FY 2016 Citizenship and Integration Grant Program: Citizenship Instruction and Naturalization Application Services

The summary for the FY 2016 Citizenship and Integration Grant Program: Citizenship Instruction and Naturalization Application Services 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.
FY 2016 Citizenship and Integration Grant Program: Citizenship Instruction and Naturalization Application Services: 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 integration 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 exercise their rights and responsibilities. Through preparing for naturalization, immigrants will gain the tools to become successful citizens—ready to exercise their rights and meet their responsibilities as United States citizens.

The goal of the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program is to expand the availability of high quality citizenship preparation services for lawful permanent residents in communities across the nation. Additional activities that support this goal include making citizenship instruction and naturalization application services accessible to low-income and other underserved lawful permanent resident populations; developing, identifying, and sharing promising practices in citizenship preparation; supporting innovative and creative solutions to barriers faced by those seeking naturalization; increasing the use of and access to technology in citizenship preparation programs; working with local libraries which serve as a vital resource for immigrant communities; and incorporating strategies to foster welcoming communities as part of the citizenship and civic integration process.

The Citizenship and Integration Grant Program addresses the following DHS mission as specified in the Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR):

Mission 3: Enforce and Administer Our Immigration Laws

Goal 3.1: Strengthen and Effectively Administer the Immigration System
• Promote lawful immigration;
• Effectively administer the immigration services system; and
• Promote the integration of lawful immigrants into American society.
Federal Grant Title: FY 2016 Citizenship and Integration Grant Program: Citizenship Instruction and Naturalization Application Services
Federal Agency Name: Office of Procurement Operations Grants Division
Grant Categories: Community Development
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: DHS-16-CIS-010-002
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 319288
CFDA Descriptions: Citizenship Education and Training
Current Application Deadline: Apr 22, 2016
Original Application Deadline: Apr 22, 2016
Posted Date: Mar 2, 2016
Creation Date: Feb 29, 2016
Archive Date: Apr 23, 2016
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $9,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 36
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
The following entities are eligible to apply to this announcement:
• City or township governments
• County governments
• Independent school districts
• Native American tribal government (Federally recognized)
• Native American tribal organizations, other than Federally recognized tribal governments
• Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS status, other than institutions of higher education
• Private institutions of higher education
• Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
• Special district governments
• State governments
Grant Announcement Contact
Jacqueline Greely Grants Specialist
Point of Contact

Office of Procurement Operations - Grants Division 202-447-5950
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