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Bill Detail: HB24-1280

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Title Welcome, Reception, & Integration Grant Program
Status House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Amended to Appropriations (03/06/2024)
Bill Subjects
  • Human Services
  • Labor & Employment
House Sponsors E. Velasco (D)
L. Garcia (D)
Senate Sponsors R. Fields (D)
House Committee Business Affairs and Labor
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 02/13/2024

The bill creates the statewide welcome, reception, and integration
grant program (grant program) in the department of labor and
employment (department) to provide grants to community-based
organizations that provide culturally and linguistically appropriate
navigation of services and programs to migrants who are within one year
of arrival in the United States. A grant may be used for:
  • Conducting an intake and assessment of needs;
  • Providing cultural orientation; case management;
employment services or referrals to employment services;
housing, housing-related services, or referrals to housing;
English as a second language classes or referrals to classes;
financial orientation; referrals to mental and physical health
services; interpretation and translation services;
transportation services; and immigration legal assistance or
referrals to immigration legal services;
  • Distributing emergency and transitional supplies;
  • Assisting migrant parents to enroll their children in public
school or summer programs, including early childhood
programs; and
  • Other eligible expenses.
The bill requires the department to issue a request for proposal for
a nonprofit organization to administer the grant program.
For the 2024-25 state fiscal year, the bill appropriates $2.5 million
from the general fund to the department for the grant program.

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