Administration for Children and Families

12/31/1969

TITLE: Emergency Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Data Report System

ACRONYM: ETDR

AGENCY/PROGRAM: Division of Data Collection and Analysis, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration of Children and Families

DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this activity is to collect the race of each family member as a part of the demographic characteristics data of families receiving assistance under the State's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program in order to report annually to the Congress, as required by section 411 of the Social Security Act. The disaggregated TANF case record information which contains the race of each family member is reported to the national TANF database by a State on a quarterly basis. A State has an option of submitting either sample cases or the universe. The data collection was started from the period of July - September 1997.

RACE/ETHNICITY: The race category used for the emergency TANF data report system is White (not of Hispanic origin), Black (not of Hispanic origin), Hispanic, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian or Pacific Islander, and Other. This category will be changed to allow for the multiplicity of race/ethnicity when the regular TANF data report system is issued.

STATUS: This periodic data collection is active. Data are obtained annually from the national TANF database. The data file for a fiscal year is available within 12 months of the end of the fiscal year.

HOW TO ACCESS DATA: Reports based on the data are published annually.

WEB SITE: www.acf.dhhs.gov

CONTACT PERSON: Sean Hurley
Director, Division of Data Collection and Analysis
Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Administration of Children and Families
370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W.
Washington, DC 20447
(202) 401-9297
shurley@acf.dhhs.gov


TITLE: Federal Child Care Information System

ACRONYM: FCCIS

AGENCY/PROGRAM: Child Care Bureau (CCB), Administration for Children and Families

DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this activity is to collect demographic data on families receiving child care provided/funded by the Child Care and Development Fund. This is an active continuous data collection system of monthly case-level data. It is used for program planning and management. This CCB-developed system was first implemented in FY 1998. The data can be analyzed to the county level and by any age group.

RACE/ETHNICITY: Case-level data are collected on race and ethnicity of children utilizing Office of Management and Budget (OMB) standards through a phased in approach. FCCIS's race/ethnicity data are collected using the following categories: Hispanic or Latino; American Indian or Alaskan Native; Asian; Black or African American; Native Hawaiian or Other Islander; and White. States must begin submitting ethnicity data separate from race by FY 2000 and must allow multiple racial selections by FY 2003.

STATUS: Ongoing.

HOW TO ACCESS DATA: Requests for access to the data are handled on a request by request basis in accordance with appropriate confidentiality provisions. The requestor is required to sign an agreement regarding the use of the data and publication of results.

CONTACT PERSON: Joseph J. Gagnier
Child Care Bureau
Administration on Children, Youth and Families
330 C Street SW, Room 2313
Washington, DC 20447
(202) 205-8455 / fax (202) 690-5600
jgagnier@acf.hhs.gov


TITLE: Head Start Program Information Report

ACRONYM: HSPIR

AGENCY/PROGRAM: Administration for Children and Families

DESCRIPTION: The Head Start Program Information Report collects information about enrolled children and their families. For the children, the report collects information about their age, what type of program they attend; i.e., full-day, part-day, or home-based. The report also collects information about the status of childrens' health and what health treatment they require and what special services, due to special needs, the children are receiving. For their parents, the report collects basic information about their income, whether they are employed and what special services they may require and receive during the period in which their child is enrolled in Head Start. The HSPIR is filed annually by all Head Start grantees and delegate agencies. The information can be aggregated by city, state, and region.

RACE/ETHNICITY: The present data collection instrument was recently approved the OMB and includes the descriptors recommended in their policy statement about the collection of racial/ethnic data. Among the data collected is a count of enrolled children within 6 ethnic categories. Head Start has been collecting this information for at least 15 years and uses it to help determine that the Head Start program enrollment reflects the ethnic composition of the communities in which the program operates.

The Head Start Program Information Report uses the following categories to report the race/ethnicity of program enrollees: American Indian or Alaskan Native; Asian; Black or African American; Hispanic or Latino; Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; and White.

