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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Help for Immigrants Unable to Receive State or Federal Support

Help for Immigrants Unable to Receive State or Federal Support

Do you or someone you know need financial assistance but were unable to receive state or federal help due to immigration status? The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors has created a new San Mateo County Immigrant Relief Fund to help residents who are economically impacted by COVID-19 and are not eligible for state or federal assistance due to their immigration status.

The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved providing $2 million toward the fund and the County will partner with the nonprofit organizations Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County and Mission Asset Fund to coordinate and administer the funding. The relief fund has been seeded with $5 million from local developer and philanthropist John A. Sobrato, plus $1.7 million from additional private donors. The County’s $2 million contribution comes from Measure K, the voter-approved, countywide half-cent sales tax extension.

Learn more and apply online on the Mission Asset Fund website.

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