Program Administrator Request for Application

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Closed (4 total applications submitted)
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​The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) is conducting a competitive Request for Application (RFA) for the establishment of the Program Administrator (PA) model within the Immigration Services Funding (ISF) program.


The Program Administrator model aims to streamline the Immigration Service Funding (ISF) program.  Designated PAs will assist CDSS to fulfill the administrative requirements to implement the ISF program in the Los Angeles, San Diego, and Bay Area regions. PAs shall be nonprofit organizations which meet State and program eligibility criteria and have the administrative capacity to manage designated programs and funding. The PAs will sub grant services to regional ISF sub grantees.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit

Eligible Geographies:

Los Angeles, Bay Area, San Diego Regions

Important Dates

The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
$50,000 – $3,000,000
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Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State
The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Advances & Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

Program Administrators will receive 40% of the funding award at time of grant execution. Invoice and payment schedule is included in the RFA.

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.


For questions about this grant, contact:
Immigration Services Unit, 1-916-651-8017,