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[Federal Register: July 8, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 130)]
[Notices]               
[Page 45131-45136]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Office of Refugee Resettlement

 
Final Notice of Allocations to States of FY 2002 Funds for 
Refugee Social Services

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

ACTION: Final notice of allocations to States of FY 2002 funds for 
refugee social services.

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SUMMARY: This notice establishes the allocations to States of FY 2002 
funds for social services under the Refugee Resettlement Program (RRP).
    This notice includes $11.5 million in two set-aside allocations to: 
Support programs to promote healthy families through community-based 
organizations; and provide planned upgrading of employment, employment 
retraining, and subsidized employment tied to a labor market need 
leading to an offer of unsubsidized employment.

DATES: Effective date is July 8, 2002.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara R. Chesnik, Division of 
Refugee Self-Sufficiency, telephone: (202) 401-4558, email: 
bchesnik@acf.dhhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Amounts For Allocation

    The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) has available $158,600,000 
in FY 2002 refugee social service funds as part of the FY 2002 
appropriation for the Department of Health and Human Services 
(Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and 
Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2002, Public Law 107-116).
    The FY 2002 House Appropriations Committee Report (H.R. Rept. No. 
107-229) reads as follows with respect to social services funds:

    The bill provides $158,621,000 for social services, $15,000,000 
more than the fiscal year 2001 appropriation and the budget request. 
Funds are distributed by formula as well as through the 
discretionary grant making process for special projects. The bill 
includes $15,000,000 to increase educational support to schools with 
a significant proportion of refugee children, consistent with 
previous support to schools heavily impacted by large concentration 
of refugees.
    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 2002 Conference Report on Appropriations (H.R. Conf. 107-
342) reads as follows concerning social services:

    The conference agreement appropriates $460,203,000, instead of 
$460,224,000 as proposed by the House and $445,224,000 proposed by 
the Senate. Within this amount, for Social Services, the agreement 
provides $158,600,000 instead of $156,621,000 as proposed by the 
House and $143,621,000 as proposed by the Senate.
    The conferees specify that funds for section 414 of the 
Immigration and Nationality Act shall be available for three fiscal 
years, as proposed by the House.
    The conference agreement includes $15,000,000 that is to be used 
under social services to increase educational support to schools 
with a significant proportion of refugee children, consistent with 
language contained in the House report.
    The agreement also includes $19,000,000 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, consistent 
with language contained in the House report.

    ORR will use the $158,600,000 appropriated for FY 2002 social 
services as follows:
     $71,910,000 will be allocated under the three-year 
population formula, as set forth in this notice for the purpose of 
providing employment services and other needed services to refugees.
     $12,690,000 will be awarded as new and continuation social 
service discretionary grants under new and 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. A combination 
of new and continuation awards will be made through new and prior year 
separate 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 a separate announcement.
     $15,000,000 will be awarded to increase educational 
support to schools with a significant proportion of refugee children, 
consistent with previous support to schools heavily impacted by large 
concentrations of refugees. New awards will be made through a separate 
announcement.
    In addition, we are adding $11.5 million in prior year funds to the 
FY 2002 formula social services allocation as two set-aside allocations 
as follows: (1) $3 million for support for healthy families through 
community-based organizations, and (2) $8.5 million for planned 
upgrading of employment, employment retraining, and subsidized 
employment tied to a labor market need leading to unsubsidized 
employment, increasing the total amount available in FY 2002 through 
this announcement to $83,410,000.
    Congress provided ORR with broad carry-over authority of FY 2000 
refugee funds in a supplemental appropriations law (Emergency 
Supplemental Act, 2000, Pub.L. No. 106-246) as follows:

    Funds appropriated under this heading [Refugee and Entrant 
Assistance] in the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, 
and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2000 (as 
enacted into law by section 1000(a)(4) of Public Law 106-113) for 
fiscal year 2000, pursuant to section 414(a) of the Immigration and 
Nationality Act, shall be available for the costs of assistance 
provided and other activities through September 30, 2002.

