USCIS reveals award receivers of almost $10 million in funding to support citizenship preparation programs

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Release Date: Sept. 28, 2017

USCISreveals award receivers of almost $10 million in funding to support citizenship preparation programs

WASHINGTON– U.S. Citizenship and Migration Provider (USCIS) has actually granted almost $10 million in grants to 45 public and personal non-profit companies throughout the nation to assist legal irreversible citizens get ready for naturalization. The grants likewise assist these companies promote potential residents’ assimilation into American civic life by moneying curricula created to increase their understanding of English, U.S. history and civics. Found in 26 states, these companies will get federal financing to support citizenship preparation services for legal irreversible homeowners through September 2019.

USCIS granted the grants through 2 competitive financing chances. The very first financing chance supports companies that supply citizenship direction and naturalization application support. The 2nd financing chance either helps non-profit companies that have not formerly got a grant from USCIS to develop brand-new citizenship direction programs, or assists companies broaden the quality and reach of their existing citizenship guideline programs.

Organizations that get grants under these financing chances can just utilize grant funds to offer services to immigrants who have actually been legally confessed to the United States for long-term home.

Considering that it started in 2009, the USCIS Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Program has actually granted $73 million through 353 competitive grants to personal or public not-for-profit companies in 37 states and the District of Columbia. Now in its ninth year, the program has actually assisted more than 190,000 legal long-term homeowners get ready for citizenship.

USCIS expects that this year’s awards will help an extra 25,000 legal irreversible citizens from more than 50 nations get ready for naturalization by Sept. 30, 2019. A list of this year’s receivers can be discovered on the USCIS site.

The Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Program is a huge part of the company’s efforts to support efficient citizenship preparation services, and to supply details on naturalization to immigrants and personal or public not-for-profit companies. USCIS likewise keeps the Citizenship Resource Center, an online center that offers finding out products to assist legal irreversible locals get ready for the naturalization procedure. USCIS likewise partners with federal, state and regional companies to raise awareness of the rights, obligations and significance of U.S. citizenship amongst the approximated 8.9 million legal irreversible locals nationwide who are qualified to make an application for naturalization.

For extra details on the Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Program, please go to