Citizenship and integration grant program archives
Citizenship Grant Program Awards. USCIS Director, Alejandro Mayorkas, announced the recipients for the $1.2 Million Citizenship Grant Program. The main goal of the grant program has generally been to provide citizenship instruction and application assistance to LPRs. Recipients of the Citizenship Grant Program Awards have included various types of organizations such as community and faith-based groups, public libraries, and adult education and literacy organizations. 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. During fiscal year (FY) 2009, USCIS awarded $1.2 million in grants to 13 immigrant-serving organizations across the country. These awards are currently expanding services and outreach on U.S. citizenship, educational opportunities, and available resources to nearly 70,000 LPRs in 11 states.