Columbus City Council will fund a grant program to promote the recruitment of immigrants and refugees for civil service positions with the city.
Councilmember Emmanuel Remy says the New Americans Recruitment Initiative will offer five grants of up to $7,500 each.
“The goals of this program are to increase awareness of city of Columbus jobs in the immigrant, refugee, and New American communities, to increase the number of immigrants, refugees, and New Americans in Columbus positions, and to empower our trusted partners to provide these city of Columbus trainings to their clients,” Remy said. “Organizations must have a 501(c)(3) designation whose primary mission is to serve the New American population with at least some resources dedicated to workforce development, job placement, job training, or otherwise expanding economic self-sufficiency and integration for one or more segments of the New American population in Columbus.”
Applications are due by December 6. Here's a link to the grant application.