ONE CALIFORNIA: Immigration Services Funding

To advance immigrant integration in California, a diverse set of stakeholders partnered to form the One California coalition to advocate for One California, a state budget proposal to support education, outreach and application assistance for immigrants eligible for naturalization or deferred action programs.

2015-2016 State Budget – “One California” Immigration Services Funding established through a $15 million investment administered by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

2016-2017 State Budget - $30 million investment in “One California” CDSS immigration Services Funding.



See below for helpful resources below about the ONE California budget initiative, answers to your frequently asked questions, and more.


The Immigration Services Branch (ISB) of the CA Department of Social Services (DSS) oversees this Immigration Services funding.

2016-17 Request for Applications

The Request for Application (RFA) period opens on September 1, 2016 and applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m. PST on September 30, 2016.

Please click here for more details from the Department of Social Services. For any questions regarding the RFA please contact .


  • California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC)
  • California API Budget Partnership
  • California Catholic Conference / Catholic Charities of California
  • California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation (CRLAF)
  • Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)
  • Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund (MALDEF)
  • Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network (SIREN)
  • Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC)



Questions? For more information on One California, please contact

Carlos Amador, Lead Organizer, at