Applying for Funding
Our first round of funding is now complete. Please stay tuned for updates on future rounds of funding.
Who will be administering the Greater Boston Immigrant Defense Fund?
The Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (“MLAC”), the largest funding source for civil legal aid programs in Massachusetts, will serve as the initiative’s fiscal sponsor. As the fiscal sponsor, MLAC will coordinate a process to review proposals of and then distribute the grants to nonprofit agencies and legal services providers seeking grants from the Fund, in line with the priorities and eligibility requirements outlined in the RFP. Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI), a statewide poverty law and policy center and Immigration Coalition convenor, will serve as the coordinator for the network of Immigrant Defense Fund grantees.
What is the role of the City of Boston in the Fund?
The City of Boston, through the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement, will be tracking and evaluating the impact of the initiative over the course of a two-year pilot period.
For how long will the Greater Boston Immigrant Defense Fund operate?
The Fund will operate for a two-year pilot period.