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 Toolmust 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