Client receives a laptop through MG program

Matching Grant (MG)

The Matching Grant Program (MG) is a post-resettlement program that provides employment services to refugees and other ORR-eligible populations. The program goal is to gain economic independence within 180 to 240 days of enrollment. MG offers 8 months of individualized case management and job readiness support, while clients are in the initial process of identifying and securing sustainable employment.

Services Provided:

  • Intensive Case management
  • Employment & Skills Training
  • Job referrals
  • Financial Literacy & Budgeting

 The Matching Grant Program also supports client with:

  • Cash Assistance
  • Rental Assistance
  • Transportation Allowance
  • English Language Learning Classes
  • Health and Medical Support

Matching Grant clients may apply for other benefits such as food stamps, Medicaid, or Refugee Medical Assistance.

Eligible population include:

  • Refugees
  • Asylees
  • Special Immigrant Visa (SIVs)
  • Certified Victims of Torture (T- Visa Holders)
  • Asylees, Victims of Torture, and SIVs must enroll in MG within 90 days of the final grant of status. Newly arrived refugees must enroll within 30 days of admission.