Ethnic Community Self-Help Program
Administration for Children and Families - ORR
The Administration for Children and Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) announces funding under the Ethnic Community Self-Help (ECSH) Program. The goal of this program is to support Ethnic Community-Based Organizations (ECBOs) in providing refugee populations with critical integration services. Under the ECSH Program, the following three main objectives must be implemented: 1) to strengthen ECBOs’ provision of culturally and linguistically appropriate services to refugees within five years after their initial resettlement; 2) to support ECBOs' organizational development and engagement in capacity building by encouraging their collaboration with established refugee service providers and mainstream organizations; and 3) to support ECBOs in promoting community building and civic engagement.
Public or private non-profit agencies are eligible for awards under this funding opportunity.ECSH Program recipients that were awarded in FY22 are eligible to apply under this NOFO, but must propose a completely distinct and separate project from the one being conducted under the FY22 NOFO, and/or must propose a project servicing a distinctively different geographic location from their existing location. The proposed geographic location and proposed services must be maintained throughout the project period. Applications from individuals (including sole proprietorships) and foreign entities are not eligible and will be disqualified from competitive review and funding under this funding opportunity. Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity. Faith-based organizations may apply for this award on the same basis as any other organization, as set forth at and, subject to the protections and requirements of 45 CFR Part 87 and 42 U.S.C. 2000bb et seq., ACF will not, in the selection of recipients, discriminate against an organization on the basis of the organization's religious character, affiliation, or exercise.