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Refugee and Entrant Assistance State/Replacement Designee Administered Programs

$4,295,476,158

Total Assistance, FY 2008 to Present
Agency: ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF
Assistance Type: FORMULA GRANTS
Popular Name: Refugee Cash and Medical Assistance Program and Refugee Support Services Program
CFDA Number
93.566

Objectives: The Refugee Cash and Medical Assistance (CMA) Program reimburses States and Replacement Designees for the cost of cash and medical assistance provided to refugees, certain Amerasians from Vietnam, Cuban and Haitian entrants, asylees, victims of a severe form of trafficking, and Iraqi and Afghan Special Immigrants during the first eight months after their arrival in this country or date of eligibility. Specifically, CMA covers the Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA), Refugee Medical Assistance (RMA), and Refugee Medical Screening (RMS) programs, as well as recipient administrative costs for these programs. CMA also includes the Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (URM) program, and reimbursement is provided for care of enrolled URMs and grantee administrative costs. The Refugee Support Services (RSS) Program provides formula funding to be used for employment and other social services for the same population for five years after their date of arrival or date of eligibility.

 
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