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Illinois COVID-19 Immigrant Family Support Project
The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) explains:
The COVID-19 pandemic put the systemic failures of our health care, labor, economic and public safety infrastructure on full display. Our communities have been uninsured, underpaid, and over-policed long before this crisis struck.
As the faults of these systems are laid bare, we have an opportunity and responsibility to fight for a vision of a world where the most vulnerable are not left out but also given the opportunity to live lives of dignity and respect.
The COVID-19 Immigrant Family Support Project is just one avenue to respond to the needs of our communities.
The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights in collaboration with the Illinois Department of Human Services and the Illinois Immigration Funders Collaborative will provide direct assistance to families that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic consequences. ICIRR and IDHS will work with Illinois Welcoming Centers (IWC), Immigrant Family Resource Program (IFRP), and New Americans Initiative (NAI) partners with current contracts to deliver this much needed program.
Quad Cities Alliance for Immigrants and Refugees (QCAIR), World Relief - Moline and Open Door (Rock Island Welcoming Center) each received a grant for 20 applications for Rock Island and Henry County residents. They’re working together to ensure that 60 eligible QC families complete the application process prior to the June 30, 2020 deadline.
Qualified applicants must be not eligible for the federal stimulus package, unemployment insurance and federal benefits; he/she must have a photo ID and proof of address (official document with printed name and address, e.g. phone bill, utility bill, bank statement, etc.).
The deadline for application is June 30th. The successful applicant will receive a cash award of $1000, which is limited to one per household. This is state funding, and is exempt from Public Charge.
Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. To expedite your application, please contact them no later than Friday, June 26th.
Contact one of the people below to begin this process. Assistance in Spanish and French are also available (flyers in each language may be downloaded below).
QCAIR: Nana Ouro-Agoro – 309-716-7437 or firstname.lastname@example.org
World Relief: Habie Timbo -309-938-0275 or email@example.com
Open Door: Loredia Dixon – 309-793-8201
French Speakers: Nana Ouro-Agoro – 309-716-7437 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Spanish Speakers: Maria Bribriesco – 563-505-5711 or email@example.com
Note: When you go to the ICIRR website, it says "Funding Update – the $2 Million funds have been exhausted." Disregard this message! The QC groups have already been granted these applications and funding is guaranteed (although application submission does not guarantee approval of request). The state of Illinois is continuing to seek further funding for this program.