New funding opportunity from the Protecting Immigrant Families Campaign.

“As we wait on a final public charge rule to be issued, we know that many families are already choosing to dis-enroll from health, housing and nutrition programs due to fear of immigration consequences. Funding will support organizations in engaging with their networks and disseminating accurate and understandable information through trusted sources about the conditions under which public charge factors can be taken into account for immigration purposes – and when they cannot – both abroad and in the U.S.” – Protecting Immigrant Families

A copy of the Request for Proposals (RFP) is available here. Answers to frequently asked questions below.

  • How much money will be awarded? We invite proposals for grants of $10,000-$20,000 for a project period of approximately eight months, starting immediately.  Grant awards may vary based on full consideration of the proposals submitted, the number of organizations applying together, and the number of applications received from a particular state.
  • What’s the deadline? Brief application materials (less than 4 pages) are due by 5:00 pm ET on April 15, 2019.  Grant decisions will be announced by April 30, 2019.
  • Who should apply? Preference will be given to organizations and coalitions well-positioned to directly interface with immigrant communities, monitor the impact of public charge and other anti-immigrant policies, and diversify the breadth of immigrant and people of color voices in the PIF campaign. Coalitions may be national or state/local in scope, and either broadly serve immigrant communities and/or communities of color or specific populations. We encourage the submission of joint applications from groups to promote collaboration and coordination.

Additional, detailed information on funding criteria is available in the RFP.

We look forward to receiving your proposals! If you have any questions regarding this funding opportunity, please reach out to Madison Hardee ( and Connie Choi (

Last Updated on March 29, 2019 by HepFree NYC

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