Refugee Career Pathways Program Funding Opportunity

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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.

Eligible to apply:  

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

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Target Populations: Immigrants/refugees/foreign born


Read Comments (4)

7/12/2017 2:33 PM by Len Manansala

Under the eligibility criteria, does it mean that nonprofits WITH 501 (C) (3) status are NOT eligible to apply?

  • 7/18/2017 3:37 PM by Maisha Meminger

    Please refer to the contact given by the Office of Grants Management Contact, Daphne Weeden, Phone: (202) 401-4577, Email:

6/4/2018 10:58 PM by Debrale Murphy

Who received this grant in Ma? Just became aware of this grant. I work with refugees in Worcester Ma with previous career expertise not recognized in the states. This could be quite helpful. Thank you

  • 6/5/2018 12:25 PM by Maisha Meminger

    Please visit to learn more on those who were awarded these funds

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