Title XX DFI Refugee & Immigrant Services
CSFA Number: 444-80-1233
Agency Name
Department Of Human Services (444)
Agency Identification
DFCS
Agency Contact
Ngoan Le
312-793-7120
ngoan.le@illinois.gov
Short Description
The Title XX DFI Refugee and Immigrant Services Program is supported with federal funding under the Social Security Act, Title XX, as amended; Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981, as amended, Public Law 97-35; Jobs Training Bill, Public Law 98-8 and 473; Medicaid and Medicare Patient and Program Act of 1987; Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987, Public Law 100-203; Family Support Act of 1998, Public Law 100-485; Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993, Public Law 106-66, 42 U.S.C 1397 ET seq.

Funding is for services that assist successful integration of refugees and immigrants. FY17 funding opportunity is limited to those not-for-profit community-based agencies which currently receive Title XX DFI funding from the Illinois Department of Human Services, Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Services. Exception to this rule is at the discretion of the Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Services in accordance to federal policies.

Services that assist successful integration of refugees and immigrants currently funded under this program are limited to three models:

1. Services to retraining high-skilled refugees to be recertified and placed in jobs consistent with their skills - Provide employment and training services that include training, job search, and networking opportunities to TANF-eligible high-skilled immigrants and refugees in order to assist them to transition from the ranks of the working poor to professional positions with family sustaining incomes and benefits. Services also include employer education component to educate employers on immigrant and refugee cultural issues and enhance networking opportunities for immigrants and refugees.

2. Services for African immigrants and refugees - Provide employment and training services, youth development services, outreach, referral, case management and life skills training geared to serving the African immigrants and refugees to support their successful integration into the U.S culture and self-sufficiency attainment.

3. Services for immigrant/refugee residents of the Chicago North Region - Conduct outreach to the immigrant/refugee communities in Rogers Park, north side communities like West Ridge, Edgewater, Andersonville, Uptown, Albany Park, North Park and neighboring suburbs like Skokie Niles, Evanston and Des Plaines to aid in the settlement and self-sufficiency process by providing information and referrals for public programs and vital services.




Subject Area
Human Services
Program Function
Income Security and Social Services
Enabling Legislation
Federal:
Social Security Act, Title XX, as amended; Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981, as amended, Public Law 97-35; Jobs Training Bill, Public Law 98-8 and 473; Medicaid and Medicare Patient and Program Act of 1987; Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987, Public Law 100-203; Family Support Act of 1998, Public Law 100-485; Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993, Public Law 106-66, 42 U.S.C 1397 ET seq.

State:
Title 89, Chapter IV, Sub-Chapter c, Part 130 Subpart A, Title XX Block Grant
305 ILCS Public Aid Code
Objectives and Goals
1. Services to retraining high-skilled refugees to be recertified and placed in jobs consistent with their skills.

Performance Measures
Train 70 TANF eligible educated refugee and immigrants
Job Placement - 40 TANF eligible refugees and immigrants
Average income at placement - $42,000
Average income increase per family - $35,000
Job Retention at one year 85%

Performance Standards
95% of training measure for TANF eligible educated refugee and immigrants met.
57% of job seekers placed
95% receiving average income projected.
95% achieve average income increase per family projected
85% job retention after one year of job placement.
Financial and Program reports will be submitted either electronically or by regular mail by the 15th day following the reporting month.

2. Services for African immigrants and refugees

Performance Measures:
Employment & Training services are conducted.
- 95% (251) of African refugee and immigrants receiving work place orientation, resume writing and job search workshops, job readiness preparation and assessment, job placement and follow-up services.
- 95% (42) of French-speaking African refugee and immigrants participating in ESL classes.
Youth Development Services
- 95% (57) individuals receiving Peer-to-Peer support services,
- 100% (35)participation in Bridges-to-School program (mentoring & tutoring),
- 100% (25) individuals participating in leadership building services,
- 100% (75) youth attending African Youth Symposium.

