The Challenge

Immigration is one of our nation’s greatest assets. Communities across the country, from Anchorage to Atlanta, have seen the positive effects of a growing immigrant population. New Americans’ economic, civic, and cultural contributions have helped revitalize neighborhoods, create businesses large and small, and make cities more vibrant and competitive. Recognizing this, many local governments, chambers of commerce, and nonprofits seek strategies to attract, retain, and integrate immigrants and international talent in their own communities. To support and scale these pursuits, in 2015 New American Economy and Welcoming America launched the Gateways for Growth Challenge (G4G), a competitive opportunity for public and private sector organizations to jointly apply for support in improving immigrant inclusion in their community. In the first three rounds of G4G, NAE and Welcoming America have supported 54 communities across the country.

This year, the Gateways for Growth Challenge will again offer resources to communities that demonstrate a public-private commitment to creating a welcoming environment for all residents.

Resources include one or both of the following: Interested communities should submit an application by September 30, 2020 by 5pm local time to For further information on selection criteria, requirements, timeline, and the application process, please see the full Gateways for Growth RFP and read the Frequently Asked Questions about the opportunity.

A webinar to address frequently-asked questions will be held on Monday, July 27 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. ET. To register, please click here. All other inquiries may be sent to

Detailed RFP