STATUS: Head Start continues to require the annual submission of a HSPIR by all recipients of Head Start funds.

HOW TO ACCESS DATA: The data reside on sharable disks in the Regional Office and Central Office. Preprogrammed and ad-hoc reporting capability is available to all users.

WEB SITE: www.acf.dhhs.gov

CONTACT PERSON: Kevin Costigan
Program Analyst, Head Start Bureau
Office of Program Management and Operations
Room 2224, Switzer Building
330 C Street SW
Washington, D.C. 20447
(202) 205-8396
kcostigan@acf.dhhs.gov


TITLE: The Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System

ACRONYM: AFCARS

AGENCY/PROGRAM: Administration for Children and Families

DESCRIPTION: AFCARS is the first federally mandated data collection program for the collection of child welfare data. The data are case level data representing children in foster (substitute) care under the responsibility of the State child welfare agencies and those children adopted with the involvement of those agencies. Data on other adoptions are submitted voluntarily by States.

AFCARS was implemented on October 1, 1994 and is structured on semi-annual reporting periods which alternately close on March 31 and September 30 of each year. States are required to electronically submit their AFCARS data in an ASCII text format within 45 calendar days (submission period) after the close of each reporting period.

The purpose of AFCARS is to address policy development and program management issues at both the State and Federal levels. The data are also used to respond to the needs of the Congress, the Department and OMB for national data and information upon which to propose, develop, change and implement policy.

AFCARS data tables are available on the Children's Bureau's (CB) homepage. Currently, AFCARS data are available for Fiscal Years (FY) 1998, 1999 and 2000. The data are always available for in-house analysis within a month of the close of the submission period.

RACE/ETHNICITY: Presently AFCARS Race/Ethnicity data are collected using the categories found below:

Race (Indicate all that apply)

_White

_Black/African American

_American Indian/Alaskan Native

_Asian

_Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander

_Unable to Determine

The presentation of our Race/Ethnicity data follow the standards used by the U.S. Bureau of the Census.

STATUS: Ongoing

HOW TO ACCESS DATA: www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/cb

CONTACT PERSON: Angelina Palmiero
(202) 205-7240
apalmiero@acf.dhhs.gov


TITLE: The National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System

ACRONYM: NCANDS

AGENCY/PROGRAMS: Administration for Children and Families

DESCRIPTION: NCANDS collects data on child maltreatment from the States. It was developed in response to the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (Public Law 93-247), as amended, which called for the creation of a coordinated national data collection and analysis program, both universal and case-specific in scope. As a result of the legislation, a voluntary data collection program, consisting of two components, the Summary Data Component (SDC) and the Detailed Case Data Component (DCDC), was established in 1990. The objective of NCANDS is to provide State and national data on child abuse and neglect for program planning, program review, and policy development. The data are widely distributed through reports, presentations, and the Federal web site.

The SDC component is being phased out for those States that submit the case-specific DCDC Child file and aggregate Agency file. The latter file contains eight of the 12 mandated CAPTA data elements. The remaining four are reported in the Child file. OMB approval for this arrangement will expire on June 30, 2003. It is expected that preparation of materials seeking renewal of the approvals will be initiated in 2002.

Aggregate and case-specific data on key indicators of child protective services programs are collected annually through the NCANDS submissions. The data items include information on reports, dispositions, child victims, fatalities, services, perpetrators, and the workforce. As of the survey for 1997, States that receive the CAPTA State Child Abuse and Neglect Grant (the Basic State Grant) are required to "annually work with the Secretary to provide, to the maximum extent practicable, a report that includes (12 data elements listed in the statute)." Either the SDC Survey or the Child and Agency files include these items. Reporting on other data items remains voluntary for all States. Data are published annually in the Child Maltreatment series. The SDC data were first collected on 1990 data. Data for 2001 are currently being collected. The Child Maltreatment 2000 Report has recently been published and is available on the Children's Bureau web site.

