June is Immigrant Heritage Month

June is Immigrant Heritage Month (IHM), an annual celebration recognizing immigrants’ experience, contributions and achievements throughout our country’s history. Each year, the City of Boulder provides grants to local organizations to recognize IHM through events and celebrations that honor the immigrants who have shaped the city for generations. The grants support events that facilitate the successful integration of immigrants into the civic, economic and cultural life of the Boulder community.

The city’s Human Relations Commission (HRC) invites nonprofit groups to submit grant proposals through Feb. 16, 2022, to host Immigrant Heritage Month (IHM) events this June. Organizations that qualify will receive up to a $1,500 grant to help support their events. Additionally, the city’s Office of Arts and Culture is offering enhancement sponsorships of up to $2,000 available per event for programs that include arts components.

To qualify, the event must meet all eligibility requirements, including:

  • Be a community-initiated event
  • Hosted by a local nonprofit agency or group
  • Free and open to the public
  • Held in the City of Boulder
  • Follow financial requirements
  • Comply with all federal, state and local laws

The HRC recognizes the importance of educating the community on shared immigrant histories, diverse cultures and the role these play in shaping and enriching the community. IHM events help Boulder to grow as a safe and inclusive community.

More information about IHM, including the grant application, can be found on the city’s website.