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.

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Immigration Integration


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Strengthening the Legal Services Infrastructure Adult English Language Acquisition

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Application Opens:  February 23, 2015
Info Session: March 4, 2015, 10-11 a.m.
Proposals Due: March 27, 2015

Application Opens: August 24, 2015
Info Session: September 1, 2015, 10-11 a.m.
Proposals Due: September 25, 2015

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.