Detailed case-level data on the children who are the subjects of reports alleging child maltreatment are collected through the voluntary submission of electronic data in a common record format on each child. Data collected through the DCDC are more extensive than data collected through the SDC, with a few exceptions due to the additional data requirements in the recent CAPTA legislation. The DCDC data record consists of 19 data elements on reports of alleged maltreatment and the characteristics of children who are the subjects of these reports. An additional 125 data elements are collected on victims of maltreatment, including information on types of maltreatments, child disabilities, family problems, services, and characteristics of

perpetrators. Forty States have provided 1case=specific data for 2001; it is expected that the number of States participating in the DCDC will continue to grow in future years.

RACE/ETHNICITY: Since renewal of OMB approval on the SDC was received in 1998, racial and ethnicity data in the SDC are collected in accordance with OMB requirements. The categories for the aggregate reporting on race are: African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and White. States can also report using the classifications of "Other" and "Unable to Determine or Unknown". States indicate if a child is counted in more than one racial group. The reporting categories on Hispanic Origin are: Hispanic or Latino, Not Hispanic or Latino, and Unable to Determine or Unknown.

Racial categories in the DCDC have not yet been changed to be in compliance with OMB requirements, but will be changed at the time of seeking renewal of the approval. Current categories are: White, Black/African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian/Pacific Islander, Other, Unknown or Unable to Determine. Hispanic Origin is collected in the categories of Yes, No, Unknown or Unable to Determine. No change will be needed in terms of collecting data on Hispanic Origin.

STATUS: Ongoing

HOW TO ACCESS DATA: Key findings are reported annually in the Child Maltreatment series. Short briefing papers based on DCDC data are also prepared. Child Maltreatment is published on the web site.

WEB SITE: www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/cb

CONTACT PERSON: John A. Gaudiosi
(202) 205-8625
jgaudiosi@acf.hhs.gov


TITLE: Runaway and Homeless Youth Management Information System

ACRONYM: RHYMIS

AGENCY/PROGRAM: Administration for Children and Families

DESCRIPTION: The Runaway and Homeless Youth Management Information System (RHYMIS) is an automated data collection system used to collect and analyze information about the characteristics and demographics of the youth served and the services provided by the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) funded Runaway and Homeless Youth Program. Geographic coverage includes all 50 states as well as several US territories (Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Northern Marianas). RHYMIS data collection began in 1989, and the central MIS database currently contains data for fiscal years 1992 through 1998. Runaway and Homeless Youth data entry is completed by individual grantee agencies that are FYSB funded programs. Agencies enter agency, program, staff, and youth information. The RHYMIS software accepts data on runaway or homeless youth under the age of 27 in areas including: demographics, drug and alcohol assessment, contacts, services provided, and issues. Grantees enter this information year-round at the time of service. Individual grantee information is submitted on diskettes at the end of each fiscal quarter, and is integrated at a central database. Data are made available from the RHYMIS central database for analysis in the form of quarterly reports. National and regional reports are typically generated within thirty days of the grantee data submission deadline. National RHYMIS information is available by HHS region, State, and individual grantee agencies. Any RHYMIS report can be produced within these parameters.

RACE/ETHNICITY: RHYMIS tracks and reports ethnic distribution of youth served by using the following categories: American Indian or Alaskan Native; Asian or Pacific Islander; Black, not of Hispanic Origin; Hispanic; and White, not of Hispanic Origin. During the most recent fiscal quarter, 11,308 youth were entered into the RHYMIS National Database. Of this number, 10,969 youth identified their race/ethnicity in one of the RHYMIS racial/ethnic categories. 295 (3%) identified themselves as American Indian or Alaskan Native; 181 (2%) as Asian or Pacific Islander; 2,433 (22%) as Black, not of Hispanic origin; 1,405 (13%) as Hispanic; and 6,655 (61%) as White, not of Hispanic origin.

