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Updated May 23, 2024

Notice of Funding Opportunity: Washington Migrant and Asylum-Seeker Support Project

The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services’ (DSHS) Office of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance (ORIA) is seeking qualified organizations to participate in the Washington Migrant and Asylum-Seeker Support Project, also referred as the WA MASS Project.  The purpose of this pilot project is to build a statewide network of organizations that are coordinated to respond to the specific and immediate needs of recently arrived migrants and asylum-seekers.

Funding for this project is provided by the Washington State Legislature and is available for state fiscal year 2025 (July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2025).  ORIA is accepting applications from both public and private entities, including city and county governments and other organizations interested in partnering to launch this pilot program. Qualified applicants must have the capacity to provide services that are culturally responsive and linguistically appropriate.  DSHS intends to award multiple contracts statewide covering a diverse range of geographic and ethnic communities in Washington State.

For complete information about this opportunity, please refer to our Notice of Funding Webpage.