TABLE 1: ORR PROGRAMS (continued)

 Refugee Agricultural Partnership Program (RAPP)Microenterprise Development Program (MED)Individual Development Account Program (IDA)
PurposeCreate opportunities for refugees to improve their self-sufficiency through agricultural and rural entrepreneurship using collaborative partnerships.Assist refugees to become self-sufficient, help refugee communities to develop employment & capital resources, & enhance integration of refugees into the mainstream.Promote participation in the financial institutions of the U.S & assist refugees in purchasing assets to promote their economic self-sufficiency
DescriptionDiscretionary grant that focuses on farming, related businesses & urban gardens with refugees who have agrarian backgrounds & lower skill levels.Discretionary grant. Grantees provide business TA, short term training, credit in the form of micro loans, a revolving micro loan fund, & post-loan TA to refugees interested small business development.Discretionary program for low-income individuals & families. Provides financial literacy training & a matched savings account.  ORR match fund limited to $2,000/person & $4,000/household. Must save toward home ownership, business capitalization, post secondary education, or vehicles for work/training.
EmploymentMost refugees involved in this grant have off-farm income, so RAPP income is supplemental.Wide range of businesses e.g., small farms, truckers, child care providers, retailers, taxi drivers, restaurateurs, etc.Purchased assets can assist with attainment of economic self-sufficiency.
Time Limits for  RMA & RCAN/AN/AN/A
Time Limits for Social Services3-year grants. Refugees eligible until achievement of citizenship.5 year project period.  Refugees eligible until achievement of citizenship.5 year project period.  Refugees eligible until achievement of citizenship.
Organization of ServicesGrants go to public or private organizations.  ORR and USDA have a Memorandum of Understanding.  ORR provides TA to grantees.Grants go to public or private non-profit organizations that administer the program.  ORR provides TA to grantees.Grants go to public or private non-profit organizations to administer the program.  ORR provides TA to grantees.
Funding for FY 2006, FY 2007FY 2006: $450,000 FY 2007: $750,000FY 2006: $5,297,712 FY 2007: $5,297,696FY 2006: $1,609,998 FY 2007: $1,694,390
# Awards (FY 2006)10 (FY 2007)FY 2006: 26; FY 2007: 178
# Refugees Served (FY 2006)200-300FY 2006: 534586
GPRA MeasuresNoNoNo
FY 2006 Employment OutcomesData Not AvailableFY 2006: Loan defaults: 0.5% Businesses assisted: 211 Survival rate: N/A Jobs created: 56.5 Number of Loans: 87 Cost per business assisted: $5687.20 Amt of funds leveraged from other sources: $258,000Through March 31, 2007: 76 accounts with matched withdrawal Amount saved by participants: $751,997 Match funds contributed: $1,604,500 Average savings per participant: $2,738