​​NC State Refugee Program Advisory Council

As part of the Division of Refugee Assistance, the Targeted Assistance Program (TAP) helps refugees obtain employment within one year's participation in the program in order to achieve self sufficiency. TAP services are similar to Refugee Social Services, however they are distinctive in that they prioritize:

Cash assistance recipients, particularly long-term recipients
Unemployed refugees not receiving cash assistance
Employed refugees in need of services to retain employment or to attain economic independence

TAP allocates formula funds to states that qualify due to an influx of refugee arrivals seeking public assistance.

Targeted Assistance Program (TAP)