Wilson/Fish Alternative Project [WFAP] Law and Legal Definition
The Wilson/Fish Alternative Project (WFAP) is a federally funded project advanced through the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement that provides a broad range of services to refugees, asylees, Cuban/Haitian entrants, certain Amerasians, certified victims of trafficking, and Afghan and Iraqi Special Immigrant Visa recipients.
The WFAP provides direct services to clients through a public/private partnership consisting of the Office for Refugees and Immigrants and other State agencies, Refugee Resettlement Agencies, Refugee Employment Service Agencies, and Mutual Assistance Associations.
The WFAP functions to:
a. assist clients to become employed as early as possible after arrival to state; and
b. provide employed clients with post-placement support services that facilitate the achievement of financial stability (300% of Federal Poverty Level) and durable self-sufficiency (450% of FPL).
Services and benefits under the WFAP include Refugee Cash Assistance, Early Employment Retention Bonus, Client Transportation Reimbursement, Core and Intensive Refugee Case Management, Refugee Employment Services (pre and post employment), English Language Training; Literacy Training, Post Resettlement Community Services, Translation and Interpretation Services, and Youth Adjustment Services.
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