USCIS Announces Citizenship and Integration Grant Opportunities

Funding will expand local capacity to prepare legal residents for citizenship

USCIS announced today the availability of two different grants totaling $7 million designed to promote citizenship education and immigrant integration in communities across the country.

The first grant will strengthen locally-based citizenship preparation programs. The second grant will increase the capacity of members or affiliates of national, regional, or statewide organizations to offer citizenship services in underserved communities. USCIS expects to announce an estimated 50 award recipients in September 2010.

Those organizations planning to apply for either of the grants must send a mandatory letter of intent to by March 26, 2010. To apply for either program, visit Applications for both grant opportunities are due by April 30, 2010.

For more information about the FY 2010 Citizenship Grant Program, visit