Capacity Building for Immigrant-Focused CBOs

CONSUMER AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS

County Spending Category
1.6 Direct Community Investments
Federal Expenditure Category
Economic Impact Assistance: Other
Project Launch Date
02/28/2022
Anticipated End Date
12/29/2025
Interpretation Languages
  • Armenian
  • Cambodian (Khmer)
  • Farsi
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog/Filipino
  • Thai
  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese
  • Vietnamese
  • Arabic
  • Hindi

Project Contacts

Indicators & Metrics to Date

  • Number of Grants Provided
    0
  • Number of strategic plans or initiatives launched
    0
  • Number of Applicants
    45
  • Number of languages in which grantees provide services
    0
  • Number of grantees involved in existing strategic partnerships / collaborations
    0
  • Number of grantees serving highest need zip codes
    0
  • % increase in number of immigrants served
    0
  • Increased # of established strategic partnerships and collaborations involved immigrant-focused CBOs
    0
  • New languages served
    0
  • New ethnicities served
    0
  • New zip codes served
    0
  • Number of hours of training / technical assistance (cohort)
    0
  • Total hours of tailored coaching / TA completed to individual grantees beyond mandatory training
    0

Target Populations

  • Small Businesses
  • People with Disabilities
  • Individuals Experiencing Mental Health Disorders
  • People Experiencing Homelessness

Project Description

This project focuses on direct investments in community organizations serving immigrants as a Non-Geographically Concentrated population disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Two-year capacity-building grants will be implemented by the Office of Immigrant Affairs through a lead contractor that will provide tailored training, technical assistance and grants administration. Grants will support immigrant-focused CBOs in strengthening staffing, communications and other critical organizational systems that have been overwhelmed by demands for culturally and linguistically-responsive support to access County services and programs during the pandemic. $5 million has been allocated for this project, including a percentage dedicated to administrative and staffing costs to ensure the successful implementation of this project.

Goals & Objectives

Goal Description Increase the capacity of at least 20 immigrant-serving CBOs to engage immigrants in enrollment and service navigation through December 29, 2025.

Objective Description Grants of up to $150,000 will be awarded to individual organizations, with CBOs identifying themselves as working in collaboratives being weighted more in the selection process

Activity Description Conducting focused outreach to organizations serving priority immigrant communities and supporting 120 CBOs in successfully submitting grant applications for consideration by June 30, 2023
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
19 Performance Number of Applicants 50.00
27 Performance Number of Applicants 70.00

Activity Description Using an equity-focused rubric to award grants to immigrant-serving CBOs
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
17 Performance Number of Grants Provided 10.00
28 Performance Number of Grants Provided 16.00

Activity Description Connecting grantees with a pool of consultants, coaches and technical assistance providers who can help them develop their capacity-building strategies; implementing those strategies and tracking changes in immigrant communities served
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
31 Performance Total number of hours completed of group training / technical assistance mandatory for all grantees 6.00
32 Performance Number of hours of training / technical assistance (cohort) 6.00
33 Performance Number of hours of training / technical assistance (cohort) 6.00
34 Performance Total hours of tailored coaching / TA completed to individual grantees beyond mandatory training 10.00
35 Performance Total hours of tailored coaching / TA completed to individual grantees beyond mandatory training 16.00

Activity Description Interviewing individual grantees, as well as facilitating cohort convenings, to help grantees to reflect on their projects and to surface key learnings and insights that will be helpful to the entire immigration services field; compiling evaluation highlights into a comprehensive impact report
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
18 Program Outcome Number of strategic plans or initiatives launched 10.00
22 Performance Number of strategic plans or initiatives launched 16.00

Objective Description $500,000 will be invested to provide coaching and technical assistance on a pro bono basis to 10 immigrant-focused CBOs by December 31, 2024

Activity Description Using an equity-focused rubric to award grants to immigrant-serving CBOs
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
17 Performance Number of Grants Provided 10.00

Outcome Description Provide capacity-building grants to immigrant-serving CBOs who help immigrants to enroll in social safety net services
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
6 Program Outcome % increase in number of immigrants served

Goal Description Expand the number and types (ethnic, linguistic, geographic) of immigrant communities served throughout LA County particularly in the following geographies: * San Fernando Valley (SPA2; SD5) * San Gabriel Valley (SPA3; SD1): Home to largest number of LEP persons * Metro L.A. (SPA4; SD 1,2 and 3): Highest rate of Limited English Proficiency * South LA. (SPA6; SD2) * East L.A. (SPA7; SD1)

Objective Description Immigrant-focused CBOs will prioritize to serve up to 26 zip codes identified by the ARDI Equity Explorer tool with the highest concentration of foreign-born populations in the grantee selection process by December 31, 2023

Activity Description Using an equity-focused rubric to award grants to immigrant-serving CBOs
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
5 Service Delivery Number of grantees serving highest need zip codes 10.00
23 Performance Number of grantees serving highest need zip codes 16.00

Objective Description 12 immigrant-focused CBOs which provide languages that are not considered threshold by the County Department of Public Health December 31, 2023

Activity Description Using an equity-focused rubric to award grants to immigrant-serving CBOs
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
3 Service Delivery Number of languages in which grantees provide services 6.00

Outcome Description Serving more and different types of immigrants. Grantees will report on changes in ethnicities, languages, and geographies served
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
8 Service Delivery New languages served
29 Service Delivery New ethnicities served
30 Service Delivery New zip codes served

Goal Description Increased partnerships and participation in at 6 grantee cohorts resulting in stronger collaboration among immigrant CBOs and between CBOs and the County

Objective Description Amplifying the impact of grant dollars by prioritizing for selection grantees that indicate active participation in existing strategic partnerships or collaborations by December 31, 2024

Activity Description Using an equity-focused rubric to award grants to immigrant-serving CBOs
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
4 Program Outcome Number of grantees involved in existing strategic partnerships / collaborations 3.00
25 Performance Number of grantees involved in existing strategic partnerships / collaborations 3.00

Outcome Description Greater collaboration between the County and CBOs. This will be measured by the frequency of interactions between individual CBOs and OIA, as well as the number of formal partnerships and collaborations in which OIA is participating with immigrant-serving CBOs.
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
7 Program Outcome Increased # of established strategic partnerships and collaborations involved immigrant-focused CBOs