STATUS: RHYMIS data are collected continuously and submitted quarterly by Basic Center, Transitional Living and Street Outreach grantee projects. In October 1998, the latest Y2K compliant version of RHYMIS was distributed to grantee programs.

HOW TO ACCESS DATA: Data are available by request to FYSB, and are made available via email in text document format. Standard word processing formats are also available.

CONTACT PERSON: David Butler, Project Officer
330 C Street S.W., RM. 2322
Washington DC, 20201
(202) 205-8645
dabutler@acf.dhhs.gov


TITLE: University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service National Information and Reporting System

ACRONYM: NIRS

AGENCY/PROGRAM: Developmental Disabilities, Administration for Children and Families

DESCRIPTION: The NIRS is an annual collection of data submitted by each of the 61 University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service

(UCEDDs) funded and coordinated by the Administration on Developmental Disabilities and compiled by the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD). The NIRS evolved from a recognition of the importance of

developing a national database for the UCEDDs network. Among other areas, data are collected for UCEDDs interdisciplinary trainees by ethnic background; on UCEDDs individual clients by ethnicity; and on UCEDDS community-based client contacts/consultations by ethnicity. With a strong focus on cultural competence, UCEDDS programs address racial and ethnic concerns through training of professionals and paraprofessionals, provision of community-based services, community outreach, technical assistance, participatory action research, and dissemination of accessible materials and presentations.

The NIRS database aids and supports the UCEDDS network by providing information and data on UCEDDs projects and activities in:

  • Interdisciplinary Training
  • University Classroom Training
  • Outreach Training/Technical Assistance
  • Individual Client/Consumer Services
  • Aggregate Client/Consumer Services
  • Funding
  • Information and Product Development
  • Systems Change Activities
  • Consumer Satisfaction
  • Former Trainee Follow-up

RACE/ETHNICITY: Data are collected for White, African-American, Hispanic, Native-American, Asian, and Other/Unknown categories.

STATUS: This continuous data collection is active and compiled by fiscal year by the AUCD as the Data Reference Guide. New data are available after the first of the calendar year.

HOW TO ACCESS DATA: Requests for data are made through the Commissioner, Administration on Developmental Disabilities.

CONTACT PERSON: Adele Gorelick
Program Specialist
UCEDDs Coordinator
Administration on Developmental Disabilities
370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW
Room 300F HHH
Washington, DC 20447
(202) 690-5982 / fax (202) 690-6904
agorelick@acf.hhs.gov


TITLE: Annual Survey of Refugees

AGENCY/PROGRAM: Office of Refugee Resettlement

DESCRIPTION: This annual survey is required by section 413(a) of the Refugee Act of 1980. The survey follows a cohort of refugee arrivals for five years to track their economic and social adjustment. Each year a sample of approximately 2,500 refugees is contacted and interviewed in their native language, if necessary, by contractors using an OMB-approved survey instrument. The results of the Annual Survey are published in the ORR Annual Report to Congress.

RACE/ETHNICITY: Not applicable

DATA LIMITATIONS: Individual survey records are not available for analysis. Analyses of aggregate data are published in the ORR Annual Report to Congress.

STATUS: The survey is conducted annually and is in process for FY 2002.

HOW TO ACCESS DATA: The data obtained through the Annual Survey are generally not accessible to the public. A discussion of the social and economic adjustment of survey participants is published annually in the ORR Report to Congress, which is available on the ORR website.

WEB SITE: www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/orr/data

CONTACT PERSON: Loren Bussert at 202 4014732 or by e-mail: lbussert@acf.hhs.gov


TITLE: The Department of Energy's 2001 Residential Energy Consumption Survey

ACRONYM: 2001 RECS

AGENCY/PROGRAMS: Administration for Children and Families/Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

DESCRIPTION: RECS is a national household sample survey that is conducted every four years by the Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy. The RECS sample is designed to cover all residential housing units that are primary residences in the United States. RECS is the most complete and accurate source of residential energy data at the national and Census regional level.

