[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 181 (Tuesday, September 18, 2018)]
[Page 47176]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-20295]

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Administration for Children and Families

[CFDA Number: 93.676]

Announcement of Intent To Issue an OPDIV-Initiated Supplement 
Under the Standing Announcement for Residential (Shelter) Services for 
Unaccompanied Children, HHS-2017-ACF-ORR-ZU-1132

AGENCY: Unaccompanied Alien Children's (UAC) Program, Office of Refugee 
Resettlement (ORR), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S 
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

ACTION: Notice of intent to issue an OPDIV-Initiated Supplement.


SUMMARY: Administration for Children and Families, Office of Refugee 
Resettlement, announces the intent to issue an OPDIV-Initiated 
Supplement in multiple installments to BCFS Health and Human Services, 
San Antonio, TX. The aggregate total of the multiple installments will 
not exceed $367,860,381. The first two installments will be issued 
prior to September 30, 2018. The remaining installments will be issued 
after September 30, 2018 on to be determined dates. ORR has been 
identifying additional capacity to provide shelter for potential 
increases in apprehensions of Unaccompanied Children at the U.S. 
Southern Border. Planning for increased shelter capacity is a prudent 
step to ensure that ORR is able to meet its responsibility, by law, to 
provide shelter for Unaccompanied Alien Children referred to its care 
by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). To ensure sufficient 
capacity to provide shelter to unaccompanied children referred to HHS, 
BCFS proposed to provide ORR with 3,800 beds in an expedited manner.

DATES: Supplemental award funds will support activities through 
December 31, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jallyn Sualog, Director, Division of 
Children's Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement, 330 C Street SW, 
Washington, DC 20447. Phone: 202-401-4997. Email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ORR is continuously monitoring its capacity 
to shelter the unaccompanied children referred to HHS, as well as the 
information received from interagency partners, to inform any future 
decisions or actions.
    ORR has specific requirements for the provision of services. Award 
recipients must have the infrastructure, licensing, experience, and 
appropriate level of trained staff to meet those requirements. The 
expansion of the existing program and its services through this 
supplemental award is a key strategy for ORR to be prepared to meet its 
responsibility to provide shelter for Unaccompanied Children referred 
to its care by DHS and so that the U.S. Border Patrol can continue its 
vital national security mission to prevent illegal migration, 
trafficking, and protect the borders of the United States.
    Statutory Authority: This program is authorized by--
    (A) Section 462 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, which in 
March 2003, transferred responsibility for the care and custody of 
Unaccompanied Alien Children from the Commissioner of the former 
Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) to the Director of ORR of 
the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
    (B) The Flores Settlement Agreement, Case No. CV85-4544RJK (C.D. 
Cal. 1996), as well as the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims 
Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-457), which 
authorizes post release services under certain conditions to eligible 
children. All programs must comply with the Flores Settlement 
Agreement, Case No. CV85-4544-RJK (C.D. Cal. 1996), pertinent 
regulations and ORR policies and procedures.

Karen Shields,
Grants Policy Specialist, Division of Grants Policy, Office of 
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