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FY 2019 Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Program: Citizenship Instruction and Naturalization Application Services - Federal Grants

Funding Opportunity Overview

Opportunity NumberCI-CET-19-002
Opportunity TitleFY 2019 Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Program: Citizenship Instruction and Naturalization Application Services
Opportunity CategoryDiscretionary
Funding Instrument TypeGrant
Post DateJuly 30, 2019 (Tuesday)
Last Updated DateAugust 8, 2019 (Thursday)
Close DateAugust 13, 2019 (Tuesday)
Award AmountUp to $9,000,000

Funding Detail Description

The Office of Citizenship (OoC), within U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is charged with promoting instruction and training on the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. USCIS recognizes that naturalization is an important milestone in the civic assimilation of immigrants. Naturalization requirements, such as knowledge of English and of U.S. history and civics, encourage civic learning and build a strong foundation upon which immigrants can fully assimilate into society. Through preparing for naturalization, immigrants will gain the tools to become successful citizens and meet their responsibilities as United States citizens. The goal of the Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Program is to expand the availability of high quality citizenship preparation services for lawful permanent residents in communities across the nation and to provide opportunities for lawful permanent residents to gain the knowledge and training necessary to assimilate into the fabric of American society. Additional activities that support this goal include developing, identifying, and sharing best practices in citizenship preparation; increasing the use of and access to technology in citizenship preparation programs; working with local libraries and museums which serve as vital resources for immigrant communities; and incorporating strategies to foster welcoming communities as part of the citizenship and civic assimilation process. Furthermore, the goals of the Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Program address the DHS mission to Enforce and Administer Our Immigration Laws as stated in the 2014 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review as the program provides lawful permanent residents instruction on the rights and responsibility of U.S. citizenship and information and support on how to apply for naturalization within the authorized practice of immigration law.

Funding Additional Information

Agency NameOffice of Procurement Operations - Grants Division
Important Dates
Post DateJuly 30, 2019 (Tuesday)
Close DateAugust 13, 2019 (Tuesday)
Last Updated DateAugust 8, 2019 (Thursday)
Archive DateSeptember 12, 2019 (Thursday)
Awards Detail
Award Ceiling$9,000,000
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementYes
Additional InformationFY 2019 Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Program: Citizenship Instruction and Naturalization Application Services
Additional Information URLhttps://www.grantsolutions.gov/gs/preaward/previewPublicAnnouncement.do?id=64297

CFDA Numbers

Next CFDA (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance) numbers are associated to this grant.
  • 97.010 - Citizenship Education and Training

Categories of Funding Activities

Categories of Funding Activities

  • Community Development

Category Explanation

  • No Additional Explanation Reported

Funding Eligibility

Eligible Applicants

  • County governments
  • City or township governments
  • Special district governments
  • Independent school districts
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education

Grantor Contact Information

Grantor ContactJacqueline Greely
Grants Specialist
CISMailbox@hq.dhs.gov
EmailCISMailbox@hq.dhs.gov
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