For the 2001 RECS, 4,822 households were interviewed. In addition, energy suppliers provided data on actual residential energy consumption and expenditures of the RECS sample households.

RECS includes information on residential energy consumption and expenditures by fuel type, physical characteristics of the housing units, appliances utilized including space heating and cooling equipment, household demographics, types of fuels used, weatherization/conservation practices, home appliances, and other information that relates to residential energy use.

ACF contributed funding for the 2001 RECS to add (1) a series of energy assistance questions and (2) a supplemental 500 household sample of LIHEAP recipient households to enhance the quality and precision of national and regional survey estimates for LIHEAP heating assistance recipients. These activities fulfill the following functions:

Furnish Congress and the Administration with statistics on home energy consumption, expenditures, and energy burden for all, non-low income, low income, and LIHEAP recipient households.

Assist in the preparation of the Secretary's LIHEAP Annual Report to Congress, as required by section 2610 of the Act whereby the Secretary is to report information that includes, (1) home energy consumption; (2) the amount, cost and type of fuels used for households eligible for LIHEAP assistance; (3) the type of fuel used by various income groups; and (4) the impact of LIHEAP on LIHEAP recipient and eligible households. The data will be disseminated to Congress through ACF's LIHEAP Home Energy Notebook which supplements the LIHEAP Annual Report to Congress.

Update the revised LIHEAP formula for allocating LIHEAP block grant funds to the States and Indian tribes/tribal organizations. The revised LIHEAP formula is based on what each state's share of low income home energy expenditures is as part of national low income home energy expenditures.

Provide data to conduct a program evaluation pursuant to ACF's Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) Plan for FY 2004. The study will examine whether LIHEAP is targeting its benefits to those low income households with the lowest incomes and highest home energy costs.

RACE/ETHNICITY: The U.S. Department of Energy is responsible for obtaining OMB approval of the collection of racial and ethnicity data in the RECS. Racial/ethnicity data were collected in the same manner as used in the 2000 Decennial Census.

DATA LIMITATIONS: As a sample survey, 2001 RECS data are subject to sampling and non-sampling errors; and are subject to underreporting of the receipt of energy assistance and other public assistance benefits. For some variables, disaggregation of data into subgroups at the regional level results in less reliable estimates made from a small number of sample cases. This is particularly true of the LIHEAP recipient households that heat with liquefied petroleum gas or kerosene.

RECS collects limited household income data. In cases where sample households live in master-metered, multi-unit buildings, the rental agent provides information on fuel used in the building. Regression estimates are used to impute computation values for those households. This can affect the reliability of the estimates.

STATUS: Data from the household survey portion of the 2001 RECS are available at http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/recs/contents.html. Energy consumption and expenditure data will be available in early 2003.

HOW TO ACCESS DATA: Key findings for LIHEAP eligible and recipient households are reported annually in the LIHEAP Home Energy Notebook which supplements the LIHEAP Annual Report to Congress.

WEB SITE: When the LIHEAP Home Energy Notebook for FY 2002 is completed in the Spring of 2003, the Notebook's Executive Summary will be available on ACF's LIHEAP web site at: http://www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/liheap/. ACF is planning to expand its LIHEAP Web site to include data from the LIHEAP Home Energy Notebook for FY 2002 by the end of FY 2003.

CONTACT PERSON: Leon Litow
(202) 401-5304
llitow@acf.hhs.gov


TITLE: Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey

ACRONYM: FACES

AGENCY/PROGRAM: ACF/OPRE and Head Start Bureau

DESCRIPTION: FACES is an ongoing, periodic longitudinal data collection designed to provide information for GPRA and other reporting purposes on successive nationally representative samples of Head Start children, their families, staff, and programs. Data include direct assessments of children at entry into Head Start, spring of each program year, and spring of Kindergarten year. Classrooms are observed on quality measures, teachers and parents are interviewed, and teachers and parents provide ratings of child behavior. There are currently two cohorts: FACES 1997 includes 3200 children in 40 programs; FACES 2000 includes 2800 children in 43 programs.

