Your tax dollars:
I’m assuming this site is not a government sponsored site—it’s called Government Grant Search and has an ad for a program called “Cash in on Government Grants that never have to be repaid” on its banner. Yippee!
There are a handful of countries that make refugees welcome when they enter the foreign land, and the U.S.A. is one of them. Fortunately, if you happened to be one and stepped on U.S. soil, you’re not only welcomed — you’re treated with sincere care.
One way that will help you achieve self-sufficiency is through the Matching Grant (MG) program. Services of this program include case management, job development, and transitional support for your first 4 to 6 months of stay. Federal funds per refugee amount up to $2,200. These can also be used for English training in collaboration with employment services, job training, medical support, and allowance. The program is also available for entrants and asylees.
In 2006,the program achieved 86% self-sufficiency for 25,000 participants. The total program funding was increased to $60,000,000 in 2007.
Wow! $60,000,000 in 2007, I wonder what 2008’s jackpot will be.
P.S. I’ll have to pull some information together on the Match Grant program. We haven’t said much about it but it basically works like this: Volag (voluntary agency) collects junk (cars, furniture, etc.) and places a value on it, the federal government (you) then matches the volag $2 (cold hard cash) for every $1 of junk. Money is passed out to refugees through the volag. Neat huh!