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File #: 21-4959    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Grant Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/10/2021 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 9/14/2021 Final action:
Title: Request by Public Health Services for approval to accept a renewal award from the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants in the amount of $4,733,401.90, with no required match, for the FY 2022 Texas Refugee Medical Screening Grant, approval of five positions effective September 25, 2021, and extend 22 positions to September 30, 2022.
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Department: Public Health Services

Department Head/Elected Official: Barbie L. Robinson, Executive Director


Regular or Supplemental RCA:

? Regular RCA
? Supplemental RCA


Type of Request: Grant

Project ID (if applicable): 1000100001103
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
MWDBE Participation (if applicable): N/A

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request by Public Health Services for approval to accept a renewal award from the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants in the amount of $4,733,401.90, with no required match, for the FY 2022 Texas Refugee Medical Screening Grant, approval of five positions effective September 25, 2021, and extend 22 positions to September 30, 2022.
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Background and Discussion:
This grant is funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (HHS). The Refugee Cash and Medical Assistance program reimburses states for the cost medical assistance provided to refugees. U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) administers the program for HHS. USCRI is an international advocacy and domestic refugee resettlement organization, headquartered in Washington, DC.

Expected Impact:
USCRI was established "To address the needs and rights of persons in forced or voluntary migration worldwide by advancing fair and humane public policy, facilitating and providing direct professional services, and promoting the full participation of migrants in community life. Public Health Services estimates that this grant will provide services for 5,000 refugees.

Alternative Options:
Due to the amount of health services needed by the refugee population, the limited resources they possess and their immigration status at the time of entry, limited resources exist as alternative options.





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? Economic Opportunity
? Housing
? Public Health


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