TABLE 1: ORR PROGRAMS

 State-Administered (SA)State-Administered  Public Private Partnership Program (PPP)Voluntary Matching Grant (MG)Wilson-Fish (WF)
PurposeEffective resettlement & assistance in attaining economic self-sufficiency ASAP after arrival.Facilitate the resettlement process by integrating RCA with resettlement services and ongoing case management.  Promote economic self-sufficiency in shortest time possible.Help to attain self-sufficiency within 4-6 months without accessing public assistance.Achieve early employment & self-sufficiency, reduce welfare dependence, promote coordination among agencies, & ensure programs in every state where refugees resettle.
DescriptionPrograms offer refugee cash assistance (RCA), refugee medical assistance (RMA) & social services.Alternative approach to SA. Local agencies provide the RCA, case management, & employment services.  RMA provided through the state.  Can include employment incentives.Alternative approach to SA Program offering case management, maintenance assistance, employment & other services.Alternative discretionary program offers integrated assistance & services & innovative strategies through incentives bonuses & income disregards tied to refugees employment goals.
EmploymentFederal regulations define 11 employability services.Federal regulations define 11 employability services.Only those most likely to become employed in 4-6 monthsEmployment services/criteria specified in federal regulations.  Program flexibility allows variety of incentives tied to employment goals.
Time limits for RMA & RCA8 months8 months4-6 months cash assistance8 months
Time limits for Social ServicesUp to 5 years. Up to citizenship for Info & Referral, Translation & Interpretation, & Citizenship and Naturalization services.Up to 5 years.  Up to citizenship for Info & Referral, Translation & Interpretation, & Citizenship and Naturalization services.Up to 5 years.  Up to citizenship for Info & Referral, Translation & Interpretation, & Citizenship and Naturalization services.Up to 5 years.  Up to citizenship for Info & Referral, Translation & Interpretation, & Citizenship and Naturalization services.
Organization of ServicesFederally supported but state administered. RCA and social services provided by separate agencies. RCA based on amounts in states TANF programs.A type of state-administered program.  States have the option to enter into a partnership with local resettlement agencies for operation of a public/private RCA program.  Must be statewide unless otherwise determined.  PPP and SA cannot exist in same geographic area.Administered by voluntary agencies (VOLAGS).  Only VOLAGS that provide Reception & Placement  services may apply.  Cash assistance and social services provided by one agency.  Agency must match the federal grant with cash & in-kind at 50%.Mixed models  9 administered by private agencies and 3 by state agencies.  Cash assistance eligibility determination and employment services provided by one agency.
Funding for FY 2006FY 2006: Refugee Cash & medical Assistance: $180,830,358 Social Services: $83,408,294Included in SA totals.FY 2006: $50,000,000FY 2006: $27.3 million for cash assistance and administration.
# Awards, FY 2006Refugee Cash & Medical Assistance: 46; Social Services: 505 Participating States:  MD, TX, OK, MN, OR.9 VOLAGS ( 237 affiliates in 43 states)12
# Refugees Served, FY 200655,243 for SA, TAG formula, & TAG discretionary combinedIncluded in SA total.24,75311,883
GPRA MeasuresYesYesYesYes
FY 2006 Employment OutcomesCaseload:  67,893 (includes TANF families) Entered Employment: 54% (36,670) Terminations: 62% (12,063) Reductions in income due to earnings: 11% (2,198) Average Wage: $8.24 Retention/90 days: 72% (27,514) Health Benefits: 62% (18,999)Included in SA outcomes.Enrolled:  24,753 Self-Sufficient (120 days): 76% (Cases & Persons) Self-Sufficient (180 days): 83% (Cases & Persons) Entered Employment:  72% Average Hourly Wage:  $8.28 Health Benefits:  58%Employable Caseload:  5,667 Entered Employment: 68% (3,876) Terminations: 77%  (2,154) Reductions:  9% (250) Average Wage: $9.01 Retention/90 days: 75% (3,030) Entered Employment with Benefits: 80% (2,766)