Competative Grant Opportunities for Citizenship Preparation

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USCIS Announces Citizenship and Integration Grant Opportunities

Funding Will Expand Local Capacity to Prepare Lawful Permanent Residents for Citizenship

WASHINGTON— U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today the availability of three congressionally appropriated competitive grant opportunities designed to help prepare lawful permanent residents (LPRs) for citizenship and promote immigrant integration in the United States. This year’s program will offer approximately $8.5 million for citizenship preparation programs in communities across the country.

Two of the grant opportunities will strengthen citizenship preparation programs that provide direct services in communities across the country. The third 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 35 award recipients in September 2011.

To apply for these funding opportunities, interested parties may visit Applications are due by April 1, 2011. USCIS strongly encourages applicants to visit the website well in advance of the deadline in order to obtain registration information needed to complete the application process.

Fiscal year (FY) 2011 marks the third consecutive year of this competitive grant program. In 2010, USCIS awarded a total of $8.1 million in grants to 56 immigrant-serving organizations in 78 sites across the country.

For additional information on the FY 2011 Citizenship and Integration Grant Program, visit or contact the USCIS Office of Citizenship by phone at 202-272-1280 or by e-mail at

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