RACE/ETHNICITY: Includes a nationally representative sample of children served by Head Start, including White, African American, Hispanic, Asian, American Indian/Alaska Native (in regular Head Start programs).

DATA LIMITATIONS: All children are in Head Start; there is no control group that is not served by Head Start, although there are comparisons to national norms on many outcome measures.

STATUS: The second cohort, FACES 2000 is in progress, and there are plans for a new cohort to begin in Fall 2003. First data collection was Fall 1997, following a field test in Spring 1997.

HOW TO ACCESS DATA: Not yet available for public use.

Distributor from whom an individual may order available data products is given where applicable.

Individual product names and order numbers that a person would need to use when ordering data products from the project are given where applicable. Product numbers with the prefix "PB" are numbers used for products distributed by the National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce. Prices for orders to foreign countries may vary. Prices were applicable at the time of this publication and are subject to change.

WEB SITE: For further information, see www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/core

CONTACT PERSON: Louisa B. Tarullo, Ed.D., ACF/OPRE, lbtarullo@acf.hhs.gov


TITLE: The Bureau of the Census' March Current Population Survey

ACRONYM: March CPS

AGENCY/PROGRAMS: Administration for Children and Families/Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

DESCRIPTION: The CPS is a national household sample survey that the Bureau of the Census conducts monthly for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The CPS is the primary source of information on the labor force characteristics of the U.S. population. Except for the month of March, approximately 60,000 households are interviewed each month. The sample provides estimates for the nation as a whole and serves as part of model-based estimates for individual states and other geographic areas. The sample size for the March CPS is increased and a series of socio-economic questions are added to the survey. Approximately, 78,000 households were included in the 2000 March CPS sample.

The March CPS is the primary source of detailed information on income and work experience in the United States. The Annual Demographic Survey is used to generate the annual Population Profile of the United States, reports on geographical mobility and educational attainment, and detailed analysis of money income and poverty status. The labor force and work experience data from this survey are used to profile the U.S. labor market and to make employment projections.

The State Children's Health Insurance Program, established in 1997, allocates funds to states based on a formula that uses March CPS data. To reduce sampling error (variance), the formula uses a 3-year moving average rather than a single-year estimate. Beginning with the 2001 March CPS, the sample was expanded primarily to improve state estimates of children's health insurance coverage. Approximately 99,000 households were interviewed, using the 2002 March CPS questions.

The Bureau of the Census is evaluating the quality of the March CPS estimates from the expanded sample. If the data are of acceptable quality, the Census Bureau plans to use data from the expanded sample in all of its CPS-based reports in 2002.

ACF contributed funding to the 2002 March CPS to add (1) a series of energy assistance questions dealing with the receipt of energy assistance during the first 6 months of FY 2002 and (2) to obtain special tabulations of the March CPS data in which LIHEAP recipiency is cross tabulated with a number of socio-economic variables. These activities fulfill the following functions:

Furnish Congress and the Administration with statistics on the socio-economic characteristics of households receiving energy assistance.

Assist in the preparation of the Secretary's the LIHEAP Annual Report to Congress, as required by section 2610 of the Act whereby the Secretary is to report information that includes (1) the number and income levels of households receiving LIHEAP assistance, (2) the number of assisted households which include at least one member who is 60 years or older, disabled, or a young child; and (3) the impact of LIHEAP on LIHEAP recipient and eligible households. The data will be disseminated to Congress through ACF's LIHEAP Annual Report to Congress.

Provide data in developing state median income estimates for use by LIHEAP grantees in determining income eligibility for LIHEAP.

