The Binational Center for the Development of Oaxacan Indigenous Communities announced it received grants totaling $94,155 from several partners, enabling the center to continue serving the indigenous migrant communities from Mexico that reside in California.
Kaiser Permanente Northern California Region awarded the center two grants totaling $54,000 to conduct outreach, education and enrollment in health plans. The Immigrant Legal Resource Center provided a $7,500 grant to develop a texting campaign to reach immigrants with information about resources, events and “culturally competent” domestic violence services. The California Immigrant Policy Center and the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California through the Drive California Coalition awarded $15,000 to assist undocumented immigrants in applying for driver’s licenses, which was legalized under AB 60.
The California Pan-Ethnic Health Network also awards “mini-grants” throughout the year, the center said, enabling the center to engage in the state budget and giving the communities a say in policies and bills that will benefit them.
The center was established in 1993 and is headquartered in Fresno. There are three other offices in California, including one in Madera.