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Bill Detail: HB24-1280

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Title Welcome, Reception, & Integration Grant Program
Status House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass (05/08/2024)
Bill Subjects
  • Human Services
  • Labor & Employment
House Sponsors E. Velasco (D)
L. Garcia (D)
Senate Sponsors R. Fields (D)
L. Cutter (D)
House Committee Business Affairs and Labor
Senate Committee Business, Labor and Technology
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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