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Name of Committee: Immunology Scientific Review, National Institute of Dated: June 10, 2005.
Integrated Review Group Transplantation, Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 5194, LaVerne Y. Stringfield,
Tolerance, and Tumor Immunology. MSC 7846, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435–
Director, Office of Federal Advisory
Date: July 7–8, 2005. 1253,
Committee Policy.
Time: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Name of Committee: AIDS and Related
Agenda: To review and evaluate grant [FR Doc. 05–11993 Filed 6–16–05; 8:45 am]
Research Integrated Review Group AIDS
applications. Molecular and Cellular Biology Study BILLING CODE 4140–01–M
Place: One Washington Circle Hotel, One Section.
Washington Circle, Washington, DC 20037. Date: July 7–8, 2005.
Contact Person: Cathleen L. Cooper, PhD, Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND
Scientific Review Administrator, Center for Agenda: To review and evaluate grant HUMAN SERVICES
Scientific Review, National Institutes of applications.
Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 4208, Place: Marriott Bethesda North Hotel & Administration for Children and
MSC 7812, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435– Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road Families
3566, North, Bethesda, MD 20814.
Name of Committee: AIDS and Related Contact Person: Kenneth A Roebuck, PhD, Proposed Notice for FY 2005 Formula
Research Integrated Review Group, AIDS Scientific Review Administrator, Center for Allocation for Targeted Assistance
Discovery and Development of Therapeutics Scientific Review, National Institute of Grants to States for Services to
Study Section. Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 5124,
MSC 7852, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435– Refugees
Date: July 7–8, 2005.
Time: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 1166, AGENCY: Office of Refugee Resettlement
Agenda: To review and evaluate grant Name of Committee: Surgical Sciences, (ORR), ACF, HHS.
applications. Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
ACTION: Proposed notice of availability
Place: Hilton Washington Embassy Row, Integrated Review Group Biomedical
2015 Massachusetts Ave., NW., Washington, Computing and Health Informatics Study of allocations for FY 2005 targeted
DC 20036. Section. assistance grants to States for services to
Contact Person: Eduardo A. Montalvo, Date: July 7–8, 2005. refugees 1 in local areas of high need.
PhD, Scientific Review Administrator, Center Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Agenda: To review and evaluate grant [CFDA No. 93.584, Refugee and Entrant
Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 5212, applications. Assistance—Targeted Assistance Grants]
MSC 7852, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435– Place: Residence Inn Bethesda, 7335 SUMMARY: This proposed notice
1168, Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814.
announces the availability of funds and
Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Contact Person: Bill Bunnag, PhD,
Scientific Review Administrator, Center for award procedures for FY 2005 Targeted
Review Special Emphasis Panel Quiescence/ Assistance Program (TAP) grants to
G0 in Yeast Program Project. Scientific Review, National Institute of
Date: July 7, 2005. Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 5124, States for services to refugees under the
Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MSC 7854, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435– Refugee Resettlement Program (RRP).
Agenda: To review and evaluate grant 1177, These grants are for service provision in
applications. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific localities with large refugee
Place: National Institutes of Health, 6701 Review Special Emphasis Panel Innate populations, high refugee
Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892, Immunity and Inflammation concentrations, and where specific
(Telephone Conference Call). Date: July 7–8, 2005. needs exist for supplementation of
Contact Person: Gerhard Ehrenspeck, PhD, Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
currently available resources.
Scientific Review Administrator, Center for Agenda: To review and evaluate grant
Qualification of counties for eligibility
Scientific Review, National Institute of
Place: The Watergate, 2650 Virginia for targeted assistance program grants is
Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 5138,
MSC 7840, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435– Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20037. determined once every three years as
1022, Contact Person: Tina McIntyre, PhD, stated in the FY 1999 Notice of
Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Scientific Review Administrator Center for Proposed Availability of Targeted
Review Special Emphasis Panel Molecular, Scientific Review, National Institutes of Assistance Allocations to States which
Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 4202, was published in the Federal Register
Cellular, Neuro Tech SBIR.
MSC 7812, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–594– on March 10, 1999 (64 FR 11927). The
Date: July 7, 2005.
Time: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. FY 2002–FY 2004 three-year project
Agenda: To review and evaluate grant Name of Committee: Bioengineering cycle has expired. FY 2005 is the year
applications. Sciences & Technologies Integrated Review
for the re-qualification of counties for
Place: Jurys Washington Hotel, 1500 New Group Microscopic Imaging Study Section.
Hampshire Avenue, NW., Washington, DC Date: July 7–8, 2005.
1 In addition to persons who meet all
20036 Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
requirements of 45 CFR 400.43, ‘‘Requirements for
Contact Person: Michael A. Lang, PhD, Agenda: To review and evaluate grant documentation of refugee status,’’ eligibility for
Scientific Review Administrator, Center for applications. targeted assistance includes refugees, asylees,
Scientific Review, National Institute of Place: Hyatt Regency Bethesda, One Cuban and Haitian entrants, certain Amerasians
Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 4140, Bethesda Metro Center, 7400 Wisconsin from Viet Nam who are admitted to the U.S. as
MSC 7850, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435– Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814. immigrants, certain Amerasians from Viet Nam who
1265, Contact Person: Sally Ann Amero, PhD, are U.S. citizens and victims of a severe form of
Scientific Review Administrator, Center for trafficking who receive certification or eligibility
Name of Committee: Center for Scientific letters from ORR, and certain other specified family
Scientific Review, National Institutes of
Review Special Emphasis Panel Member members of trafficking victims. See Section II of this
Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 4190,
Conflict Panel. notice on ‘‘Authorization,’’ and refer to 45 CFR
MSC 7826, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-435- 400.43 and the ORR State Letter #01–13 on the
Date: July 7–8, 2005.
