Immigration Services Funding
The Welfare and Institutions Code (WIC) §13302-§13306 authorizes the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) to award Immigration Services Funding (ISF) to qualified nonprofit organizations to provide one or more of the following six (6) service categories: (1) Services to Assist Applicants seeking Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA); (2) Services to Assist Applicants seeking Naturalization; (3) Services to Assist Applicants seeking Other Immigration Remedies; (4) Legal Training and Technical Assistance Services; (5) Education and Outreach Activities; and (6) Services to Assist Individuals with Removal Defense. These funds shall expand services by augmenting existing funding resources of other providers and will focus on services to immigrants who reside in the State of California.
The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Immigration Services Bureau is pleased to announce it has awarded $42,760,890 in funding to 103 nonprofit organizations for Immigration Services (ISF) and Removal Defense (RD) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-20. The total requested FY 2019-20 funds for ISF and RD was $83,753,560. Please review the award announcement for the current Fiscal Year:
ISF Awarded Organizations by Fiscal Year
ISF Invoice Forms
- FY 17-18 ISF Claim Form
- FY 17-18 DACA Legal Services Funding (Orgs approved in 2018)
Please direct all ISF questions to ImmigrationServices@dss.ca.gov.