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 allocating $71,910,000 to States on the basis of 
each State's proportion of the national population of refugees who had 
been in the United States three years or less as of October

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1, 2001 (including a floor amount for States which have small refugee 
populations).
    The use of the three-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.
    As mentioned in the previous section, the Director is also 
allocating an additional total of $11.5 million from prior year carry-
over funds as two set-aside allocations, increasing the total amount 
available in FY 2002 through this announcement to $83,410,000.
    Regarding the $3 million set-aside allocation, ORR is interested in 
supporting programs to promote healthy families. The refugee 
experience--fleeing one's homeland, leaving family and friends, 
sometimes living for an extended period of time in a camp setting in a 
country of first asylum, and adapting to life in a new country--places 
considerable stress on the family. Most refugee families are unfamiliar 
with the culture, language, roles, and responsibilities of individuals 
and families in the United States. Both parents may now be required to 
work in order to sustain the family economically and may have to work 
different shifts so that one parent is at home to care for the 
children. Communication becomes more difficult. As a result, refugee 
families also may encounter severe inter-generational strains. Children 
are caught between the demand of their traditional culture (presented 
by their parents and grandparents) and American culture (represented by 
schools, peers, and the media).
    In order to maintain the well-being of the family, guidance and 
support may be needed to assist these families to know how to better 
deal with the changing circumstances and choices they face.
    Through this set-aside, ORR is looking to support orientation, 
education, and counseling to help maintain healthy marriages, promote 
responsible fatherhood, and maintain the well-being of families. States 
should use the set-aside funds to support programs which focus on a 
range of subjects to promote family well-being, such as: increasing the 
recognition of the critical contributions that fathers make to 
children's development; parental roles in U.S. schools--increasing both 
parents', particularly fathers', participation in the children's 
education and in school activities; family literacy programs; family 
conflict resolution; child-nurturing techniques including positive ways 
to discipline children; dealing with anger and depression in the 
family; and substance abuse and other problems facing young adults and 
the family in the United States.
    The organizations funded by the set-aside amount are expected to 
have ties to the ethnic communities they serve and to conduct outreach 
into the community to identify refugee families in need of services. 
The opportune time frame for providing these services to families, we 
believe, is within the first three years after a refugee family's 
arrival. We strongly encourage States to fund, to the extent possible, 
Mutual Assistance Associations (MAAs), ethnic community-based 
organizations, and indigenous faith-based organizations with refugee 
experience, to the extent possible, to provide family support, 
outreach, education, orientation, and counseling. ORR defines an MAA as 
an organization with the following qualifications: (a) The organization 
is legally incorporated as a nonprofit organization; and (b) not less 
than 51% of the composition of the Board of Directors or governing 
board of the mutual assistance association is comprised of refugees or 
former refugees, including both refugee men and women.
    Regarding the $8.5 million set-aside, there continues to be a need 
to focus funding on planned employment upgrading of refugees. While 
early employment for refugees is being achieved in many areas across 
the country, refugees who continue in language and employment training 
programs, or access additional training several months after placement 
in employment, do so on a random or ad hoc basis with varying amounts 
of formal assistance from refugee services providers. During their 
first few years in the country, refugees often appear to be revolving 
through a series of entry level placements. To be self-sufficient, 
refugees need to be in a position to market their experience and skills 
to employers. Funding provided through this set-aside is to assist 
States to implement programs which tie early employment to planned job 
up-grading services, including vocational training, professional and 
skills recertification, assistance with courses leading to 
certification (for example, courses leading to State certification to 
teach, to work as a nurse or medical aide, to become a draftsman, or 
become certified in the information technology field).
    States and employment services providers are strongly encouraged to 
work in partnership with the MAAs, ethnic or community-based 
organizations, including faith-based organizations, funded through the 
$3 million set-aside, if possible, and to encourage MAA partnerships 
with other non-profit organizations and funded social service 
providers.
    For activities funded with the two set-aside allocations, the 
Director is utilizing his authority, pursuant to 45 CFR 400.300, to 
waive the five-year (60) month limitation on social services 
(400.152(b)). Refugees who have been in the United States longer than 
60 months (five years), but have not attained U.S. citizenship, may 
receive social services funded by the set-aside allocations. There are 
limited exceptions to this citizenship rule for certain U.S. born minor 
children in refugee families (45 CFR 400.208) and certain Amerasians 
from Vietnam who are U.S. citizens (Pub. L. 100.461).

