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  • First of all, let me explain how we are defining immigrant integration so that we are all on the same page. We are using the Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrant s and Refugees definition in that its is: A dynamic, two-way process Concerned with both newcomers and settled immigrants and the receiving communities they live in To ensure secure, vibrant and cohesive communities.
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    1. 1. How to Apply The Immigrant Integration Initiative California Community Foundation March 9, 2009
    2. 2. What is the Immigrant Integration Initiative? <ul><li>The Immigrant Integration Initiative is a five-year effort that involves both grantmaking and leadership efforts to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expand access to social services & resources to learn English and strengthen relationships between receiving communities and immigrants. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Convene key stakeholders through an Immigrant Integration Council to develop/advocate for public policies that further the integration of immigrants in the LA region. </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Defining Immigrant Integration Immigrant integration is a dynamic, two-way process in which immigrants and non-immigrants work together to build secure , vibrant and cohesive communities. Immigrants commit to building a life here, learning the language, contributing as fully as possible to civic life and adapting to a new lifestyle without losing their own identity or rejecting their past. Non-immigrants come to know and build relationships with immigrants, and offer immigrants opportunities to participate in their community.
    4. 4. Why is CCF is Funding this Initiative <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2-year due-diligence process </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>County Demographics </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Eligibility Requirements <ul><li>All organizations must: </li></ul><ul><li>Have 501c(3) status </li></ul><ul><li>Located in and serve residents of Los Angeles County </li></ul><ul><li>Meet all Request for Proposal criteria </li></ul><ul><li>Submit a proposal no longer than eight pages </li></ul>
    6. 6. Social Services Planning Grant Guidelines and Application Request for Proposal Information Download the guidelines and application at www.calfund.org/learn/II_GrantmakingOverview.php
    7. 7. This strategy seeks to: <ul><li>Improve and strengthen relationships among various service providers </li></ul><ul><li>Expand provider outreach capacity to immigrant populations </li></ul><ul><li>Improve service coordination among providers </li></ul><ul><li>Increase immigrant access to social services (i.e. health, nutrition, housing, employment services, etc.) </li></ul>
    8. 8. What We Fund and Grant Amounts <ul><li>Criteria: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Track record </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizational capacity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to implement action plan </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Grant Amounts: </li></ul><ul><li>CCF is offering 12-month planning grants of up to $25,000 per organization. Upon completion of the planning process, two-year implementation grants totaling $150,000 will be available. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Proposal Narrative
    10. 10. Organization Background <ul><li>(RFP Section 2, Question 3) </li></ul><ul><li>History, mission, programmatic strategies and activities of your organization. </li></ul><ul><li>Profile of staff that would implement this project. </li></ul><ul><li>Describe your target populations (e.g. youth, seniors, families, disabled, etc.). </li></ul>
    11. 11. Experience <ul><li>(RFP Section 2, Question 4) </li></ul><ul><li>Applicants should have demonstrable experience and a track record of success in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Working with immigrants and collaborating with other organizations to address a common issue </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Describe your experiences and successes with these kinds of projects and what lessons you learned from these experiences </li></ul>
    12. 12. Description of Proposed Project <ul><li>(RFP Section 2, Question 5) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Describe your experience and capacity in forming collaboratives. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How would participation in the Immigrant Integration Initiative further your organization’s missions and goals? </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Project Timeline and Outcomes <ul><li>(RFP Section 2, Question 7) </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a preliminary work plan and timeline that describes proposed project strategies, activities, outcomes or deliverables and responsible staff. </li></ul><ul><li>The timeline should have a starting date for the proposed project that is after award notification (no later than July 1, 2009) and a completion date within 12-months. </li></ul>
    14. 14. Example: Planning Workplan (RFP Section 2, Question 7) Download an example by visiting www.calfund.org/learn/II_GrantmakingOverview.php . (i.e. forward logic model and end of year report) Deliverable Complete logic model Complete program design (includes: outcomes, strategies, indictors, specific methods of data collection, and activities planned) Provide five training sessions for the planning leadership group Conduct planning meetings Establish planning leadership group Planning Activities (i.e. forward interim report and updated work plan) Deliverable Identify engagement issue Assessment Activities Conduct asset mapping of the area around the designated (i.e. Utilize Healthy Cities 3.0, Contact local government offices to inform them of this initiative and invite their active participation ) Engage key partners Outreach Activities Convene staff workgroup to guide and engage in this planning process Preparatory Activities Responsible Party Timeline (COMPLETION DATE) Key Steps Activity
