NRPP Program

What is NRPP?

The Enhanced Services for Refugees from Nauru and Papua New Guinea (NRPP) Program is a national program funded by the government Australia to provide enhanced case management to refugees arriving in the United States from Nauru, Papua New Guinea, and the Australian mainland.

The program began January 1, 2020, and will continue until June 30, 2023

Who is eligible for this program?

Refugees in the United States with a Refugee Travel Document with case numbers starting with NR-100…, PP-100…, or AS-900…, are eligible for this program. Eligible individuals can enroll any time after initial resettlement and remain or re-enroll in the program as long as they have goals they want to work on with a NRPP case manager.

NRPP cannot provide services or funds that are already available through another program the client is enrolled in.

How can NRPP help me?

NRPP helps participants achieve goals toward short-term stability and long-term upward mobility. Participants work with a case manager to set goals and secure all the tools and information needed to achieve their goals. Financial assistance is available to reach short-term stability and move toward long-term goals.

Some ways NRPP has helped participants are:

  • Securing safe, affordable housing and paying move-in costs
  • Completing CDL training
  • Treating dental issues
  • Connecting with community members and accessing local resources
  • Career mapping and enrolling in college

What’s new in NRPP?

We have increased funding levels! Click HERE to see new funding guidelines. Each NRPP client may now make up to two upward mobility requests. Contact your case manager or join the program today to talk about your upward mobility goals.

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Mashid. Atlanta client.

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    Immigration Resources

    Recommended legal service providers:

    Please select your resettlement agency below to see legal services providers. If you don’t see your agency or if you have moved away from your initial resettlement location, contact your case manager for referral to immigration support.

    IMPORTANT: It is not possible for a private lawyer to get an application approved guaranteed by a certain deadline. Lawyers who promise that your family will join you in two weeks (or any exact amount of time) if you pay them a lot of money are probably lying. Please talk to your case manager before paying a private lawyer. NRPP can help you pay for immigration support by licensed attorneys at your local resettlement agency.

    Resources for truck drivers

    What next?

        • For many, long-distance trucking is a medium-term, rather than a long-term career. This is because driving for long periods can be physically and mentally difficult. If you choose to train as a CDL driver, NRPP recommends making a plan for your long-term career. Your NRPP case manager can help with this. Many truck drivers upgrade from a class A to a class B or C license, allowing them to transport passenger vans such as airport shuttles, school buses, or city buses. Other truck drivers upgrade to a heavy machinery license, allowing them to work well-paid local jobs on construction sites, warehouses, etc.

    Here are some resources for planning a career in truck driving and staying safe and informed on the road:

    NRPP is recruiting an advisory council [hyperlink to advisory council recruitment flyer] of NRPP community members who have participated in the program at any time since January 2020 to provide advice and feedback to USCRI to improve outcomes for program participants. Advisory council members must be able to devote approx. 25 hours over the course of a year to council activities. Approx. 21 of these hours will be in the form of phone or zoom meetings with the full advisory council, USCRI team members, and possible other participants. Council members will need to speak in a group setting about community needs and concerns and make suggestions for program improvement. Council members do not need to be English speakers- an interpreter can be provided to support participation in group discussions.

    To apply to join the Advisory Council, email and provide your name, location, contact information, and the reason you would like to participate in the council.

    Get connected to members of your community! Enter your name, contact information, and language here to see the contact information of fellow NRPP members who have signed up.


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