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Grants to New York Agencies, IHEs, Nonprofits in Monroe, Onondaga Counties to Assist Cuban and Haitian Immigrants

Services to Cuban/Haitian Entrants Program


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Funding Source
New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance (BRIA)
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Geographic Focus
USA: New York

Important Dates
Deadline: 03/09/16 2:00 PM EST Save

Grant Description
Grants initially totaling $83,500 to New York municipalities, nonprofits, and IHEs in Monroe and Onondaga Counties to provide assistance to Cuban and Haitian entrants and refugees. February 15 is the deadline to submit questions. Funds will be provided to help this population in obtaining immigration status documentation, filing for adjustment of status, accessing immigration legal services, and addressing language barriers.

Program Funds must be used for services to an individual from Cuba or Haiti who meet the following eligibility requirements:
- A refugee, admitted under Section 207 of Immigration Naturalization Act (INA);
- A Cuban or Haitian Entrant (as defined in subdivision (e) of Section 501 of the Refugee Education Assistance Act of 1980); and
- A Parolee admitted as a refugee under section 212(d)(5) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).


  • Agency of the county or other local government
  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Faith-based Organizations
  • Incorporated not-for-profit entity
  • Institutions of Higher Education; IHE(s)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
  • Special district governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria
- Charitable organizations incorporated, registered and in good standing with the Charities Bureau of the Attorney General in the State of New York

In addition, eligible applicants must meet one of the following criteria:
- Have an immigration attorney on staff, OR
- Be a Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) recognized agency with accredited representative on staff, OR
- Be in the process of receiving BIA recognition/accreditation.

Prospective applicants who want to verify their status as a charitable organization should contact the Office of New York State Attorney General, Charities Bureau at 1(800) 771-7755 or on the internet at:

Eligible applicants must be located in and do business in New York State.

Pre-Application Information
Deadline for Written Questions: February 15, 2016, 5:00 PM.
Response to Questions: February 22, 2016.

Vendors must provide their New York State Vendor Identification Number when enrolling. To request assignment of a Vendor ID or for VendRep System assistance, contact the Office of the State Comptroller’s Help Desk at 866-370-4672 or 518-408-4672 or by email at

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants
2 - Only one applicant will be awarded from each of the two eligible counties, Monroe and Onondaga.

Estimated Size of Grant
A total of $83,500 will be distributed for Budget Period I: September 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017.

Term of Contract
Anticipated to be a 54-month contract term, September 1, 2016 to February 28, 2021.

Contact Information
Julie Atwood
Fax: (518) 473-8698

Specific questions about the pre-qualification process should be referred to:
Rick Umholtz

or to the Grants Reform Team:

RFP & Supporting Documents
Full Grant Text RFP

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