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California Refugee Programs

California's Refugee Resettlement Program (RRP) is comprised of many program partners at the federal, state, county, and community level. The RRP in California is 100 percent federally funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement and is state administered by the California Department of Social Services, Refugee Programs Bureau (RPB). The RPB supervises county operations and delivery of RRP benefits and services. The RRP assistseligible refugees and other targeted populations to adjust socially and attain the skills needed for finding employment and becoming self-sufficient asquickly as possible. (See tabs abovefor detailed programinformation.)

Request For Applications - Unaccompanied Undocumented Minors:

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) invites non-profit legal services organizations to apply for the Unaccompanied Undocumented Minor (UUM) Legal Services Funding for State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2014-15. Please visit the Request For Applicationswebpage for details. Thank you.

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  • New Funding Alerts ... time sensitive federal, state, and private funding opportunities
  • Calendar of Events ... county forum meetings, and other special events andactivities
  • Refugee News ... refugee success stories, andnational and world news on refugees
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