Coyote Dreamers Ally Network (CDAN)
The Coyote Dreamers Ally Network (CDAN) at California State University, San Bernardino is a network of faculty, staff, and community members committed to providing services to the undocumented and DREAMers student body at CSUSB. CDAN is an extension to the Undocumented Student Success Center (USSC) at CSUSB. Both CDAN and the USSC have the shared goal of providing as many resources as possible for this underrepresented community at CSUSB and our larger San Bernardino and Riverside Counties communities. The USSC has been working tirelessly to provide resources for our DREAMers through workshops, networking, advising, as well as provide a space where students can feel comfortable asking for assistance regardless of their immigration status. In addition, CDAN has been working towards providing a more UndocuFriendly campus for the community and an additional resource in the form of a fund that students can apply for assistance. This CDAN Gift Fund is an emergency grant for undocumented students who need help with tuition, books, housing, personal emergencies, study abroad opportunities, and immigration procedures. CDAN Emergency Grant funds will be available until funds run out.
CDAN is offering two types of Emergency Grants:
General Emergency (Up to $500.00): this grant type is for students with extenuating circumstances like the need for rent, medical services, or books.
Legal Fees Emergency (Up to $500.00): this grant type is for students looking to cover expenses like attorney fees or any other immigration fees.
In order to be eligible for funding, students must meet all of the following:
- Must be a currently enrolled student at CSUSB
- Must be currently enrolled in a minimum of 12 units as an undergraduate student or 6 units as a graduate student
- Must be a low-income student, as defined by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
- Must not qualify for federal financial aid
- Must be at a 2.0 GPA or above
*Disclaimer: New students’ applications will be reviewed after the census date. Due to the nature of emergencies, you may also apply for the Basic Needs Grant Programs here: www.csusb.edu/basic-needs/financial-security.