
discretionary grants under prior year competitive grant announcements 
issued separately from this notice.
     $19,000,000 will be awarded to serve communities most 
heavily affected by recent Cuban and Haitian entrant and refugee 
arrivals. These funds will be awarded through continuation awards under 
a separate prior year announcement.
     $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. Continuation 
awards will be made through separate prior year announcements.
     $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 separate announcements.
     $20,000,000 will be awarded in prior year funds 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. Continuation 
awards will be made through a separate prior year announcement.
    In addition, we are proposing to add $20,500,000 in prior year 
funds to the FY 2001 formula social services allocation as two set-
aside allocations as follows: (1) For outreach and assistance for low-
income refugees and interpreter capacity building services, and (2) as 
a set-aside for outreach, referral, and services for asylees, 
increasing the total amount available for the formula social services 
program in FY 2001 to $92,427,850.
    Congress provided ORR with broad carry-over authority in the FY 
2000 HHS appropriations law (as enacted into law by section 1000(a)(4) 
of Public Law 106-113) 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 105-277 for fiscal year 1999 shall be 
available for the costs of assistance provided and other activities 
through September 30, 2001.

Refugee Social Service Funds

    The population figures for the formula social services allocation 
include refugees, Cuban/Haitian entrants, and Amerasians from Vietnam. 
(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 proposing to allocate $71,927,850 to States on the 
basis of each State's proportion of the national

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population of refugees who had been in the U.S. 3 years or less as of 
October 1, 2000 (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 proposing to allocate an additional total of 
$20.5 million from prior year carry-over funds as two set-aside 
allocations as follow:
    (1) $10.5 million to (a) provide referral services, including 
outreach, to ensure that refugees are able to access the State 
Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) and other programs for low 
income populations; and (b) expand the capacity of communities to 
provide interpretation services for refugees through special training 
and hiring of interpreters to enable refugees to have equal access to 
medical, social, and certain legal services.
    (2) $10 million to provide outreach, referrals, and social services 
to individuals granted asylum. The need for outreach to asylees is 
greatest immediately after asylum is granted and the services for 
asylees may be provided only during the 5-year period following the 
date that asylum was granted.
    Outreach, referral and interpretation services are not subject to 
the 5-year limitation and may be provided to refugees and asylees 
regardless of their length of time in the U.S. See 45 CFR 400.152(b).
    Regarding the first set-aside allocation, 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 first 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 language interpretation to non-English speaking and to 
Limited-English-Proficient (LEP) refugees, particularly with regard to 
medical and legal issues. We are therefore including funding in the 
first 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, legal, and social 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. All 
interpreters should be working under a recognized code of ethics.
    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

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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. These workers are frequently called upon to 
interpret and should receive interpreter training. 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. Fees from low-income 
refugee clients, however, may not be sought.
    Regarding the second set-aside allocation, individuals granted 
asylum do not have voluntary agency caseworkers to bring them into the 
network of refugee program and benefits. They often are unaware of the 
benefits to which they are entitled. Outreach activities under the 
second set-aside allocation should be conducted with the goal of 
providing information to asylees or of providing information to the 
agencies and organizations that traditionally have contact with asylees 
and may be able to assist them in accessing needed services and 
benefits. For example, outreach through organizations and agencies may 
include training seminars on benefits eligibility conducted for 
attorneys that represent asylum seekers, monthly liaison meetings with 
the District Office of the Immigration and Naturalization Service to 
establish effective contacts, or provision of benefits and eligibility 
materials to local English as a Second Language (ESL) programs for 
distribution to students. This set-aside amount may also be used to 
provide social services to asylees. Although the formula social 
services funds are available to serve asylees, States may augment this 
funding using these set-aside funds for those agencies who are already 
serving, or expect to serve, refugees and asylees. Or, States may elect 
to hold a separate competition for the funds, depending upon State 
administrative procedures and programmatic need. As for refugees, 
services to asylees are those covered in 45 CFR 400.154 and 400.155.
    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 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.
    In using the set-aside amount, funds should be directed to refugee 
specific organizations, where possible, such as refugee MAAs, qualified 
community based organizations with refugee experience, voluntary 
resettlement agencies, or refugee service providers.

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). (Note: ORR State Letter No. 00-12 clarifies that effective June 
15, 2000, persons granted asylum are eligible for refugee benefits and 
services from the date that asylum was granted.)
    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 
self-sufficiency. For this reason, this may be a good time for these 
States to re-examine the range of services they currently offer to 
refugees and expand beyond employment 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 (April 22, 
1999)).

II. (Reserved for Discussion of Comments in Final Notice)

III. Allocation Formulas

    Of the funds available for FY 2001 for social services, $71,927,850 
is allocated to States in accordance with the formula specified in A. 
below. In addition, $20.5

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million in set-aside funds are allocated in accordance with the 
formulas specified in B. and C. below.
    A. A State's allowable formula 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, and 
Amerasians from Vietnam 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, 2000, adjusted for estimated secondary migration.
    The calculation above yields the formula allocation for each State. 
Minimum allocations for small States are taken into account.
    B. A State's allowable first set-aside 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, and 
Amerasians from Vietnam 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, 2000, adjusted for estimated secondary migration.
    C. A State's allowable second set-aside 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 asylees who were granted asylum in FY 2000 
by the INS asylum corps (22,809), the asylum judges of the Executive 
Office of Immigration Review (12,763), and the Bureau of Immigration 
Appeals (1,402).
    The calculations in B. and C. above yields the set-aside formula 
allocations for each State.
    Adding the results for A., B., and C. above yields the total 
formula allocation for each State.

