NYIC Member organizations have access to a wealth of benefits. Click on the hyperlinks below or scroll down the page to learn about current and upcoming benefits for 2017 Member organizations. This page will be updated during the course of the year as new benefits are added.
- Funding Opportunities
- Hosting an NYIC VISTA
- Immigrant Concerns Training Institute
- Leadership Development
1. FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
During the course of each year, the NYIC provides its Member organizations with several opportunities to apply for grants/regrants. See below for current Requests for Interest (RFI) and Requests for Proposals (RFP) open to Member organizations.
Click on the hyperlinked title to learn more information and apply.
- RFP: Rapid Response Funding - Combatting Hate Crimes and Intimidation
Grant to support organizations in fighting anti-immigrant hate crimes, intimidation, bullying and/or harassment as part of their post-election rapid response efforts.
- Awards range from $5,000 to $15,000
- The deadline for proposals February 21, 2017
- RFP: Student Voter Registration Day
Grant to support organizations in participating in Student Voter Registration Day (SVRD) 2017 and presenting SVRD non-partisan civic engagement curriculum in New York City high schools.
- Awards are $1,500 per school served
- The deadline for proposals is temporarily open-ended
- RFI: Rapid Response Funding, This is Our New York Campaign
Grant to support organizations participating in the This is Our New York campaign, which is coordinating response efforts around protecting and promoting the interests of immigtants in wake of the 2016 presidential election.
- Awards are anticipated to range from $5,000 to $50,000
- The deadline for proposals is currently open-ended
2. HOSTING AN NYIC VISTA
During the beginning of the calendar year, the NYIC provides its Members with an opportunity to apply to be a host site for a NYIC VISTA. NYIC VISTAs are AmeriCorps VISTAs who - through the NYIC - engage in full-time paraprofessional service for 12 months at a host organization, where they work on capacity-building projects in support of the host organization's immigrant-focused anti-poverty programs/services. The capacity-building projects that NYIC VISTAs can work on include coalition-building, communications, community outreach, fundraising, program development and volunteer management. The deadline for applying to be a NYIC VISTA Host Site for 2017-2018 is January 31, 2017.
3. IMMIGRANT CONCERNS TRAINING INSTITUTE
The NYIC's Immigrant Concerns Training Institute (ICTI) provides trainings to attorneys and organizations in support of effective immigration legal services. The institute offers both Continuing Legal Education (CLE) and non-CLE trainings, in addition to trainings related to obtaining Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) accreditation. To view the ICTI training calendar, please click here.
NYIC Member organizations can enjoy the following benefits related to the ICTI:
- Training Discount
* ONA - New York State Office for New Americans
- Technical Assistance
Member organization staff are welcome to contact the ICTI for advice on how to resolve immigration legal questions. Member organizations seeking technical assistance should contact Legal Initiatives Associate Hallam Tuck at email@example.com.
4. LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
The NYIC provides its Members with opportunities to participate in leadership development and networking programs and events during the course of the year. See below for upcoming opportunities:
- Immigrant Civic Leadership Program (ICLP)
ICLP is a leadership development program run by CORO in partnership with the NYIC. It works to train emerging leaders in their development as advocates for immigrant communities. The application for the 2017 - 2018 ICLP program is expected to be released in the spring. Member organizations will be prioritized for many of the spots within the program's cohort.