Refugee Career Pathways Program

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Refugee Career Pathways Program

  • Refugee Career Pathways Program
  • Discretionary
  • Grant
  • Income Security and Social Services
  • Administration for Children and Families - ORR
  • $3,000,000
  • $250,000
  • $150,000


The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) invites eligible entities to submit competitive grant applications for the Refugee Career Pathways (RCP) Program. Through the RCP Program ORR will provide funding to implement projects assisting refugees to qualify for licenses and certifications necessary to attain employment and improve self-sufficiency. Allowable activities will include case management, training and technical assistance, specialized English language training, and mentoring. Grantees may also provide refugee participants with financial assistance for costs related to the establishment or re-establishment of credentials, such as obtaining educational credits or enrollment in required certification programs. Grantees are encouraged to collaborate with professional associations, universities, and others with expertise in this area to facilitate career opportunities in ways that supplement, rather than supplant, existing services.


  • Date Posted 08/02/2016
  • Submission Deadline 06/02/2017 11:59 PM ET
  • Anticipated Award Date 09/29/2017
  • Project Start Date 09/30/2017

Eligible Applicants

  • Private institutions of higher education
  • State governments
  • County governments
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Independent school districts
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • City or township governments
  • Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
  • Special district governments


Public or private non-profit agencies are eligible for awards under this announcement. Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement. Faith-based organizations are encouraged to review the ACF Policy on Grants to Faith-Based Organizations ( - 1.16 MB PDF).  Applications from individuals (including sole proprietorships) and foreign entities are not eligible and will be disqualified from competitive review and from funding under this announcement.

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