Mar 27 2009
Federally-Funded Grants Available for Public Service Organizations Working in Immigration-Related Employment Discrimination
This week the Justice Department announced that it will be providing grant funds for public education programs regarding immigration-related employment discrimination. The Office of Special Counsel for Immigration Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC), a section of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, has just announced that it aims to fund programs created and managed by public service and other organizations that provide information services to employers and employees that may be victims of immigration-related employment discrimination.
The Immigration and Nationality Act clearly prohibits discrimination in hiring, firing, and recruiting or referring for a fee in the workplace on the basis of citizenship status or national original for all citizens and non-citizens that are authorized to work in the U.S. The deadline for grant applications is April 26, 2009. Last year, the Justice Department awarded grants in amounts ranging form $40,000 to $100,000 to 11 organizations across the country.