Leadership Training conducted bi-monthly.

Six Family Education sessions provided.

African Resource Fair is conducted with 90% of goal in attendance.

Summit on African Immigrants and Refugees conducted with 90% of goal in attendance.

3. Services for immigrant/refugee residents of the Chicago North Region

Performance Measures

a) Community outreach campaign:
• Community/agency/networking meetings - 30 attended during contract year;
• Minimum of 10 flyers/brochures and notices on human services produced and distributed during the contract year.
b) Onsite intake sessions - 75 sessions conducted during contract year;
c) Public benefits application assistance or direct referrals for services - 300 low-income immigrants served for contract year.
d) Community meetings conducted with low-income immigrants - 3 meetings during the contract year.
e) Conduct one annual survey, or focus group, with low-immigrants to assess human service needs, awareness of programs and services, and service gaps.
Types of Assistance
Formula Grants
Uses and Restrictions
Funding for this program is not available in FY17 through a Notice for Funding Opportunity. This FY17 funding opportunity is limited to those not-for-profit community-based agencies which currently receive Title XX DFI funding from the Illinois Department of Human Services, Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Services. Exception to this rule is at the discretion of the Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Services in accordance to federal policies.
Eligibility Requirements
Funding for this program is not available in FY17 through a Notice for Funding Opportunity. This FY17 funding opportunity is limited to those not-for-profit community-based agencies which currently receive Title XX DFI funding from the Illinois Department of Human Services, Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Services. Exception to this rule is at the discretion of the Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Services in accordance to federal policies.
Eligible Applicants
Nonprofit Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Funding for this program is not available in FY17 through a Notice for Funding Opportunity. This FY17 funding opportunity is limited to those not-for-profit community-based agencies which currently receive Title XX DFI funding from the Illinois Department of Human Services, Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Services. Exception to this rule is at the discretion of the Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Services in accordance to federal policies.

Grant awards will be made based on funding available from Title XX for state fiscal year 2017, program priorities and performance of agencies in meeting program goals under existing contracts.
Assistance Consideration
Matching funds are required under this program. Matching funds and expenditures are reported monthly via IL444-4131 - Donated Funds Initiative - Request for Reimbursement or C-13 Invoice Voucher. Measurements to support contract compliance:

1. Amount of the 25% local matching dollars reported.
2. Amount of allowable line item expenditures reported.
3. Number of timely and correct reports submitted monthly for reimbursement, quarterly for service provision and annually for service planning and final reporting.
4. Number of contractors submitting a budget with administrative cost less than 20%.
5. Number of contractors agreeing to an on-site compliance monitoring review.
Post Assistance Requirements
State Reporting

Agencies funded under this program must submit to the Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Services:

1. Monthly program by the 15th day of the month after the services have been delivered documenting services delivered and progress toward goals

2. Monthly financial report by the 15th day of the month for the expenses of the previous month based on approved budget.

3. Final report by September 30, 2017.

Federal Reporting:

Two reports are submitted by DHS annually for federal reporting. A Pre expenditure report also known as the State’s Intended Use Plan and Post Expenditure report which is used to compare projected services to actual for each service category.

Measurements to support federal reporting via Pre and Post Expenditure Reports prepared by the DHS Bureau of Basic Supports-Title XX:

1. # of children, seniors and other adults provided Title XX services.
2. # of Title XX service activities delivered.


Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
Refer to CFDA below.
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $170,000
FY 2018 : $170,000
FY 2019 : $194,090
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
None
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
FCSYK00439-FCSYK00439UPWARDLY GLOBAL07/01/201906/30/202088,030
FCSYK00435-FCSYK00435UNITED AFRICAN ORGANIZATION07/01/201906/30/202068,030
FCSYK01119-FCSYK01119ROGERS PARK COMMUNITY COUNCIL07/01/201906/30/202038,030