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)). In addition, persons granted asylum are eligible for refugee 
benefits and services from the date that asylum was granted (See ORR 
State Letter No. 00-12, effective June 15, 2000). Victims of a severe 
form of trafficking who have received a certification or eligibility 
letter from ORR are eligible from the

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date on the certification letter (See ORR State letter No. 01-13, May 
3, 2001).
    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 three-year refugee population, 
States may provide services to refugees who have been in the country up 
to 60 months (5 years), with the exception of referral and interpreter 
services and citizenship and naturalization preparation services for 
which there is no time limitation (45 CFR 400.152(b)). On December 5, 
2001, however, the Director of ORR, using the authority in 45 CFR 
400.300, issued a blanket waiver of the time-in-country limit for 
services (ORR State Letter 01-31). This waiver, in effect until 
September 30, 2002, was issued to assist States in providing services 
to refugees following the events of September 11, 2001 and the 
subsequent cessation of refugee arrivals during most of the first 
quarter, FY 2002. In addition, as discussed in a section above, the 
five-year limitation on services has been waived for refugees served 
with the two set-aside allocations in this announcement.
    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

    Priorities for provision of services are specified in 45 CFR 
400.147. In order for refugees to move quickly off Temporary Assistance 
for Needy Families (TANF), States should, to the extent possible, 
ensure that all newly arriving refugees receive refugee-specific 
services designed to address the employment barriers that refugees 
typically face.
    We encourage States to re-examine the range of services they 
currently offer to refugees. Those States that have had success in 
helping refugees achieve early employment may find it to be a good time 
to expand beyond provision of basic employment services and address the 
broader needs that refugees have in order to enhance their ability to 
maintain financial security and to successfully integrate into the 
community. Other States may need to reassess the delivery of employment 
services in light of local economic conditions and develop new 
strategies to better serve the currently arriving refugee groups.
    States should also be aware that ORR will make social services 
formula funds 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. Discussion of Comments Received

    Four comments were received in response to the proposed notice 
published on April 9, 2002 (67 FR 17079-17082).
    Comment: Two comments were received from individuals representing 
the same agency, who opposed the cut in funds allocated for Social 
Services in the proposed notice of allocations.
    Response: The difference between the final formula amount for 
social services in FY 2001 and the amount in the FY 2002 proposed 
formula allocation was a little more than $17,000, not a relatively 
significant amount. The commenters were most likely concerned that the 
total funding allocated to the State was less in the proposed notice of 
FY 2002 allocations because a set-aside amount was not included. For 
the final notice of FY 2002 allocations, the Director has included 
$11.5 million in set-aside funds. While the formula amount has been 
approximately the same during the last three years, set-aside funds 
have been possible as a result of authority to spend prior year surplus 
funds and the availability of surplus funds.
    Comment: One comment was received from a State Refugee Coordinator 
who opposed ORR's methodology for making adjustments to population 
estimates for persons granted asylum and victims of a severe form of 
trafficking. This commenter suggested that a State should be given 
credit for all eligible asylees and certified victims of a severe form 
of trafficking in their State, not just the eligible asylees and 
trafficking victims who had received services in the State during the 
past year. Citing the burden placed upon the State to respond within a 
short notice, the Coordinator believed that ORR was in the best 
position to have data on these populations. The commenter also noted 
that the potential exists for the unserved populations to apply for 
services in the near future and therefore a State should be given 
credit for all persons granted asylum and certified as victims of a 
severe form of trafficking, not just those who received services.
    Response: In the Final Notice of Allocations to States of FY 2001 
Funds for Refugee Social Services, $10 million in set-aside funding was 
provided for States to set up systems to identify, bring into services, 
and provide services to those asylees in need of services.
    ORR strongly believes that it is important to have data which show 
the extent to which States have now established outreach systems to 
bring asylees into services and are now serving them. Unlike refugees, 
individuals granted asylum and certified victims of a severe form of 
trafficking do not have voluntary agency caseworkers assigned to them 
upon arrival. These caseworkers, funded through the U.S. Department of 
State's Reception and Placement Cooperative Agreement, are required to 
refer refugees into the network of refugee program and benefits.
    Over the past 20 years, through regulations, funding, and 
monitoring of the refugee program, ORR has sought to ensure that newly 
arrived refugees are served through a network of refugee specific, 
bilingual and bicultural services. We are confident that there is the 
strongest possible link between the number of refugees arriving in a 
state and the number of refugees receiving services in that State. This 
is not true, however, for persons granted asylum. We do not know the 
extent to which asylees need services, the extent to which they are 
able to access services and assistance, and the extent to which their 
needs mirror the needs of newly arriving refugees. Many asylees have 
been in the United States for more than one year before they receive a 
grant of asylum. It may be that they are already integrated into 
communities and are not in need of transitional assistance and 
services. Likewise, we do not have data supporting an assumption that 
the address provided on the asylum application directly corresponds to 
the location where asylees choose to reside after asylum is granted. 
For these reasons, it makes greater sense to adjust the allocations to 
States based upon the number of asylees who were granted asylum during 
the past three years and who have actually been served in the State 
refugee program.
    While we concur that ORR knows the number of victims of a severe 
form of trafficking who have been certified, Section 107(b)(1)(D) 
(``Annual Report'')