IV. Basis of Population Estimates

    The population estimates for the allocation of funds in FY 2001 for 
the proposed formula social service allocation and the first set-aside 
are based on data on refugee arrivals from the ORR Refugee Data System, 
adjusted as of October 1, 2000, for estimated secondary migration. The 
data base includes refugees of all nationalities-- Amerasians from 
Vietnam, and Cuban and Haitian entrants.
    For fiscal year 2001, ORR's proposed formula social service 
allocations for the States are based on the numbers of refugees, 
Amerasians, and entrants in the ORR data base. The numbers are based 
upon the arrivals during the preceding three fiscal years: 1998, 1999, 
and 2000.
    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, 
2000. 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 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 2000 and 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 entrant 
populations.
    If a State does not agree with ORR's population estimate and wishes 
ORR to reconsider its numbers, it should submit written evidence to 
ORR, including a list of refugees identified by name, alien number, 
date of birth, and date of arrival. Listings of refugees who are not 
identified by their alien number will not be considered. Such evidence 
should be submitted separately from comments on the proposed allocation 
formula no later than 30 days from the date of publication of this 
notice and should be addressed to: Loren Bussert, Division of Refugee 
Self-Sufficiency, Office of Refugee Resettlement, 370 L'Enfant 
Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Telephone: (202) 401-4732.
    The proposed second set-aside is based on the number of asylees 
granted asylum in FY 2000, according to data received from the 
Department of Justice for cases approved by the Asylum Corps, the 
immigration judges of the Executive Office of Immigration Review, and 
the Bureau of Immigration Appeals. These data show the asylee's zip 
code of record. Because we are asking States to set up systems to 
identify and serve those asylees in need of services, we have added 
this second set-aside amount to the total allocation for States. During 
the next year, ORR intends to revise the ORR-11 and seek OMB approval 
to capture the number of asylees and secondary migrants accessing 
services at the county level. ORR will adjust the social services 
formula 3-year population based on these data.
    Table 1, below, shows the estimated 3-year populations, as of 
October 1, 2000, of refugees (col. 1), entrants (col. 2), Havana 
parolees (col. 3); total refugee/entrant population, (col. 4); the 
proposed formula amounts which the population estimates yield, (col. 
5); the proposed allocation amounts after allowing for the minimum 
amounts (col. 6); first proposed set aside allocation, (col. 7); the 1 
year asylee population (col. 8); the second proposed set-aside amount, 
(col. 9); and the total proposed allocation (col. 10).

V. Proposed 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.
    The following amounts are for allocation for refugee social 
services in FY 2000:

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  Table 1.--Estimated Three-Year Refugee/Entrant/Parolee Populations of States Participating in the Refugee Program--Proposed Set-Asides, and Proposed
                                                Social Service Formula Amount and Allocation for FY 2001
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                                                                                                                                   Proposed
                                                                                   Proposed                Proposed                 asylee       Total
              State               Refugees 1   Entrants     Havana       Total      formula    Proposed    set-aside   Asylees 3   set-aside   proposed
                                                          Parolees 2  population    amount    allocation    ($10.5                   ($10     allocation
                                                                                                           million)                million)
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Alabama.........................         456           5          59         520    $126,497    $126,497     $18,568          33      $8,925    $153,990
Alaska 4........................           0           0           0           0                                               0
Arizona.........................       7,402         433         190       8,025   1,953,272   1,953,272     286,717         306      82,761   2,322,750
Arkansas........................          29           9           8          46      11,286      75,000       1,657          21       5,680      82,337
California......................      29,322          53         379      29,754   7,242,172   7,242,172   1,063,065      13,573   3,670,958  11,976,195
Colorado........................       3,316           3           5       3,324     809,058     809,058     118,760         262      70,861     998,679
Connecticut.....................       3,427          28         102       3,557     865,737     865,737     127,080         194      52,469   1,045,286
Delaware........................         122          11           1         134      32,609      75,000       4,787          50      13,523      93,310
Dist. of Columbia...............         968           1           9         978     238,032     238,032      34,940         296      80,056     353,028
Florida.........................      13,465      11,984      34,836      60,285  14,673,438  14,673,438   2,153,886       5,313   1,436,956  18,264,280
Georgia.........................      11,189          33         118      11,340   2,760,068   2,760,068     405,145         559     151,187   3,316,400
Hawaii..........................          93           0           0          93      22,754      75,000       3,340          24       6,491      84,831
Idaho 5.........................       2,076           0           3       2,079     506,031     506,031      74,279           5       1,352     581,662
Illinois........................      10,808          14         190      11,012   2,680,373   2,680,373     393,447         526     142,262   3,216,082
Indiana.........................       1,831           4          13       1,848     449,909     449,909      66,041         101      27,316     543,266
Iowa............................       5,271           0           3       5,274   1,283,691   1,283,691     188,430          41      11,089   1,483,210
Kansas..........................         727           1           8         736     179,233     179,233      26,309          44      11,900     217,442
Kentucky 6......................       3,596       1,171         396       5,163   1,256,780   1,256,780     184,480          34       9,196   1,450,456
Louisiana.......................       1,486         104          78       1,668     406,080     406,080      59,608          41      11,089     476,777
Maine...........................         869           0           0         869     211,516     211,516      31,048          14       3,786     246,350
Maryland........................       3,073          10          34       3,117     758,763     758,763     111,377       1,582     427,868   1,298,008
Massachusetts...................       6,360         102          78       6,540   1,591,910   1,591,910     233,673         682     184,454   2,010,037
Michigan........................       7,777         713         191       8,681   2,113,084   2,113,084     310,175         411     111,159   2,534,418
Minnesota.......................      10,212           2           7      10,221   2,487,900   2,487,900     365,194         555     150,105   3,003,199
Mississippi.....................          68           5           8          81      19,680      75,000       2,889          34       9,196      87,085
Missouri........................       8,312           6          22       8,340   2,029,937   2,029,937     297,971          26       7,032   2,334,940
Montana.........................          12           0           2          14       3,408      75,000         500           1         270      75,770
Nebraska........................       2,641           3          22       2,666     649,024     649,024      95,269          36       9,737     754,030
Nevada 6........................       1,192         734         341       2,267     551,717     551,717      80,986         181      48,953     681,656
New Hampshire...................       1,718           0           0       1,718     418,163     418,163      61,381          25       6,762     486,306
New Jersey......................       4,363         265         818       5,446   1,325,618   1,325,618     194,585         765     206,902   1,727,105
New Mexico......................         433         330         229         992     241,393     241,393      35,434          10       2,705     279,532
New York........................      22,435       1,113         526      24,074   5,859,658   5,859,658     860,128       6,865   1,856,710   8,576,496
North Carolina..................       4,662          15          57       4,734   1,152,281   1,152,281     169,141         219      59,231   1,380,653
North Dakota....................       1,545           0           0       1,545     376,055     376,055      55,200           0                 431,255
Ohio............................       4,613           5          28       4,646   1,130,930   1,130,930     166,007         203      54,903   1,351,840
Oklahoma........................         403           0           8         411     100,135     100,135      14,699          62      16,769     131,603
Oregon..........................       4,667         460         170       5,297   1,289,303   1,289,303     189,254         132      35,701   1,514,258
Pennsylvania....................       7,710         166         158       8,034   1,955,475   1,955,475     287,040         656     177,422   2,419,937
Rhode Island....................         596           1           8         605     147,362     147,362      21,631          87      23,530     192,523
South Carolina..................         189           1          21         211      51,337      89,166       7,536          37      10,007     106,709
South Dakota 6..................       1,257           0           0       1,257     305,955     305,955      44,911          10       2,705     353,571
Tennessee.......................       3,180           7         118       3,305     804,448     804,448     118,083         267      72,213     994,744
Texas...........................      13,246         831         459      14,536   3,538,020   3,538,020     519,339         788     213,123   4,270,482
Utah............................       3,422           0           2       3,424     833,524     833,524     122,351          48      12,982     968,857
Vermont.........................         981           0           0         981     238,777     238,777      35,050           9       2,434     276,261
Virginia........................       4,836         111          72       5,019   1,221,716   1,221,716     179,333       1,340     362,417   1,763,466
Washington......................      17,297           0          36      17,333   4,218,836   4,218,836     619,275         382     103,316   4,941,427
West Virginia...................           8           0           0           8       1,947      75,000         286           4       1,082      76,368
Wisconsin.......................       1,665           2           4       1,671     406,813     406,813      59,715         120      32,455     498,983
Wyoming 4.......................
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    Total.......................     235,326      18,736      39,822     293,884  71,531,705  71,927,850  10,500,000      36,974  10,000,000  92,427,850

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1 Includes: refugees and Amerasian immigrants from Vietnam adjusted for secondary migration.
2 For FY 1999 and FY 2000, Havana Parolee arrivals for all States are based on actual data. For FY 1998, Florida's HP's are based on actual data, while
  Havana Parolees in other States are prorated according to the State's proportion of the three-year entrant population.
3 Includes individuals granted asylum in FY 2000 by the INS asylum corps (22,809), the immigration judges of the Executive Office of Immigration Review
  (12,763), and the Bureau of Immigration Appeals (1,402). These numbers were not used for the social services allocation. See narrative for their use
  in the $10 million asylee set-aside.
4 Alaska and Wyoming no longer participate in the Refugee Program.
5 The allocation for Idaho is expected to be awarded to the State replacement designee.
6 The allocations for South Dakota, Kentucky, and Nevada are expected to be awarded to Wilson/Fish projects.


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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: April 20, 2001.
Carmel Clay-Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Refugee Resettlement.
[FR Doc. 01-10443 Filed 4-26-01; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-P



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