1159, Trafficking Victims Protection Act dated May 3,
Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Agenda: To review and evaluate grant (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance 2001, as modified by ORR State Letter #02–01,
January 4, 2002, and ORR State Letter #04–12, June
applications. Program Nos. 93.306, Comparative Medicine; 18, 2004. The term ‘‘refugee,’’ used in this notice
Place: The Fairmont Washington, DC, 2401 93.33, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333, for convenience, is intended to encompass such
M Street, NW., Washington, DC 20037. 93.337, 93.393–93.396, 93.837–93.844, additional persons who are eligible to participate in
Contact Person: David M. Armstrong, PhD, 93.846–878, 93.892, 93.893, National refugee program services, including the targeted
Scientific Review Administrator, Center for Institutes of Health, HHS) assistance program.

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the three-year project cycle, FY 2005, • $44,172,900 will be allocated to federally funded or administered
FY 2006, and FY 2007 for TAP funds. States under the 5-year population benefits and services to the same extent
This notice proposes that the formula, as set forth in this proposed as a refugee.
qualification of counties be based on the notice.
• $4,908,100 (10% of the total) will III. Client and Service Priorities
arrivals of refugees (see Footnote 1,
eligible population) during the 5-year be used to award discretionary grants to Targeted assistance funding must be
period from FY 2000 through FY 2004, States under continuation grant awards. used to assist refugee families to achieve
and on the concentration of the arrivals The purpose of targeted assistance economic independence. To this end,
population as a percentage of the grants is to provide, through a process States and counties are required to
general population. Counties that could of local planning and implementation, ensure that a coherent family self-
potentially qualify for TAP FY 2005 direct services intended to result in the sufficiency plan (FSSP), employment
funds on the basis of the most current economic self-sufficiency and reduced development plan (EDP), or individual
5-year population are listed in this welfare dependency of refugees through employability plan (IEP) is developed
proposed notice in Table 1, Table 2, job placements. for each eligible family that addresses
Table 4, and Table 6. The targeted assistance program the family’s needs from time of arrival
Under this qualification proposal, a reflects the requirements of section until attainment of economic
total of 47 counties (Table 1) would 412(c)(2)(B) of the Immigration and independence. (See 45 CFR 400.79,
qualify for targeted assistance grants. Of Nationality Act (INA), which provides 400.156(g), and 400.317). Each family
these, 6 new counties (Table 2) would that targeted assistance grants shall be self-sufficiency plan or employment
qualify for targeted assistance grants, made available ‘‘(i) primarily for the development plan should address a
and 11 counties (Table 3) which purpose of facilitating refugee family’s needs for both employment-
previously received targeted assistance employment and achievement of self- related services and other needed social
grants would no longer qualify for sufficiency, (ii) in a manner that does services. The plan must include: (1) A
targeted assistance program funding. not supplant other refugee program determination of the income level a
funds and that assures that not less than family would have to earn to exceed its
DATES: Comments on this notice must be
95 percent of the amount of the grant
received by July 18, 2005. cash grant and move into self-support
award is made available to the county
ADDRESSES: Address written comments, without suffering a monetary penalty;
or other local entity.’’
in duplicate, to: Kathy Do, (2) a strategy and timetable for obtaining
Administration for Children and II. Authorization that level of family income through the
Families, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Targeted assistance projects are placement in employment of sufficient
Washington, DC 20447. Due to potential funded under the authority of section numbers of employable family members
delays in mail delivery to Federal 412(c)(2) of the Immigration and at sufficient wage levels; (3)
offices, a copy of comments should also Nationality Act (INA), as amended by employability plans for every
be faxed to Kathy Do at: (202) 401–4719. the Refugee Assistance Extension Act of employable member of the family; and
Application Deadline: The deadline 1986 (Pub. L. 99–605), 8 U.S.C. (4) a plan to address the family’s social
for applications will be established by 1522(c)(2); section 501(a) of the Refugee services needs that may be barriers to
the final notice. Applications should not Education Assistance Act of 1980 (Pub. self-sufficiency. In local jurisdictions
be sent in response to this notice of L. 96–422), 8 U.S.C. 1522 note, insofar that have targeted assistance and refugee
proposed allocations. as it incorporates by reference with social services programs, one family
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: respect to Cuban and Haitian entrants self-sufficiency plan may be developed
Kathy Do, Division of Budget, Policy the authorities pertaining to assistance for a family that incorporates both
and Data Analysis (DBPDA), (202) 401– for refugees established by section targeted assistance and refugee social
4579; e-mail: 412(c)(2) of the INA, as cited above; services.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: section 584(c) of the Foreign Operations, Services funded through the targeted
Export Financing, and Related Programs assistance program are required to focus
I. Purpose and Scope Appropriations Act, 1988, as included primarily on those refugees who, either
This notice announces the proposed in the FY 1988 Continuing Resolution because of their protracted use of public
availability of Fiscal Year 2005 funds for (Pub. L. 100–202), insofar as it assistance or difficulty in securing
targeted assistance grants for services to incorporates by reference with respect employment, continue to need services
refugees (see Footnote 1 for eligible to certain Amerasians from Viet Nam beyond the initial years of resettlement.
