Opportunity DHS-09-CIS-010-001

The summary for the Opportunity DHS-09-CIS-010-001 grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Office of Procurement Operations Grants Division, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Opportunity DHS-09-CIS-010-001: The Citizenship Grant Program being offered through the Office of Citizenship, within U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), will provide monetary support to community-based organizations (CBOs) that serve immigrant populations. Approximately $1.2 million of federal funding shall be made available through a competitive grant to CBOs that are located in areas of the United States with a large representation (or high concentration) of the nation's immigrant population. The funds shall be used to support citizenship preparation programs incorporating activities to assist naturalization applicants (or potential naturalization applicants) to improve English language skills, gain knowledge of U.S. history and government (civics), prepare for the naturalization application and interview process, and expand awareness of available information and resources related to U.S. citizenship and the naturalization process. The funds may only be used to provide direct services to immigrants with legal status in the United States. Specific services to be provided may include but are not limited to, English as a Second Language (ESL), English Language (EL)/Civics, citizenship instruction, educational resources (textbooks, language software, computers, etc), assistance with preparing and completing the naturalization application process (including case management), citizenship-focused community outreach, and staff and volunteer training.Letter of IntentIf you intend to apply for Fiscal Year 2009 funding under this program, please send an email 30 days [April 15, 2009] prior to the application submission deadline to citizenshipgrantprogram@dhs.gov. Although submission of the notice of intent to apply is not mandatory, your email will help USCIS plan more efficiently for the review of applications. In your email, please include the name of your organization, address, contact person, and phone number.
Federal Grant Title: Opportunity DHS-09-CIS-010-001
Federal Agency Name: Office of Procurement Operations Grants Division
Grant Categories: Education Other
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: DHS-09-CIS-010-001
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 97.010
CFDA Descriptions: Citizenship Education and Training
Current Application Deadline: May 15, 2009
Original Application Deadline: May 15, 2009
Posted Date: Mar 12, 2009
Creation Date: May 14, 2009
Archive Date: Jun 14, 2009
Total Program Funding: $1,200,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $100,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards: 12
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Category Explanation
Immigrant Services
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments - 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 - Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Private institutions of higher education - Small businesses - Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Community based organizations having demonstrated experience in providing citizenship and/or immigration-related services to legal immigrants.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Information not provided
Grant Announcement Contact
David Batcheller Grants Officer Phone 202-447-5272

david.batcheller@dhs.gov [david.batcheller@dhs.gov]
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