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One expansion supplement award is made to Florence Crittenton Services of Orange County, Inc., in Fullerton, CA, in the amount of $226,800 to support expansion of bed capacity to meet the needs of the high number of unaccompanied alien children transferred from the DHS. Award funds will support services to unaccompanied alien children through September 30, 2012.
Two expansion supplement awards are made to International Education Services, Inc., in Los Fresnos, TX. One award for $1,588,827 will provide unaccompanied alien children with temporary 24-hour licensed shelter care in facilities in South Texas. The other award for $844,237 will support the International Education Services, Inc. Harlingen Foster Care Program that provides unaccompanied children with temporary 24-hour family care in private homes within the Cameron County in South Texas.
The UAC program has specific requirements for the provision of services to unaccompanied alien children. These grantee organizations are the only entities with the infrastructure, licensing, experience, and appropriate level of trained staff to meet the required service requirements and the urgent need for the expansion of services required to respond to unexpected arrivals of unaccompanied children. The program expansion supplement will support such services and alleviate the buildup of children waiting in border patrol stations for placement in shelter care.
Awards announced in this notice are authorized by Section 462 of the Homeland Security Act, Pub. L. 6 U.S.C. 279(b)(A)-(J) and sections 235(a)(5)(C); 235(d) of the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, (8 U.S.C. 1232).