population) in counties where, because the authorities pertaining to assistance States may not provide services funded
of factors such as unusually large for refugees established by section under this notice, except for referral and
refugee populations and high refugee 412(c)(2) of the INA, as cited above, interpreter services, to refugees who
concentrations, there exists and can be including certain Amerasians from Viet have been in the United States for more
demonstrated a specific need for Nam who are U.S. citizens, as provided than 60 months (5 years). (See 45 CFR
supplementation of resources for under title II of the Foreign Operations, 400.315).
services to this population. Export Financing, and Related Programs In accordance with 45 CFR 400.314,
The Office of Refugee Resettlement Appropriations Acts, 1989 (Pub. L. 100– States are required to provide targeted
(ORR) has available $49,081,000 in FY 461), 1990 (Pub. L. 101–167), and 1991 assistance services to refugees in the
2005 funds for the targeted assistance (Pub. L. 101–513); section 107(b)(1)(A) following order of priority, except in
program (TAP) as part of the FY 2005 of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act certain individual extreme
appropriation under the Consolidated of 2000 (Pub. L. 106–386), and as circumstances: (a) Refugees who are
Appropriations Act, 2005, (Pub. L. 108– amended by the Trafficking Victims cash assistance recipients, particularly
447). Protection Reauthorization Act of 2003 long-term recipients; (b) unemployed
The Director of the Office of Refugee (Pub. L. 108–193), insofar as it states refugees who are not receiving cash
Resettlement (ORR) proposes to use the that a victim of a severe form of assistance; and (c) employed refugees in
$49,081,000 in targeted assistance funds trafficking and certain other specified need of services to retain employment
as follows: family members shall be eligible for or to attain economic independence.

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In addition to the statutory effort to obtain child care services, MAAs to ensure that their management
requirement that TAP funds be used preferably subsidized child care, for and board composition reflect the major
‘‘primarily for the purpose of facilitating children in order to allow women with target populations to be served.
refugee employment’’ (section children the opportunity to participate ORR defines MAAs as organizations
412(c)(2)(B)(i) of the INA), funds in employment services or to accept or with the following qualifications:
awarded under this program are retain employment. To accomplish this, a. The organization is legally
intended to help fulfill the child care may be treated as an incorporated as a nonprofit
congressional intent that ‘‘employable employment-related service under the organization; and
refugees should be placed on jobs as targeted assistance program. Refugees b. Not less than 51% of the
soon as possible after their arrival in the who are participating in targeted composition of the Board of Directors or
United States’’ (section 412(a)(1)(B)(i) of assistance-funded or social services- governing board of the mutual
the INA). Therefore, in accordance with funded employment services or have assistance association is comprised of
45 CFR 400.313, targeted assistance accepted employment are eligible for refugees or former refugees, including
funds must be used primarily for child care services for children. States both refugee men and women.
employability services designed to and counties are expected to use child Finally, in order to provide culturally
enable refugees to obtain jobs with less care funding from other publicly- and linguistically compatible services in
than one year’s participation in the administered programs such as child as cost-efficient a manner as possible in
targeted assistance program in order to care services funded under the time of limited resources, ORR strongly
achieve economic self-sufficiency as Temporary Assistance for Needy encourages States and counties to
soon as possible. Targeted assistance Families (TANF) or under the Child promote and give special consideration
services may continue to be provided Care and Development Block Grant to the provision of services through
after a refugee has entered a job to help (CCDBG) as a primary resource. States coalitions of refugee service
the refugee retain employment or move and counties are encouraged to work organizations, such as coalitions of
to a better job. Targeted assistance funds with service providers to ensure MAAs, voluntary resettlement agencies,
may not be used for long-term training mainstream access for refugees to other or a variety of service providers. ORR
programs such as vocational training publicly funded resources for child care. believes it is essential for refugee-
that last for more than a year or For an employed refugee, targeted serving organizations to form close
educational programs that are not assistance-funded child care should be partnerships in the provision of services
intended to lead to employment within limited to situations in which no other to refugees in order to be able to
a year. publicly funded child care funding is respond adequately to a changing
In accordance with 45 CFR 400.317, if available. In these cases, child care refugee environment. States and
targeted assistance funds are used for services funded by targeted assistance counties are encouraged to consider as
the provision of English language should be limited to one year after the eligible for TAP funds entities that are
training, such training must be provided refugee becomes employed. public or private non-profit agencies
in a concurrent, rather than sequential, In accordance with 45 CFR 400.317, which may include faith-based, refugee
time period with employment or with targeted assistance services must be or community-based organizations.
