New York State Refugee Resettlement Assistance Program (NYSRRAP) 2008-2009
Appropriation Level: $3,728,000
TANF - $1,425,000, Non-TANF - $2,303,000
Funding for this program is divided between TANF funds and Non-TANF funds.
NYSRRAP TANF funds are used to provide enhanced services to refugees, asylees and other immigrant populations eligible for refugee services which will assist such individuals and families to attain economic self-sufficiency and reduce or eliminate reliance on public assistance benefits as a primary means of support. Such services shall include, but not be limited to, case management, English-as-a-second-language, job training and placement assistance, post-employment services necessary to ensure job retention, and services necessary to assist the individual and certain family members to establish and maintain a permanent residence in New York State. Services funded through this appropriation shall be made available only to individuals and families eligible for benefits under the state plan for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families block grant whose incomes do not exceed 200 percent of the federal poverty level and, unless such eligible individual or family is also in receipt of family assistance benefits, shall not constitute ‘assistance’ as defined in federal regulations.
NYSRRAP Non-TANF funds are used to provide the above listed enhanced services to refugees, asylees, entrants, certified and pre-certified victims of human trafficking and certain family members, and other immigrant populations eligible for refugee services. NYSRRAP services, described above, will assist refugee families to achieve outcomes in the following areas:
- Transitional Supports & Case Management
- Legal Services & Immigration Status Consultation
- Employment Preparation
- Job Placement
- 90-Day Job Retention
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