PA Refugee Services 2009 State Plan
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WELFARE
OFFICE OF INCOME MAINTENANCE
BUREAU OF EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING PROGRAMS
Purpose and Limits
This State Plan is submitted to the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to receive Refugee Resettlement Assistance funds under Section 414 of the Immigration and Nationalities Act (INA), 42 U.S.C. 1501, et.seq. Provision of services included in this State Plan will be within the limits of available federal funds.
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s State Plan was developed in accordance with Title IV of the INA, as amended by the Refugee Act of 1980, (Public Law 96-212) and its regulations, Title 45 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Chapter IV, Part 400. This State Plan describes the Refugee Resettlement Program’s (RRP) administration and services to eligible refugees as issued by federal regulations at 45 CFR Part 400. This plan contains all necessary and required assurances.
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania fully supports the goals of the ORR to promote economic self-sufficiency within the shortest possible time after a refugee’s arrival into the Commonwealth. The Commonwealth’s refugee program offers planned and coordinated support services, as well as cash and medical assistance when necessary, as a transitional aid to selfsufficiency. The RRP’s most significant goal is to help refugees obtain employment and reach a level of self-sufficiency that meets the basic economic needs of the refugees and their families.
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