Immigrant Integration

Promoting mutual benefits for immigrants and their receiving communities

In our region, one-third of our residents are immigrants, nearly half of our workforce is foreign-born and close to two-thirds of those under the age of 18 are children of immigrants.

Given this demographic reality, a new social model of immigrant integration - one that promotes mutual benefits for immigrants and their receiving communities while allowing newcomers enhanced civic participation and improved economic mobility - is critical.

Download our Interim Report and Final Report guidelines.

Immigration Integration

Strengthening the Legal Services Infrastructure Adult English Language Acquisition

RFP Release:  April 7, 2014
Info Session: April 8, 2014
Proposals Due: May 9, 2014

RFP Release: September 29, 2014
Info Session: October 14, 2014
Proposals Due: October 31, 2014

Targets the need for affordable and reliable immigration legal services provided by nonprofit community organizations. Targets the growing demand for high-quality English as a Second Language and Vocational English as a Second Language, or ESL and VESL instruction.
Grants support legal service providers or collaboratives that:
  • Explore the prioritization of unmet immigrant legal needs and provide collaborative members the opportunity to build cross-county connections.
  • Assess legal staff capacities to meet difficult immigration matters.
  • Expand the number of BIA-accredited staff at legal organizations and/or legal service collaboratives.
Grants will be provided for region wide efforts that:
  • Coordinate community college, adult education and nonprofit ESL and VESL programs;
  • Target instruction in our region to immigrants from the top five sending countries;
  • Promote best practices and maximize funding resources.