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of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (Pub.L. 106-386) 
requires that HHS report information annually on the number of victims 
who received benefits or other services.
    Comment: One commenter noted that the proposed announcement did not 
extend the Director's waiver of the 60-month time-in-country limit for 
services that was issued by the Director on December 5, 2001. The State 
encouraged the Director to continue the waiver through 2003. This 
commenter noted the downturn in the service industry and other sectors 
in the State in which refugees and entrants tend to work. The commenter 
also expressed concern about the effect on newly enrolled social 
services clients (presumably those in the country for more than 60 
months) when services were stopped at the expiration of the waiver 
(September 30, 2002).
    Response: For the formula allocation, the Director has decided not 
to extend a blanket waiver at this time. However, pursuant to 45 CFR 
400.300, States may submit individual waiver requests for requirements 
in part 400, and the Director may issue a waiver if it is determined 
that the waiver will advance the purposes of the regulations and is 
consistent with Federal refugee policy objectives.
    States may allow clients who have been in the country for more than 
60 months and who were enrolled in a social services funded component 
before October 1, 2002 and who have not yet completed that component to 
remain in that component until completion.
    As noted in an earlier section of this announcement, the Director 
has waived the five-year limitation on services to clients served with 
the two set-aside allocations in this announcement.

III. Allocation Formulas

    Of the funds available for FY 2002 for social services, $71,910,000 
is to be allocated to States in accordance with the formula specified 
in A. 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 
three years prior to the beginning of the fiscal year for which the 
funds are appropriated, as shown by the ORR Refugee Data System; and
    3. The total number of asylees and certified victims of a severe 
form of trafficking who were served by the State in the prior year, as 
identified by the State. Certified victims of a severe form of 
trafficking include minors who have been provided eligibility letters 
by ORR. These individuals must have been granted asylum or certified no 
more than three years prior to the beginning of the fiscal year for 
which the funds are appropriated, as identified by States.
    The resulting per capita amount is multiplied by--
    4. The number of persons in items 2 and 3, above, in the State as 
of October 1, 2001, adjusted for 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 two set-aside allocations are 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 
three years prior to the beginning of the fiscal year for which the 
funds are appropriated, as shows by the ORR Refugee Data System; and
    3. The total number of asylees and certified victims of a severe 
form of trafficking served by the State in the prior year, as 
identified by the State. ``Certified'' victims of a severe form of 
trafficking include minors who have been provided eligibility letters 
by ORR. These individuals must have been granted asylum or certified no 
more than three years prior to the beginning of the fiscal year for 
which the funds are appropriated, as identified by States.
    The resulting per capita amount is multiplied by--
    4. The number of persons in items 2 and 3 above, in the State as of 
October 1, 2001, adjusted for secondary migration.
    The calculation above yields the basis for the set-aside 
allocations for each State. A minimum allocation of $5,000 was provided 
to States that would have received less than this amount based upon the 
formula.

