Standing Announcement for Residential (Therapeutic) Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children

Cooperative agreements to USA care providers and community and faith-based organizations to provide residential mental health services for unaccompanied immigrant children. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to four weeks to complete. Funding is intended to support therapeutic residential care providers including psychiatric treatment facilities and therapeutic shelter/group home services specializing in the care of children with conduct and behavioral issues.
Therapeutic residential facilities are required to provide services in a highly structured clinical program and have the ability to provide services to unaccompanied alien children (UAC) with various mental health needs.Program Structure:A small percentage of minors in ORR custody require specialized care and placement in therapeutic group homes (TGHs) or residential treatment centers (RTCs). In most cases, UAC with mental health needs can be cared for through the DUCO continuum of care. While is it not uncommon for a UAC to exhibit psychiatric, behavioral, and emotional problems and to be treated for such while residing at a shelter or non-RTC ORR care provider facility, occasionally a referral to a TGH or RTC may be necessary.Care providers must provide proper physical care and maintenance, including suitable living accommodations, food, appropriate clothing, and personal grooming items. Care providers must provide documentation of state licensure, including information on capacity, age/sex permitted, and allowable length of stay.Care providers must report any allegations/concerns of abuse and/or neglect; and denial, suspension, and/or revocation of care provider’s and, if applicable, subrecipient(s)’, licensing to provide child welfare related services.Applicant can apply for either Therapeutic Group Homes (TGHs), Residential Treatment Centers (RTCs), or both. For more information about TGHs and RTCs, see

Sub Title
Cooperative Agreements to USA Care Providers and Organizations to Provide Mental Health Services to Young Immigrants
Funding Source

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) – Administration for Children and Families (ACF) – Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) – Division of Unaccompanied Children Operations (DUCO)

08/10/21 4:30 PM ET Hard Copy Receipt
Eligibility Criteria

City or township governments
County governments
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Independent school districts
Indian housing authorities
Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized)
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Public housing authorities
See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
Small businesses
Special district governments
State governments

Term of Contract

– Anticipated Project Start Date: 01/01/2021
– Length of Project Period: 36-month project period with three 12-month budget periods

Funds for years two through three will be awarded on the basis of submission and approval of the non-competing continuat

Estimated Total Program Funding
Number of Grants
Estimated Size of Grant
- Award Ceiling: $6,000,000 Per Budget Period - Award Floor: $1,000,000 Per Budget Period - Average Projected Award Amount: $1,500,000 Per Budget Period