U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
08/05/22 11:59 PM EST
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, government agencies, Tribal governments, and school districts to prepare immigrants for citizenship. Applicants are advised to complete required registrations well in advance of the deadline. Funding is intended to support the provision of citizenship instruction services and naturalization application services. Partnerships are encouraged.
On June 27, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services began accepting applications for four competitive funding opportunities under the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program. Through these four opportunities, USCIS will offer competitive funding for organizations that help prepare immigrants for naturalization and promote civic integration through increased knowledge of English, U.S. history, and civics.
Citizenship Instruction and Naturalization Application Services
The first opportunity is for public or nonprofit organizations that prepare immigrants for citizenship by offering both citizenship instruction and naturalization application services.
Proposed services must include the following two components:
A. Citizenship Instruction Services:
Educational services that provide enrolled immigrants with the skills and knowledge needed to prepare for citizenship, including instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL), U.S. history and government, and the naturalization process.
B. Naturalization Application Services:
Within the scope of the authorized practice of immigration law, grant recipients must assist qualified program participants in preparing and submitting Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, preparing for the naturalization interview, and providing ongoing case management as needed.
Organizations may also use grant funding to:
For detailed information on the two mandatory program components, see Section C.2 on page 5 of the NOFO in Attached Files below as well as the "Citizenship Instruction and Naturalization Application Services" section of the URL for Full Text below.
For Allowable Costs, see page 17 of the NOFO in Attached Files below.
GrantWatch ID#: 128188
Up to 50
Maximum Grant Award: Maximum grant award is $300,000 ($150,000 for the first year and $150,000 for the second year)
Performance Period: Two years (comprising two budget periods, each lasting one year)
- Projected Period of Performance Start Date(s): 10/01/2022
- Projected Period of Performance End Date(s): 09/30/2024
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For additional information and updates on the FY 2022 Citizenship and Integration Grant Program, visit https://www.uscis.gov/grants or email the USCIS Office of Citizenship at firstname.lastname@example.org.
USCIS Program Office (Office of Citizenship):
- Send all questions to email@example.com.
- USCIS Office of Citizenship staff will respond within five business days.
DHS Grants Office: Send all questions to the Grants Officer at CISMailbox@hq.dhs.gov
For a hard copy of the full NOFO, please write or fax a request to:
If you use assistive technology and are unable to access any materials on Grants.gov, please email the Support Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be processed through the Grants.gov portal. If you experience difficulties accessing information or have any questions, please call 1-800-518-4726.
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