Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey announced Friday he will use his emergency powers to create a $5 million forgivable loan program to help renters and small businesses affected by the economic fallout from the spread of COVID-19.
Unlike federal and state relief packages, families will be eligible for assistance regardless of their immigration or documentation status — offering a lifeline to thousands of people living in the city.
The stimulus legislation will not extend a helping hand to hard-working immigrant families who do not qualify for federal assistance, even in the midst of a pandemic. If you have reliable income and can afford it, your pledge and eventual donation will be directed to Bridges Academy, an Oakland public school, that serves a largely immigrant population where 80% of students are English language learners.
CBS News article outlining the Biden Administration's plans on immigration.
Join coordinating committee members from the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), UnidosUS, and The Children’s Partnership, to learn more about CTAN’s emerging work as the country continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic and systemic racism.
In her fourth quarterly message of 2021, GCIR president Marissa Tirona reflects on her first year at the helm of GCIR and looks forward to what the coming year will bring for GCIR, for movement leaders and organizations, and for our shared work.
As part of the $2 trillion COVID-19 relief package, many families will receive checks from the U.S. government. Cruelly, many of our neighbors will be left out of this critically important relief simply because of their immigration status.
Join us for GCIR’s first southeast regional network meeting, where we will create space for funders in the region to connect, learn from one another, and map out opportunities for future collaboration.
With the success of GCIR’s Southeast Network pilot call in 2023, we are excited to formally establish an ongoing Community of Practice for national and place-based funders who fund in the Southeast U.S. region.
Are you looking for ways to support your grantees in dealing with the challenges resulting from the coronavirus? Here’s what some funders are doing.