South Bend opens application for High Skill Immigration Fund

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Employers can now apply for the City of South Bend's High Skill Immigration Fund, an initiative that matches the costs of sponsoring H-1B visas for international employees.

The fund will match employer costs up to $4,000 per H-1B visa candidate the employer applied to sponsor in the 2023 H-1B visa lottery.

Funding will be given on a rolling basis.

Employers have until June 1, 2023, to apply.

Click here for the list of application questions.

Click here for the application.

In addition to funding, the initiative is also sponsoring two upcoming educational events for prospective employers and employees:

  • March 28, noon to 1 p.m.
    • “How to attract international talent to your business” with guest speaker Kwame Antwi-Frempong of Aspire Business Network
    • Register here
  • April 11, noon to 1:30 p.m.
    • “For international students: How to prepare for a career in the U.S.” with guest speakers Leah Zimmer and Monica Laidig from the University of Notre Dame
    • Register here
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