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Citizenship and Integration Direct Services Grant Program

Citizenship and Integration Direct Services Grant Program

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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Citizenship and Immigration Services Bureau (formerly Immigration and Naturalization Service)

Deadline Date:

04/30/10

Description:

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Grant activities shall focus on promoting the rights and responsibilities of citizenship through citizenship education and naturalization preparation programs for legal permanent residents (LPRs). Proposed activities must include a citizenship education component consisting of citizenship or civics-focused English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction and citizenship instruction (U.S. history and government) to prepare LPRs for the civics, English reading, writing, and speaking components of the naturalization test. In addition to the mandatory citizenship education component, grant funds may be used to provide naturalization application preparation services, including legal services (within the scope of authorized practice of immigration law) and case management services to support the naturalization application and interview process. Grant funds may be used for outreach to inform LPRs of services offered through this grant-funded program and for staff professional development and volunteer training. Grants will be awarded to organizations proposing citizenship education services only, as well as to organizations proposing both citizenship education services and naturalization application preparation services.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 123604

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$4,500,000

Number of Grants:

45

Estimated Size of Grant:

$100,000

Eligibility:

  • Independent school districts
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

Pre-Application Information:

Letter of Intent is mandatory.

CFDA Number:

97.010

Funding or Pin Number:

DHS-10-CIS-010-003

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