other employment-related activities. provided in a manner that is culturally Additionally, coalition-building and
A portion of a local area’s allocation and linguistically compatible with a consolidation of providers is
may be used for services that are not refugee’s language and cultural particularly important in communities
directed toward the achievement of a background, to the maximum extent with multiple service providers in order
specific employment objective in less feasible. In light of the increasingly to ensure better coordination of services
than one year but that are essential to diverse population of refugees who are and maximum use of funding for
the adjustment of refugees in the resettling in this country, refugee services by minimizing the funds used
community, provided such needs are service agencies will need to develop for multiple administrative overhead
clearly demonstrated and such use is practical ways of providing culturally costs.
approved by the State. (See 45 CFR and linguistically appropriate services The award of funds to States under
400.316). to a changing ethnic population. this proposed notice will be contingent
Reflecting section 412(a)(1)(A)(iv) of Services funded under this notice must upon the completeness of a State’s
the INA, States must ‘‘ensure that be refugee-specific services that are application as described in section IX,
women have the same opportunities as designed specifically to meet refugee below.
men to participate in training and needs and are in keeping with the rules IV. {Reserved for Discussion of
instruction.’’ Additionally, in and objectives of the refugee program. Comments in the Final Notice}
accordance with 45 CFR 400.317, Short-term vocational or job-skills
services must be provided to the training, on-the-job training (OJT), or V. Eligible Grantees
maximum extent feasible in a manner English language training (ELT), Eligible grantees are: 1. Agencies of
that includes the use of bilingual/ however, need not be refugee-specific. State governments that are responsible
bicultural women on service agency ORR strongly encourages States and for the refugee program under 45 CFR
staff to ensure adequate service access counties when contracting for targeted 400.5 in States containing counties
by refugee women. The Director, ORR, assistance services, including which qualify for FY 2005 targeted
also strongly encourages the inclusion employment services, to give assistance awards; and 2. non-State
of refugee women in management and consideration to the special strengths of agencies funded under the Wilson-Fish
board positions in agencies that serve mutual assistance associations (MAAs), program which administer, in lieu of a
refugees. In order to facilitate refugee whenever contract bidders are otherwise State, a statewide refugee assistance
self-support, the Director also expects equally qualified, provided that the program containing counties which
States to implement strategies which MAA has the capability to deliver qualify for FY 2005 targeted assistance
address simultaneously the employment services in a manner that is culturally formula funds. All such grantees will
potential of both male and female wage and linguistically compatible with the hereinafter be referred to as ‘‘the State’’.
earners in a family unit. States and background of the target population to The Director of ORR proposes to
counties are expected to make every be served. ORR also strongly encourages determine the eligibility of counties for

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inclusion in the FY 2005 targeted of counties for targeted assistance once does not plan to consider the eligibility
assistance program on the basis of the every three years. The FY 2002–FY 2004 of additional counties for TAP funding
method described in section VI of this three-year project cycle has expired. until FY 2008, when ORR will again
notice. ORR is currently re-qualifying counties review data on all counties that could
The use of targeted assistance funds for the FY 2005–FY 2007 three-year potentially qualify for TAP funds based
for services to Cuban and Haitian project cycle for TAP funds. Counties on the criteria contained in this
entrants is limited to States which have that could potentially qualify for TAP proposed notice. It is believed that a
an approved State plan under the FY 2005 funds on the basis of the most more frequent re-determination of
Cuban/Haitian Entrant Program (CHEP). current 5-year (10/1/99–9/30/04) county qualification for targeted
The State agency will submit a single population are listed in Tables 1, 2, 4, assistance would not provide qualifying
application to ORR on behalf of all and 6 in this proposed notice. counties a sufficient period of time
county governments of the qualified within a stable funding climate to
counties in that State. Subsequent to the A. Qualifying Counties
adequately address the refugee impact
approval of the State’s agency In order to qualify for application for in their counties, while a less frequent
application by ORR, local targeted FY 2005 targeted assistance funds, a re-determination of county qualification
assistance plans will be developed by county (or group of adjacent counties would pose the risk of not considering
the county government or other with the same Standard Metropolitan new population impacts in a timely
designated entity and submitted to the Statistical Area, or SMSA) or manner.