Provide state-level estimates of the number of LIHEAP income eligible households, by age, disability, and young children using a 3-year moving average similar to that used by the State Children's Health Insurance Program.

Provide data on LIHEAP performance pursuant to ACF's Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) Plan for FY 2004. Specifically, March CPS data will be used to measure the extent to which LIHEAP targets heating assistance to households having at least one member 60 years or older and at least one member 5 years or younger.

RACE/ETHNICITY: The Bureau of the Census is responsible for obtaining OMB approval of the collection of racial and ethnicity data in the RECS. Racial/ethnicity data were collected in the same manner as used in the 2000 Decennial Census.

DATA LIMITATIONS: As a sample survey, March CPS data are subject to sampling and non-sampling errors. In addition, March CPS data are subject to underreporting of income, and the receipt of energy assistance and other public assistance benefits.

STATUS: March 2002 CPS data are expected to be available from the Bureau of the Census in November 2002.

HOW TO ACCESS DATA: Key LIHEAP findings are reported annually in the LIHEAP Annual Report to Congress. ACF is planning to expand its LIHEAP Web site to include March CPS data related to LIHEAP by the end of FY 2003.

WEB SITE: Bureau of the Census' March CPS home page

CONTACT PERSON: Leon Litow
(202) 401-5304
llitow@acf.hhs.gov


TITLE: Refugee Arrivals Data System

AGENCY/PROGRAM: Office of Refugee Resettlement

DESCRIPTION: This system maintains arrival data for refugees, Amerasians, and entrants. Individual records are maintained for each refugee, entrant, and Amerasian who entered the U.S. from 1983 to present. The system is used to provide monthly arrival data reports for ORR"s partners in resettlement and to meet the statutory requirements in section 413(a) the Refugee Act of 1980 which requires ORR to report to Congress annually on the number and geographic location of refugees, their employment and social adjustment. ORR also uses these data for formula allocations to states based on refugee arrivals. Refugee/entrant arrival data are received electronically on a monthly basis from the Department of State, Department of Justice and from two designated voluntary agency affiliates in the state of Florida responsible for entrant data

RACE/ETHNICITY: There are currently 170 categories in the variable in the database used to code race and ethnicity. They are listed below.