    15. 15. Guidelines and Application RFP Information Download the guidelines and application at www.calfund.org/learn/II_GrantmakingOverview.php Cross-Cultural Collaboration Grant
    16. 16. This Strategy Seeks to: <ul><li>Develop a shared vision for the community among all residents around a particular problem or issue as identified by residents. </li></ul><ul><li>Civically involve immigrants in their neighborhoods. </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance cross-cultural collaboration among immigrants and non-immigrants. </li></ul><ul><li>Improve trust and mutual understanding among diverse groups. </li></ul>
    17. 17. What We Fund and Grant Amounts <ul><li>Criteria: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Develop an issue-based action plan </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Implement an organizing, training and leadership development program </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Increase the civic knowledge of local issues </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Develop evaluation tools and plan </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Grant Amounts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CCF is offering two-year grants of up to $200,000 per organization. </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. Proposal Narrative
    19. 19. Organization Background <ul><li>(RFP Section 2, Question 3) </li></ul><ul><li>History, mission, programmatic strategies and activities of your organization. </li></ul><ul><li>Profile of staff that would implement this project. </li></ul><ul><li>Describe your target populations (e.g. youth, seniors, families, disabled, etc.). </li></ul>
    20. 20. Experience <ul><li>(RFP Section 2, Question 4) </li></ul><ul><li>Applicants should have demonstrable experience and a track record of success in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct organizing and coalition building across racial and linguistic lines, particularly in low-income, immigrant communities. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Describe your experiences and successes with these efforts, and the lessons you have learned from these experiences. </li></ul>
    21. 21. Project Description <ul><li>(RFP Section 2, Question 5) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What specific community problem or issue do you hope to address through the proposed grant? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What specific outcomes will be achieved through support of this request? State your anticipated results in well-defined terms (e.g. describe the desired effect/ change, who or what will be impacted, in what ways and by when). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Describe your experience and success working with that particular problem or issue. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Describe the key strategies, objectives and activities your organization will undertake to achieve the specified outcomes. </li></ul></ul>
    22. 22. Project Description Cont. <ul><li>(RFP Section 2, Question 5) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Identify key staff, volunteers or consultants who will implement the project. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Describe the capacity of the organization and its past experience in this type of work. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How will addressing this problem or issue facilitate immigrant integration? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How would participation in the Immigrant Integration Initiative further your organization’s mission and goals? </li></ul></ul></ul>* Proposals must articulate clear outcomes, measureable objectives, activities and benchmarks to achieve the desired impacts .
    23. 23. Project Timeline and Outcomes <ul><li>(RFP Section 2, Question 7) </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a project work plan and timeline that describes planned activities, outcomes, indicators and baseline measurements, and responsible staff. </li></ul><ul><li>The timeline should have a starting date for the proposed project that is after award notification (no later than July 1, 2009) and a completion date within a 12-month period. </li></ul>
    24. 24. Example: Workplan &Timeline (RFP Section 2, Question 7) Download an example by visiting www.calfund.org/learn/II_GrantmakingOverview.php . ABC NPO Increase awareness of participating residents on public policies B&A Survey Poll conducted in 2000 indicated the levels of CE to be low (8% of residents were aware of local policy efforts that impact them) % of residents trained on local public policies/protocols Train residents on public policy advocacy EXAMPLE: Community-based leadership Responsible Party Specific Outcome/s Baseline Level and date of measurement Measure/s Activities Planned Major Strategy/ies
    25. 25. Required Documents <ul><li>Proposed project budget (see attachment A) </li></ul><ul><li>Copy of the original IRS determination letter (or that of the fiscal agent) </li></ul><ul><li>Roster of the organization’s board of directors. </li></ul><ul><li>Organization’s current year operating budget in format approved by board of directors </li></ul><ul><li>Form 990 </li></ul><ul><li>Most recent audited financial statement </li></ul>
    26. 26. Review and Selection Process <ul><li>A committee with issue expertise will help review all proposals recommended for funding to CCF’s board of directors </li></ul><ul><li>Applicants may receive a site visit, telephone call or other communication from CCF staff as part of the proposal review process </li></ul><ul><li>Successful applicants will be informed of selection no later than June 19, 2009. </li></ul>
    27. 27. Evaluation and Monitoring <ul><li>Grantees will be expected to meet CCF’s requirements for the submission of financial and narrative reports, including an interim progress and/or presentation to CCF staff and final report. </li></ul><ul><li>Grantees will be asked to participate in periodic meetings to share information on project activities and best practices, as well as peer learning sessions </li></ul>
    28. 28. <ul><li>All applications with required attachments must be received by 5 p.m. PST on Friday, Mar. 27, 2009. </li></ul>Submission Deadline

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