State agency. Independent city, would be required to:
A State with more than one qualified rank above a selected cut-off point of B. Allocation Formula
county is permitted, but not required, to jurisdictions for which data were Of the funds available for FY 2005 for
determine the allocation amount for reviewed, based on two criteria: (a) the targeted assistance, $44,172,900 would
each qualified county within the State. number of refugee arrivals placed in the be allocated by formula to States for
However, if a State chooses to determine county during the most recent 5-year qualified counties based on the initial
county allocations differently from period (FY 2000–FY 2004); and (b) the placements in these counties during the
those set forth in the final notice, in 5-year refugee arrival population as a 5-year period from FYs 2000 through
accordance with 45 CFR 400.319, the FY percent of the county overall 2004 (October 1, 1999–September 30,
2005 allocations proposed by the State population. 2004). Data from the ORR Refugee
must be based on the State’s population With regards to the first qualification Arrivals Data System (RADS) is used for
of refugees who arrived in the U.S. criteria, each county would be ranked the proposed allocation of funds for
during the most recent 5-year period. A on the basis of its 5-year refugee arrival targeted assistance. This includes the
State may use welfare data as an population and its concentration of total number of refugees, Cuban/Haitian
additional factor in the allocation of its refugees, with a relative weighting of 2 entrants, parolees, and Amerasians from
targeted assistance funds if it so to 1 respectively, because we believe Viet Nam. Data on victims of severe
chooses; however, a State may not that large numbers of arrivals (see forms of trafficking is from the
assign a greater weight to welfare data Footnote 1, eligible population) into a certification and eligibility letters issued
than it has assigned to population data county create a significant impact, by ORR. Trafficking victims have been
in its allocation formula. In addition, if regardless of the ratio of refugees to the eligible for services since October 2000
a State chooses to allocate its FY 2005 county general population. and their family members since
targeted assistance funds in a manner Each county would then be ranked in December 2003. Data on the number of
different from the formula set forth in terms of the sum of a county’s rank on asylees who have been served in FYS
the final notice, the FY 2005 allocations refugee arrivals and its rank on 2000 through 2004 through the refugee
and methodology proposed by the State concentration. To qualify for targeted resettlement program or social service
must be included in the State’s assistance based on rank, a county system are provided by States. For FYs
application for ORR review and would have to rank within the top 47 2000 through 2004, Havana parolees
approval. counties. ORR has decided to limit the were derived from actual data.
Applications submitted in response to number of qualified counties based on Consistent with States’ request, in FY
the final notice are not subject to review ranking order to the top 47 counties 2005 ORR implemented a new
by State and area wide clearinghouses (Table 1) in order to target a sufficient voluntary process for data submission
under Executive Order 12372, level of funding to the most impacted by States on the number of asylees,
‘‘Intergovernmental Review of Federal counties. entrants, or trafficking victims prior to
Programs.’’ ORR has screened data on all counties issuance of the proposed allocations
that have received awards for targeted notice—in an effort to minimize
VI. Qualification and Allocation assistance since FY 1983, and on all adjustments of final allocations. Prior to
For FY 2005, ORR proposes to other counties that could potentially the publication of this proposed notice,
continue using the formula which bases qualify for TAP funds based on the the request for voluntary data
allocation of targeted assistance funds criteria proposed in this notice. submission was sent to States via e-mail
on the most current 5-year arrivals data Analysis of these data indicates that: (a) on December 20, 2004 with a due date
on refugees (See Footnote 1, eligible Forty-seven (47) counties qualify for of February 8, 2005. States were
population). Targeted assistance targeted assistance funds, Table 1; (b) requested to follow the standardized
services are limited to the arrival eleven (11) counties which have EXCEL format suggested by ORR to
population residing in qualified previously received targeted assistance submit the data on asylees, entrants,
counties who have been in the U.S. five would no longer qualify, Table 3; and and/or victims of a severe form of
years or less. As stated in the FY 1999 (c) six (6) new counties qualify for FY trafficking served during the 5-year
notice of proposed availability of 2005 targeted assistance funds, Table 2. period from FYs 2000 through 2004
targeted assistance allocations to States The proposed counties listed in this (October 1, 1999–September 30, 2004).
which was published on March 10, 1999 notice as qualified to apply for FY 2005 Data for each population group was to
(64 FR 11927), the Director of ORR TAP funding would remain qualified for be submitted separately on an EXCEL
proposes to determine the qualification TAP funding through FY 2007. ORR spreadsheet. The spreadsheet(s) was due

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at ORR on February 8, 2005, as an As indicated above, counties which be received no later than ninety days
attachment to an e-mail to: have served asylees should submit the after the end of the two-year States that did not data according to the data format sent to expenditure period. If final reports are
respond to the December 20, 2004 States from ORR on December 20, 2004. not received on time, the Department
request are hereby notified that ORR At a minimum, counties need to submit will de-obligate any unexpended funds,
will accept data from States in response the following information in order to including any un-liquidated obligations,
to this proposed notice for targeted have their population estimate adjusted on the basis of the State’s last filed
assistance program funds. Data to include those asylees whose asylum report.
submitted will be verified by ORR was granted within the 60 month period The requirements regarding the
against the ORR arrivals database ending September 30, 2004: 1. Alien discretionary portion of the targeted
(RADS), and as a result of this process, number (do not include hyphens within assistance program will be addressed
adjustments may be included in the the A#); 2. date of birth; 3. asylum grant under separate continuation grant
final notice for FY 2005 allocations for date; 4. asylee full name; 5. name of awards. Continuation applications for
targeted assistance funds. The deadline state; and 6. name of county. these funds are therefore not subject to
for submission of data to ORR is 30 days With regards to the data on trafficking provisions contained in this notice but
from the date of publication of this victims, any State that disagrees with to other requirements which will be
proposed notice. This is the final the number of trafficking victims shown conveyed separately.
