The federal Department of State works with national voluntary/private resettlement agencies to decide the number of refugees to be settled in a particular region or state. The national resettlement agencies work with partner, local affiliates in states. Five Michigan agencies, funded through the federal Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) in the Department of State, provide initial reception and placement services for the first 30 to 90 days in the United States for people who have just arrived in the country with refugee status.
The following agencies in Michigan assist with that initial resettlement process:
Ensuring our state’s resident’s collective success requires maximizing every individual’s talents and contributions to strengthen both our social and economic prosperity. The state’s Refugee Services program leverages federal, state, and local resources to ensure refugees can contribute to their highest potential and use their talents to make Michigan continue to thrive.
Refugee families with children in Michigan are eligible to apply for cash (Family Independence Program), available to residents with low income. The Refugee Assistance Program is a federally funded program which helps persons admitted into the U.S. as refugees to become self-sufficient after their arrival.