USCIS Announces Open Application Period for Citizenship and Integration Grant Program

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

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 citizenshipgrantprogram@uscis.dhs.gov or visit uscis.gov/grants for information on how to apply.

 

ORR Announces Funding Opportunities for Five Discretionary Grants

– The Refugee Individual Development Accounts (IDA) Program will fund grantees to establish and manage IDAs for low-income refugee participants who will open and contribute to IDAs for specific goals. Application deadline: June 18
– The Preferred Communities (PC) Program will fund grantees to support the resettlement of especially vulnerable refugees in preferred locations through services such as intensive case management. Application deadline: June 18 

Call for Grant Reviewers

F2 Solutions is seeking qualified individuals—both federal and non-federal—to review ORR discretionary grant applications (non-federal reviewers are eligible for a $1,500 honorarium). Candidates should have considerable expertise in areas related to serving ORR-targeted populations such as social work, case management, employment services, community development, and/or program-specific expertise. To learn more and register, click here.

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