TABLE 1: ORR PROGRAMS (continued)

 Targeted Assistance Grant (TAG) FormulaTargeted Assistance Grant (TAG) DiscretionaryPreferred Communities (PC)Unanticipated Arrivals (UA)
PurposeUtilizes local planning to provide direct services focused on economic self-sufficiency. Supplements other available resources.Provide grants to states and state-alternative programs to address employment needs not met with Formula Social Services or TAG Formula Programs.Increase placements in PCs with opportunities for early employment & self-sufficiency without public assistance & support those with special needs who require intensive case mgt.Provide additional resources to communities where arrivals are unanticipated or services are insufficient.
DescriptionFormula funding for employment & other services in local areas of high need, e.g., large refugee populations, high concentration of refugees.Activities complement existing employment services to help refugees achieve economic self-sufficiency.Discretionary grant for 3 years. Places refugees in communities with low welfare utilization, strong labor markets, and moderate cost of living.  Includes services to special population groups.Discretionary grant for 17 months.  Arrivals may be secondary migrants.
EmploymentFocus is on long term welfare recipients, unemployed persons without RCA, and employed who need services to retain employment or attain economic independence.Focus is on those who need services beyond the initial years of resettlement. Includes hard-to-reach such as illiterate refugee women & the elderly.PC is selected because of its employment opportunities.Grantee can focus on a particular service component  may or may not be employment.
Time limits for MA & CANot provided in this grant.Not provided in this grant.Not provided in this grant.Not provided in this grant.
Time limits for Social ServicesUp to 5 years.May include those in the U.S. more than 5 years.Targets newly arrived refugees.Targets newly arrived refugees or secondary migrants.
Organization of ServicesStates receive grant awards on behalf of qualified counties.States receive and administer grant awards.VOLAGS that are approved by the State Department receive grants and administer program.  ORR approves PC sites proposed by VOLAGS.  Refugees may receive basic core services from SA, MG or WF.  Grant funds provide additional enhanced services.  Refugees will transition to mainstream services.Public agencies or private nonprofits administer grants.  Refugees may receive basic core services from SA, MG or WF.  Grant funds provide additional enhanced services.  Refugees will transition to mainstream services.
Funding for FY 2006, FY 2007FY 2006: $43,731,190FY 2006: $4,825,624FY 2006: $6,602,653 FY 2007: $5,213,215FY 2006: $8,627,169 FY 2007: $5,838,519
# Awards (FY 2006)26 awards171731
# Refugees Served (FY 2006)55,243 for SA, TAG formula, & TAG discretionary combined55,243 for SA, TAG formula, & TAG discretionary combined3,893 (as of 3/07)Data not available
GPRA MeasuresYesYesNoNo
FY 2006 Employment OutcomesIncluded in Employment Outcomes for State-administered programIncluded in Employment Outcomes for State-administered programAs of 3/07: 70% Employed at 180 days Av. Wage at 180 days=$8.60Data Not Available