IV. Basis of Population Estimates

    The population estimates for the allocation of funds in FY 2002 for 
the formula social service allocation are based on data on refugee 
arrivals from the ORR Refugee Data System, adjusted as of October 1, 
2001, for secondary migration. The data base includes refugees of all 
nationalities, Amerasians from Vietnam, Cuban and Haitian entrants.
    For fiscal year 2002, ORR's 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: 1999, 2000, and 2001.
    The estimates of secondary migration are based on data submitted by 
all participating States on Form ORR-11 on secondary migrants who have 
resided in the United States for 36 months or less, as of September 30, 
2001. The total migration reported by each State is summed, yielding 
in- and out-migration figures and a net migration figure for each 
State. The net migration figure is applied to the State's total arrival 
figure, resulting in a revised population estimate.
    Estimates are developed separately for refugees and entrants and 
then combined into a total estimated three-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. Havana parolee arrivals for all States are based on 
actual data.
    Table 1, below, shows the estimated three-year populations, as of 
October 1, 2001, of refugees (col. 1), entrants (col. 2), Havana 
parolees (col. 3); asylees and certified victims of a severe form of 
trafficking (col. 4); total population, (col.5); the final formula 
amounts which the population estimates yield, (col. 6); the final 
allocation amount (col 7); the first set-aside allocation amount (col. 
8); the second set-aside allocation (col. 9); and the total allocation 
(col. 10).

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.
    The following amounts are for allocation for refugee social 
services in FY 2002:

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FY 2002 SOCIAL SERVICES FORMULA NOTICE