  • AC ACHOLI
  • AO AFAR
  • AF AFGHANI
  • AU AKEBOU
  • AL ALBANIAN
  • AM AMHARIC/AMHARA
  • AN ANUAK
  • AA ARAB
  • AK ARKANESE
  • AR ARMENIAN
  • AB ARMENIAN BAKU
  • AS ASANTE
  • AZ AZERBAIJIANI
  • BG BA GUIRMIA
  • BB BAGGARA
  • BH BAHAI OTHER
  • IB BAHAI-IRANIAN
  • BK BAKONGO
  • BJ BAKU JEW
  • BR BAKU RUSSIAN
  • BX BALUBA
  • BM BAMILEKE
  • BC BANDI
  • BA BANJUNI
  • BW BARAWAN
  • BL BASENGELE
  • BZ BASSA
  • BD BEDERIA
  • BE BENADIR
  • BN BENUE
  • BI BINI
  • BS BOSNIAN
  • BU BURMAN
  • BY BYELORUSSIAN
  • CD CHALDEAN
  • CP CHAM (VM MOSLM)
  • CI CHIN
  • CN CHINESE N.VIET
  • CS CHINESE S.VIET
  • CO CONGO/KONGO
  • CK CREOLE/KRIO
  • CR CROATION
  • DG DAGARTI
  • DH DAR HAMED
  • DA DAROD
  • DY DAYE
  • DI DINKA
  • DR DIR
  • DU DOUALA
  • DD DUDUBLE
  • DW DUNGULAWI
  • ER ERITREAN
  • ES ESTONIAN
  • EJ ETHIOPIAN JEW
  • CH ETHNIC CHINESE
  • VM ETHNIC VIETNAM
  • EE EWE
  • FO FOOR
  • FF FRAFRA
  • FU FULANI
  • GG GAALI/GALI
  • GE GEORGIAN
  • GM GERMANIC
  • GI GIO
  • GO GOLA
  • GN GOURAN
  • GR GREAT RUSSIAN
  • GK GROBO/KROBO
  • GY GYPSY/ROMANY
  • HD HADJARAI
  • HS HAUSA
  • HA HAWIYE
  • HM HMONG
  • HU HUTU
  • IC IRANIAN CHRISTN
  • IJ IRANIAN JEW
  • IR IRANIAN OTHER
  • IZ IRAQI
  • IO IRAQI OTHER
  • IS ISSAK
  • HI IU MIEN (YAO)
  • JA JAALI/JALI
  • JF JAFFERY
  • JO JOLA
  • KB KABYE
  • KC KACHIN
  • KR KAREN
  • KN KAREN NI(KAYAR)
  • KA KAZAKHSTANI
  • KH KHMER
  • KK KHMER KHROM
  • KQ KINANA
  • KI KIRGHIZIAN
  • KS KISSA
  • KO KONO
  • KV KOSOVAR(KOSOVO)
  • KP KPELLEH
  • KX KPOKOSSI
  • KZ KRAHN
  • KY KRU
  • KU KURD
  • LH LAHU
  • LA LAO
  • LT LAO THOENG
  • LV LATVIAN
  • LM LIMBA
  • LI LITHUANIAN
  • LK LOKO
  • LO LORMA/LOMA
  • LU LUE
  • MY MAALIA
  • ME MACEDONIAN
  • MA MANDINGO
  • MD MENDE
  • MI MINA
  • MX MIXED
  • MO MOLDAVIAN
  • MN MON
  • MZ MONGO
  • MG MONTAGNARD
  • MT MONTENEGRIN
  • MQ MOSSI
  • ML MULUBA
  • MC MUSLIMS-CROATIA
  • NO N'GORE
  • NG NGAMBAYE
  • NU NUER
  • NN NUNG
  • NY NYUNGWE
  • OG OGONI
  • OR OROMO
  • ZY OTHER
  • OE OTHER ETHIOPIAN
  • OH OTHER HIGHLNDER
  • PO PA-OHE
  • QD QUADIEN
  • RB RUSSIAN JEW
  • SH SAHO
  • SA SARA
  • SE SERBIAN
  • SN SHAN
  • SB SHERBRO
  • SG SHIAGIA
  • SK SINO-KHMER
  • SL SINO-LAO
  • SV SINO-VIET
  • VS SOUTH VIETN.
  • SJ SOVIET JEW
  • UR SOVIET OTHER
  • TI T'IN
  • TA TADZHIKSTANI
  • TD TAI DAM
  • TN TAI NUNG
  • TM TEMNE
  • TH THAI
  • TG TIGRYAN
  • TB TOUBOU
  • TU TURKMENISTANI
  • TS TUTSI
  • UK UKRANIAN
  • ZZ UNKNOWN
  • UZ UZBEKISTANI
  • VA VAI
  • WR WA
  • WA WARGIE
  • WL WOLOF
  • YO YORUBA
  • YU YU YUAN
  • ZG ZAGAWA
  • ZU ZULU

DATA LIMITATIONS: Individual arrival records are not available for analysis. Aggregate arrival data are available on the ORR website.

STATUS: This data collection is active and on-going and occurs on a monthly update basis.

RADS contains arrival data from 1983 to present.

HOW TO ACCESS DATA: RADS is not accessible. Individual arrival records are not available to the public due to privacy and confidentiality. Monthly aggregate data reports of arrivals are produced and are available via ORR State Letters and on the ORR website. The ORR Annual Report to Congress is also available on the ORR website.

WEB SITE: www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/orr/data

CONTACT PERSON: Gayle Smith at 202 205-3590 or by e-mail: gsmith@acf.hhs.gov.