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USCRI Celebrates Welcome.US Grant Award

By USCRI November 19, 2021

The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants is pleased to announce that it has been selected to receive a grant worth $349K from the Welcome Fund, an initiative of Welcome.US, that will go toward efforts to resettle Afghan arrivals.

The Welcome Fund, launched in September, recently announced the first round of awards totaling $8.3 million that will be allocated to 28 nonprofits. The initiative has raised more than $12 million for organizations supporting Afghan evacuees since its inception, and is funded by more than 400 individual donors, foundations and corporations.

USCRI will utilize the funds to secure housing, including temporary housing, in communities where Afghans are scheduled to relocate. At the moment, we are working tirelessly to resettle refugees in more than 40 cities throughout the U.S. through our field offices and partner organizations and the grant will allow us to provide our clients with vital assistance.

“We are very grateful to Welcome.US for this generous award,” said Eskinder Negash, President and CEO of USCRI. “We appreciate their support as we work to meet the housing needs of thousands of Afghan arrivals. Thanks to the Welcome Fund, we can truly welcome home our new Afghan neighbors by ensuring their ability to rebuild their lives here.”


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