Grant opportunities available for census participation, immigrant services

Grant opportunities available for census participation, immigrant services

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced that $4 million in grant funding is now available for application by community organizations involving “Census Participation” and “Assisting Immigrant Communities in Navigating Government Services.”

The two grant opportunities are available through the state’s Request for Grant Proposal. The Census Participation grant is $1.5 million and the Assisting Immigrant Communities in Navigating Government Services is $2.5 million. Applications must be received by Nov. 7.

“I am very pleased to offer these opportunities to community groups to help ensure our state is accurately counted and provide immigrant communities with the dollars necessary to support valuable programs and services,” said White.

Grant applicants will be required to submit information about their organization, its mission, the amount of the grant request and detail how the funds will be utilized if awarded.

To apply for available grants, applicants can visit cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/ex80.pdf or for the census grant visit illinoiscensus2020.com/publications/pdf_publications/ex81.pdf.