Issue Brief 19-18
June 7, 2019

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announced it is suspending federal obligations for Refugee Social Services formula grants—part of the Refugee Support Services program—due to an increase in unaccompanied alien children (UAC). The administration has requested a supplemental appropriation of $2.9 billion to address the anticipated deficiency in the UAC program and will resume obligations once Congress acts on the request.

This brief provides details on the announcement and its potential impact on states.