Office of Legal Immigration Grant Program

GRANT AMOUNT (UP TO):

$125,000

DETAILS:

The Office of Legal Immigration Grant is newly developed in response to Senate Bill 2142 enacted by the Sixty-eighth Legislative Assembly to create the Office and develop a pilot program to support businesses pursuing or employing legal immigrants and to support communities to develop immigrant integration plans and activities. Improving employer awareness of and access to international recruitment pathways, preparedness to employ foreign-born individuals, and support economic inclusion in the workforce will improve recruitment and retention of foreign-born workers and those that are internationally educated and credentialed. Investing in community integration activities and increasing awareness of community-based resources and programs will improve the lived experiences and long-term retention of New Americans and immigrants living in North Dakota.Purpose: The Office of Legal Immigration grant is designed to support eligible employers and community-based organizations in their efforts to recruit, retain, and integrate New Americans in North Dakota.

ELIGIBILITY:

Track A Eligible applicants include:

  • North Dakota based employers that employ or plan to employ foreign-born workers.
  • North Dakota based industry associations that represent employers that employ or plan to employ foreign-born workers.
  • Applicants must be registered and in good standing with the North Dakota Secretary of State’s office.
  • Activities must take place in North Dakota.
  • Majority of workers impacted must reside and intend to work in North Dakota.

Track B and C Eligible applicants include:

  • North Dakota based New American and Immigrant Serving organizations and nonprofits
  • Job Development Authorities o Community Development Organizations
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Political Subdivisions
  • Other organizations addressing local or regional workforce or community development needs
  • Applicants must be registered and in good standing with the North Dakota Secretary of State’s office.
  • Activities must take place in North Dakota.

Ineligible Applicants Include:

  • Applicants that reside or operate outside of North Dakota.
  • Individuals
  • Political organizations subject to tax under IRC section 527, such as political parties; campaign committees for candidates for federal, state, or local office; lobbying organizations, and political action committees.
  • Institutions of postsecondary education
  • School districts and private schools

DEADLINE:

  • 7/30/2024


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July 1, 2024