Policy Research to Advance the Inclusion of Immigrant Families and Children – Feb 16

Posted by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on February 6, 2024

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation invites applications for research on policies to advance the inclusion of immigrant children and families

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) invites applications for Policies for Action: Policy Research to Advance the Inclusion of Immigrant Families and Children.

Through this call for proposals, the RWJF invites research on policies with potential to advance the full social, economic, and civic inclusion of immigrant children and families. The intention is to spotlight policies that can transform systems/structures that ensure equal access to (and take-up of) goods and services, including public benefits, irrespective of immigration status.

The proposed research can cover a wide range of service systems, and related policies, including but not limited to early childhood care and education (including informal and home-based care) and access to subsidies and unbiased quality standards; publicly funded healthcare services, such as Medicaid, public health services, school- and community-based health services, maternal and child health services, sexual and reproductive health services, psychological counseling, and trauma-informed behavioral health (mental health and addiction) services; publicly funded social services, such as food and nutrition programs, out-of-school programs for children and youth, community safety and inter-personal violence prevention programs, and disability- and aging-related services and supports; other safety net programs such as TANF, SSI/SSDI, unemployment insurance, utility assistance, emergency food and shelter, and public benefit navigator programs; safe and affordable housing options and supports, including those relating to tenant rights, eviction prevention, first-time home buyer credits, and homeowner assistance; community development, communication, connectivity, transportation, and public health emergency-, climate change-, and disaster-related supports; civic engagement, driver’s licenses (and alternate IDs), language access, access to job training, entrepreneurship, and business development opportunities, and other welcoming and inclusive policies; and legal and financial services, including those related to immigration, lending/borrowing, tax filing (e.g., ITIN) and tax credits (e.g., EITC and CTC), and other public or private benefits and protections.

Up to six grants between $30,000 and $450,000 will be awarded. The duration of the awards is generally 12 to 36 months.

Preference will be given to applicants that are either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or Type III supporting organizations. The foundation may require additional documentation. Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories.

Letters of intent are due February 16, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. ET, and upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit full proposals, due July 23, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. ET.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation website.

Deadline: February 16, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. ET (Letters of Intent)

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