Home
gpo.gov
govinfo.gov

e-CFR Navigation Aids

Browse

Simple Search

Advanced Search

 — Boolean

 — Proximity

 

Search History

Search Tips

Corrections

Latest Updates

User Info

FAQs

Agency List

Incorporation By Reference

eCFR logo

Related Resources

Electronic Code of Federal Regulations

We invite you to try out our new beta eCFR site at https://ecfr.federalregister.gov. We have made big changes to make the eCFR easier to use. Be sure to leave feedback using the Feedback button on the bottom right of each page!

e-CFR data is current as of March 2, 2021

Title 45Subtitle BChapter IVPart 400Subpart I → Subject Group


Title 45: Public Welfare
PART 400—REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT PROGRAM
Subpart I—Refugee Social Services


Scope of Refugee Social Services

§400.154   Employability services.

A State may provide the following employability services—

(a) Employment services, including development of a family self-sufficiency plan and an individual employability plan, world-of-work and job orientation, job clubs, job workshops, job development, referral to job opportunities, job search, and job placement and followup.

(b) Employability assessment services, including aptitude and skills testing.

(c) On-the job training, when such training is provided at the employment site and is expected to result in full-time, permanent, unsubsidized employment with the employer who is providing the training.

(d) English language instruction, with an emphasis on English as it relates to obtaining and retaining a job.

(e) Vocational training, including driver education and training when provided as part of an individual employability plan.

(f) Skills recertification, when such training meets the criteria for appropriate training in §400.81(b) of this part.

(g) Day care for children, when necessary for participation in an employability service or for the acceptance or retention of employment.

(h) Transportation, when necessary for participation in an employability service or for the acceptance or retention of employment.

(i) Translation and interpreter services, when necessary in connection with employment or participation in an employability service.

(j) Case management services, as defined in §400.2 of this part, for refugees who are considered employable under §400.76 and for recipients of TANF and GA who are considered employable, provided that such services are directed toward a refugee's attainment of employment as soon as possible after arrival in the United States.

(k) Assistance in obtaining Employment Authorization Documents (EADs).

[54 FR 5481, Feb. 3, 1989, as amended at 60 FR 33603, June 28, 1995; 65 FR 15449, Mar. 22, 2000]

§400.155   Other services.

A State may provide the following other services—

(a) Information and referral services.

(b) Outreach services, including activities designed to familiarize refugees with available services, to explain the purpose of these services, and facilitate access to these services.

(c) Social adjustment services, including:

(1) Emergency services, as follows: Assessment and short-term counseling to persons or families in a perceived crisis; referral to appropriate resources; and the making of arrangements for necessary services.

(2) Health-related services, as follows: Information; referral to appropriate resources; assistance in scheduling appointments and obtaining services; and counseling to individuals or families to help them understand and identify their physical and mental health needs and maintain or improve their physical and mental health.

(3) Home management services, as follows: Formal or informal instruction to individuals or families in management of household budgets, home maintenance, nutrition, housing standards, tenants' rights, and other consumer education services.

(d) Day care for children, when necessary for participation in a service other than an employability service.

(e) Transportation, when necessary for participation in a service other than an employability service.

(f) Translation and interpreter services, when necessary for a purpose other than in connection with employment or participation in an employability service.

(g) Case management services, when necessary for a purpose other than in connection with employment or participation in employability services.

(h) Any additional service, upon submission to and approval by the Director of ORR, aimed at strengthening and supporting the ability of a refugee individual, family, or refugee community to achieve and maintain economic self-sufficiency, family stability, or community integration which has been demonstrated as effective and is not available from any other funding source.

(i) Citizenship and naturalization preparation services, including English language training and civics instruction to prepare refugees for citizenship, application assistance for adjustment to legal permanent resident status and citizenship status, assistance to disabled refugees in obtaining disability waivers from English and civics requirements for naturalization, and the provision of interpreter services for the citizenship interview.

[54 FR 5481, Feb. 3, 1989, as amended at 60 FR 33603, June 28, 1995; 65 FR 15449, Mar. 22, 2000]

§400.156   Service requirements.

(a) In order to avoid interference with refugee employment, English language instruction and vocational training funded under this part must be provided to the fullest extent feasible outside normal working hours.

(b) In planning and providing services under §§400.154 and 400.155, a State must take into account those services which a resettlement agency is required to provide for a refugee whom it sponsors in order to ensure the provision of seamless, coordinated services to refugees that are not duplicative.

(c) English language instruction funded under this part must be provided in a concurrent, rather than sequential, time period with employment or with other employment-related services.

(d) Services funded under this part must be refugee-specific services which are designed specifically to meet refugee needs and are in keeping with the rules and objectives of the refugee program, except that vocational or job skills training, on-the-job training, or English language training need not be refugee-specific.

(e) Services funded under this part must be provided to the maximum extent feasible in a manner that is culturally and linguistically compatible with a refugee's language and cultural background.

(f) Services funded under this part must be provided to the maximum extent feasible in a manner that includes the use of bilingual/bicultural women on service agency staffs to ensure adequate service access by refugee women.

(g) A family self-sufficiency plan must be developed for anyone who receives employment-related services funded under this part.

[54 FR 5481, Feb. 3, 1989, as amended at 60 FR 33604, June 28, 1995]

Need assistance?