Resettlement Agency Law and Legal Definition

Resettlement agency refers to an agency that have cooperative agreements with the Department of State to provide reception and placement services to newly arrived refugees in the U.S. At present there are nine the U.S. non-profit agencies and one state agency that work as resettlement agency.

Resettlement agencies receive funding for their headquarters’ operating expenses and for per capita grants to assist with providing required initial reception and placement services for every refugee. The Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration enters into agreements with such agencies annually, based on a proposal submission and review process.