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Disaster Recovery Assistance to Immigrants

The State of California's Department of Social Services has announced the Disaster Recovery Assistance to Immigrants Program (DRAI). The state has reached out to social service contractors serving immigrants and asked for these nonprofit partners to help distribute financial assistance to immigrants who are ineligible for any other federal or state aid due to their undocumented status. Catholic Charities of California has been asked to administer the DRAI program in the Bay Area through each of the local Catholic Charities agencies. Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, along with Catholic Charities of San Francisco and Catholic Charities of the East Bay, will work together over the next seven weeks (May 18th to June 30th ) to distribute approximately $15 million in disaster relief to approximately 35,000 undocumented immigrants. Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County's Economic Development Immigration Legal Services team is coordinating the immigration disaster assistance.

  • Catholic Charities has established a toll free hotline (866)490-3899 for individuals to apply for the financial assistance. 
  • The DRAI Fact Sheet (English and Spanish versions) below provides a summary of the program that you can share with your clients and the greater community.  
  • Please check Catholic Charities website at https://www.catholiccharitiesscc.org/drai for more information about the program and frequently asked questions.

This funding will provide much needed assistance to undocumented members of our community who are not eligible for other public relief. 

SOLO Solidarity Fund
The SOLO Solidarity Fund is a fund for undocumented immigrants in removal proceedings or with an immediate family member detained by the Department of Homeland Security or ICE.

Eligible applicants may receive $500.

Call: (408) 770-6202

*Must live in Santa Clara County
Immigrant Families Grant
The COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund by the Mission Asset Fund (MAF) is providing financial support to immigrant families who have been left out of the federal government’s relief efforts.

Immigrants may be eligible to receive a $500 grant to help cover whatever is most pressing in their lives.

How to apply:
  • Sign up today!

  • Based on funding availability, people will be asked to submit a pre-application.

  • MAF is reviewing pre-applications on a rolling basis. If funding is available, eligible applicants will be asked to submit a full application.

  • If approved your application, MAF will deposit a $500 grant directly into your bank account. 

COVID-19 Financial Assistance Program
The COVID-19 Financial Assistance Fund was created to provide emergency financial assistance to support low-income families and individuals who were facing economic hardship as a result of the pandemic.

Currently all funds have been exhausted but those interested are hihgly encouraged to add their to the interest list.

*There is no guarantee that funds will be but when/If additional funding becomes available,  eligible households on the interest list will be contacted.
Census Update

Update: the U.S. Census Bureau has adjusted their timeline in response to COVID-19. Click here to view an updated timeline. 

However, the #2020Census process is ongoing. Please look out for your notification in the mail and complete your census today!

Visit my2020census.gov or make a toll-free call to
(844)330-2020.

We are committed to welcoming a diverse Santa Clara County.
If you have any questions or want to learn more, contact us!
Email us at immigrant.relations@ceo.sccgov.org or call +1 (408) 678-1430.
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immigrant.relations@ceo.sccgov.org | (408) 678 - 1430 |
2460 North First Street, Suite 210, San Jose CA 95131

As part of the Division of Equity and Social Justice, the Office of Immigrant Relations is dedicated to providing a welcoming experience for all immigrants. We believe in celebrating, empowering, and supporting the integration of our diverse immigrant communities. In addition to providing policy analysis, the Office funds numerous initiatives including unmet civil legal needs for vulnerable populations, legal services for unaccompanied minors, pathways to citizenship and other programs for immigrant integration, deportation defense, Know Your Rights, the Rapid Response Network, and more.

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