   Table 1.--Estimated Three-Year Refugee/Entrant/Asylee/Parolee Populations of States Participating in the Refugee Program and Final Social Service Formula Amount and Allocation for FY 2002
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                                                                                                                                    Final                                   $8.5
                              State                                  Refugees    Entrants      Havana      Asylees      Total      formula       Final      $3 million  million Set- Total final
                                                                       \1\                    parolees       \3\     population     amount     allocation   Set-asides     asides     allocation
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                                                                             1           2            3           4           5            6            7            8            9           10
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Alabama..........................................................          381           5           35  ..........         421     $102,381     $102,381       $5,000      $12,148     $119,529
Alaska \4\.......................................................          115           0            0           7         122       29,669       75,000        5,000        5,000       85,000
Arizona..........................................................        7,092         405            2  ..........       7,499    1,823,651    1,823,651       75,677      216,377    2,115,705
Arkansas.........................................................           39           9            4  ..........          52       12,646       75,000        5,000        5,000       85,000
California \4\...................................................       28,779          74          238       1,549      30,640    7,451,218    7,451,218      309,208      884,091    8,644,517
Colorado \4\.....................................................        3,247           4            4           5       3,260      792,786      792,786       32,899       94,065      919,750
Connecticut......................................................        3,511          30           34  ..........       3,575      869,390      869,390       36,078      103,154    1,008,622
Delaware.........................................................          128          15            0  ..........         143       34,776       75,000        5,000        5,000       85,000
Dist. of Columbia................................................          348           4            8         317         677      164,637      164,637        6,832       19,534      191,003
Florida..........................................................       13,293      15,253       32,735       4,447      65,728   15,984,126   15,984,126      663,303    1,896,525    8,543,954
Georgia..........................................................       10,059          35          110         385      10,589    2,575,096    2,575,096      106,860      305,537    2,987,493
Hawaii...........................................................          (7)           0            0          42          35        8,512       75,000        5,000        5,000       85,000
Idaho \4\........................................................        2,742           1            3  ..........       2,746      667,789      667,789       27,712       79,233      774,734
Illinois.........................................................        9,323          15          102  ..........       9,440    2,295,675    2,295,675       95,265      272,383    2,663,323
Indiana..........................................................        1,656           6           11  ..........       1,673      406,850      406,850       16,883       48,273      472,006
Iowa.............................................................        4,619           0            2  ..........       4,621    1,123,762    1,123,762       46,633      133,335    1,303,730
Kansas...........................................................          600           5            4           1         610      148,343      148,343        6,156       17,601      172,100
Kentucky \4\.....................................................        3,358       1,088            8  ..........       4,454    1,083,150    1,083,150       44,948      128,516    1,256,614
Louisiana........................................................        1,161         127           44  ..........       1,332      323,924      323,924       13,442       38,434      375,800
Maine............................................................        1,108           0            0  ..........       1,108      269,450      269,450       11,182       31,970      312,602
Maryland.........................................................        3,670          12           20         489       4,191    1,019,192    1,019,192       42,294      120,928    1,182,414
Massachusetts \4\................................................        5,814         160           38         629       6,641    1,614,998    1,614,998       67,019      191,620    1,873,637
Michigan.........................................................        8,186         863           31          62       9,142    2,223,206    2,223,206       92,258      263,785    2,579,249
Minnesota........................................................       13,503           6            8           3      13,520    3,287,874    3,287,874      136,439      390,108    3,814,421
Mississippi......................................................            0           3            6           2          11        2,675       75,000        5,000        5,000       85,000
Missouri.........................................................        7,729          12           24  ..........       7,765    1,888,339    1,888,339       78,362      224,052    2,190,753
Montana..........................................................            1           0            4  ..........           5        1,216       75,000        5,000        5,000       85,000
Nebraska.........................................................        1,736           2            5  ..........       1,743      423,873      423,873       17,590       50,293      491,756
Nevada \4\.......................................................        1,152         752           53          59       2,016      490,263      490,263       20,345       58,170      568,778
New Hampshire....................................................        1,710           0            0  ..........       1,710      415,848      415,848       17,257       49,341      482,446
New Jersey.......................................................        4,364         353          758           4       5,479    1,332,416    1,332,416       55,292      158,092    1,545,800
New Mexico.......................................................          493         321            2  ..........         816      198,440      198,440        8,235       23,545      230,220
New York.........................................................       21,133       1,149          195         468      22,945    5,579,902    5,579,902      231,553      662,058    6,473,513
North Carolina...................................................        3,363          21           47           1       3,432      834,614      834,614       34,634       99,027      968,275
North Dakota \4\.................................................        1,237           0            0  ..........       1,237      300,821      300,821       12,483       35,693      348,997
Ohio.............................................................        6,336           6            8  ..........       6,350    1,544,231    1,544,231       64,082      183,224    1,791,537
Oklahoma.........................................................          393           0            5  ..........         398       96,788      100,000        5,000       11,484      116,484
Oregon...........................................................        3,753         489            4  ..........       4,246    1,032,568    1,032,568       42,849      122,515    1,197,932
Pennsylvania.....................................................        7,869         241           47          24       8,181    1,989,504    1,989,504       82,560      236,056    2,308,120
Rhode Island.....................................................          774           2            7          10         793      192,846      192,846        8,003       22,881      223,730
South Carolina...................................................          211           1           20  ..........         232       56,419       94,260        5,000        6,694      105,954
South Dakota \4\.................................................        1,277           0            0  ..........       1,277      310,548      310,548       12,887       36,847      360,282
Tennessee........................................................        2,891           8           38  ..........       2,937      714,237      714,237       29,639       84,745      828,621
Texas............................................................       11,928         854          115         245      13,142    3,195,950    3,195,950      132,624      379,201    3,707,775
Utah.............................................................        2,943           2            2  ..........       2,947      716,669      716,669       29,740       85,033      831,442
Vermont..........................................................          876           0            0  ..........         876      213,031      213,031        8,840       25,276      247,147
Virginia.........................................................        5,179          92           29         305       5,605    1,363,057    1,363,057       56,564      161,728    1,581,349
Washington.......................................................       15,318           0           14           7      15,339    3,730,229    3,730,229      154,796      442,594    4,327,619
West Virginia....................................................           17           0            0  ..........          17        4,134       75,000        5,000        5,000       85,000
Wisconsin........................................................        2,030           5            4  ..........       2,039      495,856      495,856       20,577       58,834      575,267
Wyoming \5\......................................................  ...........  ..........  ...........  ..........  ..........  ...........  ...........  ...........  ...........  ...........
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    Total........................................................      227,438      22,430       34,828       9,061     293,757   71,437,575   71,910,000    3,000,000    8,500,000   83,410,000
\1\ Includes Amerasian immigrants. Adjusted for secondary migration.
\2\ For all years, Havana Parolee arrivals for all States are based on actual data.
\3\ Includes victims of a severe form of trafficking.
\4\ The allocations for Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota and for San Diego County, California are expected to be awarded to Wilson/Fish
  projects.
\5\ Wyoming no longer participates in the Refugee Resettlement Program.


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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: July 1, 2002.
Nguyen Van Hanh,
Director, Office of Refugee Resettlement.
[FR Doc. 02-17027 Filed 7-5-02; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-P




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