After operating the DACA Fund for more than six years, supporting nearly 1,000 low-income New Yorkers, New Economy Project has ended the program.
New Economy Project is no longer accepting DACA grant applications, as of Friday, February 1, 2019. We are processing grant applications submitted before that deadline, in the order they are received, until all remaining DACA funds are spent.
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About the Fund
New Economy Project launched the NYC DREAMer Loan Fund in 2012, making 0%-interest loans to cover DACA application and renewal fees for NYC residents. In 2017, when the Trump administration announced it was ending DACA, New Economy Project began making rapid-response grants to DACA renewal applicants facing financial hardship.
The Fund has helped meet a vital need, covering DACA application and renewal fees for nearly 1,000 low-income New Yorkers. We have unfortunately run out of funds and capacity to continue the program.
New Economy Project thanks our incredible network of nonprofit partners for publicizing and referring applicants to the Fund over the years. We also thank our anonymous donor who provided start-up capital for the Fund, and everyone who stepped up over the past year to donate to the DACA rapid-response grants program. We have deeply appreciated your partnership and support.
Other resources for DACA scholarships and low-cost loans include:
- United We Dream – DACA Renewal Fund
- LES People’s Federal Credit Union (Contact: Victor Marte, firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Brooklyn Cooperative Federal Credit Union (Contact: Claudia Fernandez, email@example.com)
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