Grants and vendor agreements from $5,000 to $300,000 are available to build legal services programs, support community navigation, and create community educational workshops.Apply for a Grant
The Immigration System Blocks Human Potential
The everyday work of Oregon's Community-Based Organizations is already complicated and hard. Supporting clients who are battling the Immigration System makes it even harder. The Immigration System can be complex and dangerous.
Our community is scared of being deported. Our community is separated from their families. Simple things are harder because immigration rules keep people down.
Embedding Access to Justice in the Community
ECO supports Oregon's CBOs in solving the immigration problems people face everyday so that everyone can thrive and prosper. Through a universal, prioritized system that provides free access to legal services, access to funding for filings fees, technical & strategic support services, deportation defense, interpretation & translation services and more, ECO empowers CBOs to find successful interventions that solve immigration problems.
Unviersal Navigation Program
A uniform, statewide community-led uniform, trauma-informed entry point for enrollment, support, and guidance.
Community Education Program
Education and self-help workshops that empower community to led their own cases and defense.
ECO Clinical Program
One-stop shops with flexible hours to serve routine immigration legal needs, including work permits, court representation, and applications.
Panel Attorney Program
Highly-skilled and experienced immigration attorneys who provide direct representation
Fellowship & New Lawyer Program
One and two-year intensive training and direct representation fellowships for new law graduates or lawyers new to the field
Capacity Building Program
Funding for CBOs to build navigation and immigration legal service programs
Technical & Strategic Assistance Program
Training, research & analysis, and case troubleshooting for ECO providers
OSB Provider Referral Program
Collaboration with Oregon State Bar's contracted providers with referrals
ECO-OHSU Forensic Clinical Program
Medical forensic services for asylum-seekers and others suffering from trauma and hardship
An expanding network
The Universal Representation program is supported by
- The Governor of Oregon in her Recommended Budget
- FairShot Oregon Coalition
- The Oregon Racial Justice Council