Announcements | March 21, 2022

Additional Support Services Available for Afghans

ECDC and its 22 local sites implementing the Afghan Placement and Assistance program will be able to provide continued and additional support to Afghan populations with supplemental funding. Congress passed the Afghan Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2022, and the Additional Afghanistan Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2022 (collectively referred to as “ASA”) which has authorized the Administration for Children & Families’ Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) to provide eligible Afghan populations with support services following initial resettlement into the United States. Support services include housing and legal support with the goal of stability, self-sufficiency, and integration. These additional funds will enable ECDC’s local sites serving Afghan populations to meet the needs of their community and eligible individuals by engaging with local stakeholders, building new partnerships, and providing intensive case management for especially vulnerable clients.