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New York State Citizenship InitiativeComponents A, B & C

New York State Citizenship Initiative
Components A, B & C

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Temporary and Disability Assistance, Office of

Deadline Date:

04/16/10 4:00 PM


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For eight to ten local agencies to provide direct services to assist non-citizens with naturalization (A). For one agency, to provide technical assistance to direct service providers (B). For one agency/entity to administer a toll-free statewide immigration information and referral hotline that ensures anonymity of the caller and provides callers with referrals to a range of service providers in New York State(C).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 123637

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Term of Contract:

60 months


  • County governments
  • Faith-based Organizations

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Public agencies, municipal governments, or any subdivision, not-for-profit corporations, including charitable organizations incorporated, registered and in good standing with the Charities Bureau of the Attorney General in the State of New York; and educational institutions.

Criteria for Component A - Direct Citizenship Services: Eligible applicants must have experience in providing, or a demonstrated ability to provide, services related to the naturalization process and other related services to non-citizen residents of New York State.

Criteria for Component B - Technical Assistance: Eligible applicants must have extensive experience in providing, or a demonstrated ability to provide, technical assistance and training on immigration law to service providers in New York State.

Criteria for Component C - NYS Immigration Hotline: Eligible applicants must have experience and/or demonstrated ability to provide a hotline to answer phone calls and provide referrals in multiple languages. Eligible applicants must have experience in providing information and referrals related to naturalization and other service needs to refugees and immigrants that reside in New York State. Eligible applicants must also demonstrate knowledge of a network of statewide community-based providers of refugee and immigrant services, particularly citizenship services and a network of social services providers.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Tom Keenan DFA
40 N. Pearl Street
Albany,NY 12243
Phone: (518) 402-3022

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