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$1,000,000 Fund Announced to Help Dreamers Renew DACA by October

Originally Published: 9/14/2017

Mission Asset Fund (MAF) today announced it will provide $1,000,000 in scholarships to over 2,000 Dreamers to pay for DACA renewals by the October 5 deadline.

Last week, the Trump administration announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program is ending. DACA has provided security, safety, and the opportunity for a livelihood for 800,000 young people commonly known as "Dreamers." People who already have DACA and whose work permits expire between now and March 5, 2018 will be able to apply for a two-year renewal if they apply by Oct. 5, 2017.

Between now and the October 5 deadline, MAF will provide 2,000 Dreamers with scholarships of $495 to renew their DACA permit. DACA recipients with a permit expiring between now and March 5 are eligible to receive the scholarships. As time is of the essence, this online scholarship will be processed within a day.

The Weingart Foundation is pleased to contribute $500,000 of the fund to specifically support community college, California State University, and University of California students.

MAF has a long history of working with Dreamers and has helped hundreds to pay for DACA application fees using a 0% interest loan. This initiative builds on this track record of success. DACA recipients with expiring permits are encouraged to visit and apply immediately.

Philanthropic supporters of this fund include: the Weingart Foundation, the James Irvine Foundation, Tipping Point Community, The Chavez Family Foundation, and San Francisco Foundation.