The Arizona Refugee Resettlement Program (RRP) administers refugee resettlement services and time limited cash and medical assistance for eligible beneficiaries.
Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA)
RCA is a federally-funded, need-based cash benefit for refugees and other eligible beneficiaries who are not eligible for other cash assistance programs, such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). RCA recipients must adhere to program participation requirements that are designed to lead to employment as quickly as possible after their arrival in the United States.
Refugee Medical Assistance (RMA)
RMA is federally-funded health coverage for newly arrived refugees and other eligible beneficiaries not eligible for AHCCCS (Arizona Medicaid). Recipients meeting income limits and other eligibility requirements may receive RMA during their first eight months in the United States.
Refugee Health Promotion
The purpose of the Refugee Health Promotion Program is to improve refugees’ health outcomes through behavioral health literacy and facilitated connection with mainstream behavioral health service providers.
English Language Training
English Language Training (ELT) for refugees and other eligible beneficiaries focuses on the acquisition of English skills necessary for obtaining and maintaining employment and that are consistent with national Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) standards.
Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (URM) Program
The U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services identify refugee children from birth to age 18 who are without a parent/guardian and are eligible for resettlement in the U.S. Upon arrival in the U.S., these refugee children are placed into the Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (URM) Program to receive safe and nurturing foster care placement and other services and benefits.
Case Management and Employment Services
Linguistically compatible and culturally responsive case management and employment services support refugees in achieving economic self-sufficiency as quickly as possible after their arrival in the United States. Services are intended to best advance refugees’ effective resettlement in their new Arizona communities. These services are linked to initial Reception and Placement Services, are prioritized by need categories, and are available for up to five years from an eligible beneficiary’s arrival or grant of legal status in the United States.
Refugee School Impact Program
The Refugee School Impact (RSI) Program addresses the educational needs of refugee children in Arizona public schools through non-threatening, linguistically accessible, and culturally appropriate services that enable refugee children to culturally adjust and to meet orexceed Arizona’s state academic standards.
AmeriCorps VISTA Project
The Arizona Refugee Resettlement Program (RRP) works in partnership with AmeriCorps VISTA to support non-profit agencies in Central and Southern Arizona with designing and developing sustainable projects that promote and enhance effective refugee resettlement and integration. The projects range in scope from employment readiness and prevention programs to naturalization preparation.