Information For Co-Sponsors

Welcome to the new and improved resource page for IRIS Community Co-Sponsors!

Below you will find required R&P forms and useful resource documents that will help you plan and manage your group’s cosponsorship.

Program Forms:

PRE-ARRIVAL
• Green Light Form

• Co-Sponsor Case File Checklist

• Co-Sponsorship Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

• Case Note Guidelines

• Case Note Template

• R&P Form Completion Instructions and Case File Documentation Timeline

• R&P Home Evaluation and Safety Checklist

• R&P Home Supply List

• R&P Core Services Checklist

• Confidentiality Agreement for Cosponsors

• Co-Sponsor Screening and Background Checks Procedure

POST-ARRIVAL – BY 10th BUSINESS DAY
• Next Calendar Day Home Visit Form

• Client Contact Information Sheet

• R&P Cosponsor Case Management Intake

• Authorization to Release Information Form

• Co-Sponsor Photo Interview Release Form

• CT DSS W-298 Authorization for Disclosure of Information

POST-ARRIVAL – BY NO LATER THAN THE 45th DAY
• Resettlement Plan Guide

• Resume Template

• 30th Day Home Visit Form

Resource Documents:

PRE-ARRIVAL
• Co-Sponsorship Manual

• Liability and Group Organization

• Co-Sponsorship Timeline and Trajectory

• Cosponsor Grocery List

• Refugee Backgrounders by Country:

      ♦ Afghanistan
      ♦ Darfur
      ♦ DR Congo Refugee Locations
      ♦ DR Congo Women Refugees in US
      ♦ DR Congo
      ♦ Eritrea
      ♦ Iraq
      ♦ Syria
      ♦ SYRIA-Refugee Wellness Country Guide

• US Refugee Admissions Program – USDOS

• Resettling SIVs

• Legally Driving in the US

ACCULTURATION AND HOSPITALITY

BUDGET ESTIMATOR TOOL AND BUDGET TEMPLATE
• Budget Estimator Tool – must be opened in Microsoft© Excel 2007 or later

• Budget Estimator Tool’s User Manual

GREEN CARDS AND CITIZENSHIP
• Green Card and Citizenship Info

CULTURAL ORIENTATION AND RESETTLEMENT EDUCATION (CORE)
• Cultural Orientation Assessment – Arabic

• Cultural Orientation Assessment – Dari

• Cultural Orientation Assessment – English

• Cultural Orientation Assessment – Kinyarwanda

• Cultural Orientation Assessment – Pashto

• Cultural Orientation Assessment – Swahili

DMV
• Transportation and Driver’s Licenses

• DMV Driver’s Manual (English)

• DMV Driver’s Manual (Arabic) (Unofficial Translation)

• Driver’s Questions (Arabic REVISED 1) (Unofficial Translation)

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Interpretation
• ESOL General Information

• ESOL Activities for True Beginners (ZIP file)

• First Day of English Class – Study Packet (ZIP file)

• ESOL Curriculum for Refugees

• ESOL in Your Community

• ESOL Websites – Beginner to Advanced

EMPLOYMENT
• More Employment Information

• CT Labor Law on Piece Rate

• Employment Information Sheet

• Job Wall Template

• USCIS Form I-9

• W-4 Connecticut 2016

• W-4 Federal 2016

USDOJ CIVIL RIGHTS DIVISION IMMIGRANT AND EMPLOYEE RIGHTS

FINANCE
• IRIS Financial Assistance Policy for Prospective Co-Sponsor Landlords

• What Does Federal R&P Cover?

• Reimbursement Cover Sheet

• CT TANF Amounts By Region 2015-2017

• CT WIC Agencies

HEALTH

• Healthcare Information

• IMIA Standards of Practice – Medical Interpretation

• Mental Health Info for Co-Sponsors

• NCIHC National Standards of Practice

• RHA Guidelines for Completion

• RHA Form

• SSI Application Checklist

• SSI for Children

• Pediatric Refugee Screening – February 2018

• Husky Eligibility Manual

• Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

HOUSING
• Basic Required Expenses Pre- and Post-Arrival During R&P Period

• IRIS Letter to Prospective Landlords

• W-9 Form for Property Owners and Managers

• Welcome Refrigerator Poster