Massachusetts to provide grant funding for immigration legal services for migrants

By Sophie Lewis – The Daily Free Press

The Brazilian Worker Center in Allston for resources on immigration and labor rights. The Massachusetts Attorney General’s office announced a new grant that provides funding for nonprofits focused on legal support for immigrants. MOLLY POTTER/DFP PHOTOGRAPHER

Due to the recent surge of migrants into Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office is now accepting applications for a $750,000 grant program that provides funding for nonprofit legal services focused on providing immigration-related legal counsel.

Under the grant program, legal service organizations can receive up to $100,000 for one year to supply a variety of resources, according to The program hopes to encourage self-sufficiency and integration, while alleviating the burdens placed on immigration shelters, emergency services and the local communities that have been struggling to support the large influx of migrants.

By expanding and improving relationships with law firms, clinics, shelters and other service-providing organizations and equipping staff with mobile workspace resources, the program aims to tackle the current backlog of migrants awaiting help. Applications must be submitted by Oct. 10, and funding for recipients is expected to begin on Nov. 13.

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Source – The Daily Free Press

Published September 28, 2023

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