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OIRA Announces the Victim Compensation Fund Awardee

This one-time fund was established in response to the increase in hate crimes and targeted violence in immigrant communities, including those directly impacting Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities; incidents such as physical assault, home-invasions, robberies, and muggings. During listening sessions in 2023 with AAPI-serving community organizations, participants amplified… [ Keep reading ]

OIRA Announces the Seattle Immigrant Safety and Access Network Awardees

In response to the rise in violent crime and sudden death in the region, Mayor Bruce Harrell signed an executive order in February 2023 to enhance access to information and reduce barriers to supportive services for immigrant and refugee communities in the City of Seattle. As part of this effort,… [ Keep reading ]

Legal Defense Network Request for Proposals (RFP) Process

Updated 8/1/2023 Virtual RFP Information Session Purpose and Background Who Should Apply? Contracts and Funds Available Submission Instructions RFP Process Timeline Application Questions For More Information Applications due by September 22, 2023 at 5:00 PM (PT) The City of Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA) seeks applications… [ Keep reading ]

2022 Request for Letters of Intent (LOI): Seattle Refugee Fund – AWARDEES ANNOUNCED

Updated 10/27/2022 Seattle Refugee Fund Awardees Seattle Refugee Fund Letter of Intent Details FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Seattle Refugee Fund Awardees On Monday, October 24, 2022, the Seattle Foundation and the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs officially announced the Seattle Refugee Fund awardees: Funding source: 70% of… [ Keep reading ]

2022 Request for Proposal: New Citizen Program – RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED

Updated 5/24/2022 List of Awardees NCP RFP April 7th Information Session Video FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Applications were due on Friday, April 29, 2022 at 5:00 PM. We are no longer accepting applications for this RFP process. The Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA) sought applications from… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Provides Over 3,700 Grants Through Disaster Relief Fund for Immigrants

Versión en Español 中文翻譯 한국어 번역 Dịch tiếng Việt City Encourages Residents to Apply for Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund; Application Closes Sunday, December 6 The City’s Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA) – in partnership with Scholarship Junkies – has provided 3,703 individuals and households with direct… [ Keep reading ]

OIRA announces final legal clinic for DACA recipients and undocumented immigrants

Versión en Español 中文翻譯 한국어 번역 Dịch tiếng Việt DACA application renewal scholarships also still available The City of Seattle will host the final in a series of workshops providing undocumented immigrants and DACA-recipients an opportunity to meet with an immigration attorney. This clinic, conducted through phone and online… [ Keep reading ]