U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is now accepting applications for two funding awards under the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program. This program will provide up to $10 million in competitive grants to immigrant-serving organizations that provide citizenship instruction and civic integration services to lawful permanent residents.
The two funding awards are the following:
- Citizenship Instruction and Naturalization Application Services. This grant opportunity will fund public or nonprofit organizations that offer both citizenship instruction and naturalization application services to lawful permanent residents. USCIS expects to award 33 organizations up to $250,000 each, for two years through this opportunity. Applications are due by July 16, 2021.
- Refugee and Asylee Integration Services Program. This grant opportunity will fund up to six organizations to provide individualized services to lawful permanent residents who entered the United States under the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program or were granted asylum. This year the program has expanded eligibility to include lawful permanent residents who were admitted or entered the United States as Cuban or Haitian entrants or individuals admitted on a Special Immigrant Visa. Applications are due by July 16, 2021.
USCIS encourages organizations across diverse communities and geographic locations to review the Notices of Funding Opportunity to learn about the fiscal year 2021 funding opportunities.
For more information on the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program:
- Review the eligibility requirements to find out if your organization is eligible to apply for the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program; and
- Contact the USCIS Office of Citizenship at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit uscis.gov/grants for information on how to apply.