opportunity for States to submit data on in Table 4 is requested to contact Loren IX. Application Requirements
the number of asylees and entrants Bussert at (202) 401–4732 or by e-mail
served in FYs 2000 through 2004, to: In applying for targeted assistance
victims of a severe form of trafficking funds, a State agency is required to
served in FYs 2001 through 2004 and VII. Allocations provide the following:
certain other specified family members Table 1 lists the 47 proposed A. Assurance that the targeted
of trafficking victims served in FY 2004. qualifying counties, the State, the assistance funds will be used in
The EXCEL format for data submission number of refugee arrivals (see Footnote accordance with the requirements for
is available from Kathy Do by email at 1, eligible population) in those counties grants in 45 CFR Part 400. during the 5-year period from October 1, B. Assurance that the targeted
A county that does not agree with the 1999–September 30, 2004, the assistance funds will be used in
ORR refugee population estimate for the concentration percent to the county compliance with the administrative
2005 proposed targeted assistance overall population, the sum of ranks requirements for grants in 45 CFR Part
eligible population (see Footnote 1, population, and each county’s rank, 92.
eligible population), and believes that based on the qualification formula C. Assurance that targeted assistance
its 5-year population for FYs 2000–2004 described above. funds will be used primarily for the
was undercounted, must submit to ORR Table 2 lists the 6 proposed new provision of services which are
a letter from each local voluntary agency eligible counties that qualify under the designed to enable refugees to obtain
that resettled refugees in the county that targeted assistance criteria. jobs with less than one year’s
attests to the fact that the targeted Table 3 lists the 11 counties which participation in the targeted assistance
assistance eligible population listed in would no longer qualify for TAP funds program. States must indicate what
an attachment to the letter were based upon the qualification formula. percentage of FY 2005 targeted
resettled as initial placements during Table 4 lists the proposed allocations assistance formula allocation funds that
the 5-year period from FYs 2000–2004 by county for FY 2005. are used for services will be allocated
in the county making the claim. Table 5 lists the proposed allocations for employment services.
Documentation must include the by State for FY 2005. D. Assurance that targeted assistance
name of state, name of county, name of Table 6 lists the targeted assistance funds will not be used to offset funding
refugee (see Footnote 1, eligible areas. otherwise available to counties or local
population), alien number, date of birth jurisdictions from the State agency in its
VIII. Application and Implementation administration of other refugee
and date of arrival in the U.S. for each
Process programs, such as social services, cash
of the eligible population claimed for
targeted assistance funding. Listings of Under the FY 2005 targeted assistance and medical assistance.
refugees who are not identified by their program, States may apply for and E. The name of the local agency
alien numbers will not be considered. receive grant awards on behalf of administering the funds, the name and
Counties should submit such evidence qualified counties in the State. A single telephone number of the responsible
separately from comments they may allocation will be made to each State by person, if administered locally.
have in response to this proposed ORR on the basis of an approved State F. The amount of funds to be awarded
notice. Evidence must be submitted no application. The State agency will, in to the targeted county or counties. In
later than 30 days from the date of turn, receive, review, and determine the instances where a State receives targeted
publication of this proposed notice by e- acceptability of individual county assistance funding for impacted
mail as an attachment in a separate targeted assistance plans. counties contained in a standard
Excel spreadsheet for each group of Pursuant to 45 CFR 400.210(b), FY metropolitan statistical area (SMSA)
population to: or 2005 targeted assistance funds must be that includes a county or counties
via overnight mail to: Loren Bussert, obligated by the State agency no later located in a neighboring State, the State
Division of Budget, Policy and Data than one year after the end of the receiving those funds must provide a
Analysis, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Federal fiscal year in which the description of coordination and
Sixth Floor East, Washington, DC 20447, Department awarded the grant. Funds planning activities undertaken with the
telephone: (202) 401–4732. Failure to must be liquidated within two years State Refugee Coordinator of the
submit the required documentation in after the end of the Federal fiscal year neighboring State in which the
the specified format within the required in which the Department awarded the impacted county or counties are located.
time period will result in forfeiture of grant. A State’s final financial report on These planning and coordination
consideration. targeted assistance expenditures must activities should result in a proposed

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allocation plan for the equitable information contained in a county plan required to set proposed outcome goals
distribution of targeted assistance funds prior to issuing a Request for Proposals for each of the six ORR performance
by county based on the distribution of (RFP) for services. States that administer outcome measures. New grantees may
the eligible population by county within the TAG program directly may spend no use baseline data, as available, and
the SMSA. The proposed allocation more than 5% of the total allocation, current data as reported on the ORR–6
plan must be included in the State’s and up to 10% of the county’s for social services program activity to
application to ORR. allocation, on administrative costs that assist them in the goal-setting process.
G. Assurance that county targeted are reasonable, allocable, and necessary. New qualifying counties within States
assistance plans will include: J. A description of the State’s plan for that are current grantees are also
1. A description of the local planning conducting fiscal and programmatic required to set proposed outcome goals
process for determining targeted monitoring and evaluations of the for each of the six ORR performance
assistance priorities and services, taking targeted assistance program, including outcome measures. New counties may
into consideration all other ORR-funded frequency of on-site monitoring. use baseline data, as available, and
services available to the refugee K. A line item budget and justification
current data as reported on the ORR–6
population, including formula social for State administrative costs limited to
for social services program activity to
services. a maximum of 5% of the total award to
assist them in the goal-setting process.
