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USCIS offers grants to support citizenship preparation

  1. Original Date Announced

    July 25, 2018

    USCIS makes available $10 millon in grants to fund organizations conducting programs for lawful permanent residents seeking to naturalize. One program would fund up to 36 organizations that offer both citizenship instructions and assistance in completing naturalization applications. Another program funds four organizations provides services to former refugees and asylees who are now permanent residents seeking to increase their knowledge of English, U.S. history and civics to naturalize. [ID #627]

    USCIS News Release: USCIS Announces Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Opportunities
  2. Effective Date

    August 15, 2018

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Agency Directive
Subject Matter: Citizenship
Agencies Affected: USCIS

Pre Trump-Era Policies

  • Since 2009, USCIS has awarded millions of dollars through grants to immigrant-serving organizations. These organizations have provided citizenship preparation services to more than 200,000 lawful permanent residents of the United States. The funding of these grant opportunities is supported by fee funds. 


Trump-Era Policy Documents

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