UUM Legal Services Program

Portal ID:
2208
Status:
Closed (28 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:
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Details

Purpose:

The Welfare and Institutions Code(WIC) sections 13300-13302 authorize the CDSS to provide grants to qualified nonprofit legal services organizations to provide legal services to eligible UUMs, as defined in Section 279(g)(2) of Title 6 of the United States Code, who are transferred to the care and custody of the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement(ORR)& are present in California in ORR custody or residing with a family member or other sponsor.

Description:

The funding for legal services provided pursuant to this Agreement is for the purpose of providing legal representation for UUMs in the filing of, preparation for, and representation in administrative and/or judicial proceedings for the following immigration statuses: Asylum, T-Visa, U-Visa, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), or other immigration remedies available to UUMs. Legal services include culturally and linguistically appropriate services provided by attorneys, paralegals, interpreters and other support staff for state court proceedings, federal immigration proceedings, and any appeals arising from those proceedings. 

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) is accepting applications for Unaccompanied Undocumented Minors (UUM) Legal Services Funding for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020- 21 and 2021-22. The CDSS grants selected qualified nonprofit legal services organizations to provide legal representation for UUMs in the filing of, preparation for, and representation in administrative and/or judicial proceedings for the following immigration statuses: Asylum, T-Visa, U-Visa, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), or other immigration remedies (OIR) available to unaccompanied undocumented minors.

Qualified applicants can apply for the UUM Legal Services Funding by completing and submitting an application for funding. Please review the information below to determine if your nonprofit organization meets the qualification standards. Funding determinations will be based on an applicant’s ability to provide all the required services set forth in this Request for Application (RFA). There is no guarantee all services an applicant applies for will be funded. The final award1 will be detailed in the final grant for services (Agreement).

Pursuant to the RFA process, the CDSS will select nonprofit legal services organizations that meet the qualifications and document the ability to provide all of the required services set forth in this RFA by organizational competence, as assessed from this RFA and past performance on UUM and Immigration Services Funding contracts or grants with CDSS, credibility, and capacity to reach and assist eligible UUMs.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit

The RFA process is open to all California-based nonprofit legal service organizations with 501(c)(3) status that propose to provide legal services to UUMs in California as defined in this RFA. To be eligible for UUM Legal Services Funding, an applicant shall meet the minimum eligibility criteria in the link below.  https://www.cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/immigration/unaccompanied-undocumented-minors 

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
September 1, 2020
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
December 31, 2022

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$2,900,000
Expected number of awards 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.
Dependent
Estimated amount per award 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.
Dependent
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Yes ( see Description for details )
Requires Matched Funding? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
No
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
Funding Method: 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)

How to Apply

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

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
Immigration Services Unit, 1-916-651-8017, UUMLegalServices@dss.ca.gov

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