2. Identification of refugee/entrant the State. Assurance that the State will
populations to be served by targeted make available to the county or Proposed targeted assistance outcome
assistance projects, including designated local entity not less than goals should reflect improvement over
approximate numbers of clients to be 95% of the amount of its formula past performance and strive for
served, and a description of allocation for purposes of implementing continuous improvement during the
characteristics and needs of targeted the activities proposed in its plan. As project period from one year to another.
populations. (As per 45 CFR 400.314). stated previously, States that administer Final targeted assistance outcome
3. Description of specific strategies the program directly in lieu of the goals are due on November 15, 2005, in
and services to meet the needs of county (through a mutual agreement conjunction with the ORR Government
targeted populations. with the qualifying county), may spend Performance and Results Act (GPRA)
4. The relationship of targeted no more than 5% of the total award, and cycle.
assistance services to other services up to 10% of the county’s TAG
available to refugees/entrants in the XI. Budget and Budget Justification
allocation on administrative costs. The
county including formula allocated ORR administrative costs must be reasonable, Provide line item detail and detailed
social services to States/Wilson-Fish allocable, and necessary. Allocable costs calculations for each budget object class
agencies. for State contracting and monitoring for identified on the Budget Information
5. Analysis of available employment targeted assistance, if charged, must be form (424A). Detailed calculations must
opportunities in the local community. charged to the targeted assistance grant include estimation methods, quantities,
Examples of acceptable analysis of and not to general State administration. unit costs, and other similar quantitative
employment opportunities might detail sufficient for the calculation to be
include surveys of employers or X. Results or Benefits Expected
duplicated. The detailed budget must
potential employers of refugee clients, All applicants must establish also include a breakout by the funding
surveys of presently effective proposed targeted assistance sources identified in Block 15 of the SF–
employment service providers, review performance goals for each of the six 424.
of studies on employment ORR performance outcome measures for
Provide a narrative budget
opportunities/forecasts which would be each impacted county’s proposed
justification that describes how the
appropriate to the refugee populations. service contract(s) or sub-grants for the
categorical costs are derived. Discuss
6. Description of the monitoring and next contracting cycle. Proposed
the necessity, reasonableness, and
oversight responsibilities to be carried performance goals must be included in
allocability of the proposed costs. The
out by the county or qualifying local the application for each performance
Office of Refugee Resettlement is
jurisdiction. measure. The six ORR performance
H. Assurance that the local particularly interested in the following:
measures are: Entered employments,
administrative budget will not exceed cash assistance reductions due to A line item budget and justification
15% of the local allocation. Targeted employment, cash assistance for State administrative costs limited to
assistance grants are cost-based awards. terminations due to employment, 90- a maximum of 5% of the total award to
Neither a State nor a county is entitled day employment retentions, average the State. Each total budget period
to a certain amount for administrative wage at placement, and job placements funding amount requested must be
costs. Rather, administrative cost with available health benefits. Targeted necessary, reasonable, and allocable to
requests should be based on projections assistance program activity and progress the project. States that administer the
of actual needs. All TAP counties will achieved toward meeting performance program locally in lieu of the county,
be allowed to spend up to 15% of their outcome goals are to be reported through a mutual agreement with the
allocation on TAP administrative costs, quarterly on the ORR–6, the ‘‘Quarterly qualifying county, may request
as need requires. However, States and Performance Report.’’ administrative costs that add up to, but
counties are strongly encouraged to States that are currently grantees for may not exceed, 10% of the county’s
limit administrative costs to the extent targeted assistance funds should base TAP allocation to the State’s
possible to maximize available funding projected annual outcome goals on past administrative budget.
for services to refugees. performance. Current grantees should XII. Reporting Requirements
I. For any State that administers the have adequate baseline data for all of
program directly or otherwise provides the six ORR performance outcome States are required to submit quarterly
direct services to the refugee/entrant/ measures based on a history of targeted reports on the outcomes of the targeted
asylee population in a qualified county assistance program experience. assistance program, using Schedule A
(with the concurrence of the county), States identified as new eligible and Schedule C of the ORR–6 Quarterly
the State must have the same targeted assistance grantees are also Performance Report (0970–0036).

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XIII. The Paperwork Reduction Act of 0039) and ORR Quarterly Performance average 10 hours per response,
1995 (Pub. L. 104–13) Report (0970–0036). including the time for reviewing
An agency may not conduct or instructions, gathering and maintaining
All information collections within the data needed, and reviewing the
this program notice are approved under sponsor, and a person is not required to
respond to, a collection of information collection of information.
the following valid OMB control
numbers: 424 (0348–0043); 424A (0348– unless it displays a currently valid OMB Dated: June 10, 2005.
0044); 424B (0348–0040); Disclosure of control number. Nguyen Van Hanh,
Lobbying Activities (0348–0046); Public reporting burden for this Director, Office of Refugee Resettlement.
Financial Status Report (SF–269) (0348– collection of information is estimated to BILLING CODE 4184–01–P

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[FR Doc. 05–11919 Filed 6–16–05; 8:45 am] at the Jackson County Civic Center, 2902 organization you represent, by name.
