The USCIS has increased its grant money by five million dollars in 2023 to programs that help to prepare lawful permanent residents (LPRs) for naturalization. The current goal is to reach primarily underserved communities across twenty nine states which encompass approximately 65 organizations. These organizations help LPRs with English language skills and knowledge of US history and civics. The programs also assist in the integration of LPRs into society with the goal of helping their clients be successful.
In an effort to make “…the United States a stronger, more inclusive, and welcoming nation. We encourage naturalization by educating remote, underserved and vulnerable populations about the benefits of citizenship and the naturalization process,” said USCIS Director Ur M. Jaddou. The grant program was started in 2009 and has helped about 300,000 people with their citizenship journeys.
For additional information on the Fiscal Year 2023 Citizenship and Integration Grant Program, visit www.uscis.gov/grants or email the USCIS Office of Citizenship, Partnership and Engagement at citizenshipgrantprogram@uscis.dhs.gov.