G4G Award

The Office of Community Affairs’ Immigrant Services will receive research and technical assistance to better tailor local initiatives and outreach that promote immigrant inclusion thanks to a competitive Gateways for Growth (G4G) award given by New American Economy (NAE) and Welcoming America. This grant will help the County develop its first Immigrant Integration and Inclusion Strategic Plan.


Technical Support

Awardees receive individualized technical assistance from from NAE and WA to support the development of a multi-sector welcoming plan during the one year period of their G4G award. The planning process includes building connections with community stakeholders, convening working groups, and developing and presenting the strategic plan. During this time, awardees participate in monthly check-in calls with the G4G team, through which NAE and WA provide consultation on the planning process, help troubleshoot challenges, and connect communities to examples and resources, as appropriate. Awardees also have opportunities to connect with current and prior G4G awardees for peer-to-peer learning.


Timeline of Strategic Planning Process



Where we are at now

On March 3rd, 2021 the County of San Mateo’s Immigrant Services launched the first

On April 7th, 2021, the County of San Mateo's Immigrant Services held the second

On April 29th and May 3rd, the County of San Mateo's Immigrant Services held 4

On May 5th, 2021, the County of San Mateo's Immigrant Services held the third

On June 2nd, 2021, the County of San Mateo's Immigrant Services held the fourth


How to get involved

Looking for ways to participate in this strategic planning process? If your organization would like to participate as a community engagement partner and help us better understand the needs of our immigrant community through surveys, focus groups, and community meetings, please email us at ImmigrantServices@smcgov.org