BILLING CODE 4184–01–C Shortcut Road, Pascagoula, Mississippi, Your remarks will be recorded or
phone: 228–762–6043. The third public transcribed for inclusion in the public
meeting and informational open house docket.
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND will be held at the Hyatt Regency New You may submit written material at
SECURITY Orleans Hotel at Louisiana Superdome, the public meeting, either in place of or
Poydras at Loyola Avenue, New in addition to speaking. Written
Coast Guard Orleans, Louisiana, phone: 504–587– material must include your name and
4104. address, and will be included in the
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION A copy of the DEIS is available for public docket.
viewing at the DOT’s docket Public docket materials will be made
Maritime Administration management Web site: http:// available to the public on the Docket under docket number Management Facility’s Docket
17696. Copies are also available for Management System (DMS). See
Freeport-McMoRan Energy LLC Main review at Pascagoula Public Library, ‘‘Request for Comments’’ for
Pass Energy Hub Liquefied Natural MS, 228–769–3060; Bayou La Batre City information about DMS and your rights
Gas Deepwater Port License Public Library, AL, 251–824–4213; under the Privacy Act.
Application; Draft Environmental Mobile Public Main Library, AL, 251– If you plan to attend either the open
Impact Statement 208–7106; Terrebonne Parish Library house or the public meeting, and need
Main Branch, LA, 985–76–5861; special assistance such as sign language
AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS; Maritime Plaquemines Parish Public Library, LA, interpretation or other reasonable
Administration, DOT. 985–657–7121; New Orleans Public accommodation, please notify the Coast
ACTION: Notice of availability; notice of Main Library, LA, 504–529–7989; Guard (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
public meeting; request for comments. Morgan City Public Library (St. Mary CONTACT) at least 3 business days in
Parish), LA, 504–380–4646; and advance. Include your contact
SUMMARY: The Coast Guard and the Ingleside Public Library, TX, 361–776– information as well as information
Maritime Administration (MARAD) 5355. about your specific needs.
announce the availability of the draft Address docket submissions for
environmental impact statement (DEIS) USCG–2004–17696 to: Docket Request for Comments
on the Main Pass Energy Hub (MPEH) Management Facility, U.S. Department We request public comments or other
Deepwater Port License Application. of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street relevant information on the DEIS. The
The application describes a project that SW., Washington, DC 20590–0001. public meeting is not the only
would be located in the Gulf of Mexico The Docket Management Facility opportunity you have to comment on
in Main Pass Lease Block 299 (MP 299), accepts hand-delivered submissions, the DEIS. In addition to or in place of
approximately 16 miles southeast of and makes docket contents available for attending the meeting, you can submit
Venice, Louisiana. The Coast Guard and public inspection and copying, at this material to the Docket Management
MARAD request public comments on address, in room PL–401, between 9 Facility during the public comment
the DEIS. a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through period (see DATES). The Coast Guard
DATES: Three public meetings will be Friday, except Federal holidays. The will consider all comments submitted
held. The public meeting in Grand Bay, Facility’s telephone is 202–366–9329, during the public comment period, and
Alabama will be held on July 18, 2005, its fax is 202–493–2251, and its Web site then will prepare the final EIS. We will
from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and will be for electronic submissions or for announce the availability of the final
preceded by an informational open electronic access to docket contents is EIS and once again give you an
house from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The opportunity for review and comment. (If
public meeting in Pascagoula, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: you want that notice to be sent to you,
Mississippi will be held on July 19, Roddy Bachman, U.S. Coast Guard, please contact the Coast Guard officer
2005, from 6 8 p.m., and will be telephone: 202–267–1752, e-mail: identified in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
preceded by an informational open If you have CONTACT.)
house from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The questions on viewing the docket, call Submissions should include:
public meeting in New Orleans, Andrea M. Jenkins, Program Manager, • Docket number USCG–2004–17696.
Louisiana, will be held on July 20, 2005, Docket Operations, telephone: 202–366– • Your name and address.
from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and will be 0271. • Your reasons for making each
preceded by an informational open SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: comment or for bringing information to
house from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The our attention.
public meeting may end later than the Public Meeting and Open House Submit comments or material using
stated time, depending on the number of We invite you to learn about the only one of the following methods:
persons wishing to speak. Material proposed deepwater port at the • Electronic submission to DMS,
submitted in response to the request for informational open house, and to
comments must reach the Docket comment at the public meeting on the • Fax, mail, or hand delivery to the
Management Facility on or before proposed action and the evaluation Docket Management Facility (see
August 1, 2005. contained in the DEIS. ADDRESSES). Faxed or hand delivered
ADDRESSES: The first public meeting and Please notify the Coast Guard (see FOR submissions must be unbound, no larger
informational open house will be held FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) if you than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, and suitable for
at the Grand Bay St. Elmo Community wish to speak at the public meeting. In copying and electronic scanning. If you
Center, 11610 Highway 90 West, Grand order to allow everyone a chance to mail your submission and want to know
Bay, Alabama, phone: 251–865–4010. speak, we may limit speaker time, or when it reaches the Facility, include a
The second public meeting and extend the meeting hours, or both. You stamped, self-addressed postcard or
informational open house will be held must identify yourself, and any envelope.

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