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DEPARTMENT HEALTH HUMAN SERVICES
ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
370 Enfant Promenade, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20447
ACF Case No. 16-0296
March 11, 2016
Mr. William Marshall
Judicial Watch
425 Third Street, SW, Suite 800
Washington, D.C. 20024
Dear Mr. Marshall:
Thank you for taking time speak with this week concerning your February 2016, Freedom Information
Act (FOIA) request seeking certain documents relating the Office Refugee Resettlement (ORR) MicroEnterprise Development Program. Through competitive grant process, the ORR makes grants nongovernmental organizations and state and local governments for training and technical assistance, credit the
form micro-loans maximum $15,000, and, applicable, revolving loan fund.
Your request was forwarded the ORR for search. The ORR advised that currently does not have
compilation the information you seek concerning the amount loans default under the program, but
preparing collect this information the future. Through previous Technical Assistance provider, ORR was
able compile some information, including the loan repayment rate, which available the ORR website
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/orr/programs/microenterprise-development/about.
Although agencies are not required create record response FOIA request, response this request,
the ORR has provided the following statistics for the number microenterprise loans made, fiscal year:
Year
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
Number loans
550
541
437
466
544
558
Case No. 16-0296
Mr. William Marshall
While believe that adequate search appropriate files was conducted for the records you requested the
Office Refugee Resettlement, you have right appeal the finding that records exist that would
responsive your request. Your appeal should mailed within days from the date receipt this letter,
the Ms. Catherine Teti, Deputy Chief FOIA Officer, U.S. Department Health and Human Services, 200
Independence Avenue, SW, Room 729H, Washington, D.C., 20201. Clearly mark both the envelope and your
letter Freedom Information Act Appeal.
Sincerely yours,
Kimberly Epstein
FOIA Officer
Administration for Children and Families