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USCIS Selects Recipients for the FY 2009 Citizenship Grant Program

$1.2 Million in Awards to Expand the Number of Citizenship Preparation Programs for LPRs

Published: Sep 18, 2009 By: USCIS Source: My Source

"On Sept. 17, 2009, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that 13 organizations have been selected to receive federal funding to support citizenship preparation programs for legal permanent residents (LPRs). This funding will also expand outreach on U.S. citizenship, rights and responsibilities, and available educational opportunities and resources.

Through the Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance and Continuing Appropriations Act of 2009 (Public Law 110-329), Congress created the Fiscal Year 2009 Citizenship Grant Program. This competitive grant program provides approximately $1.2 million in federal funding to support citizenship preparation programs for legal permanent residents (LPRs).

USCIS, through a published review process, will provide funding to selected community-based organizations (CBOs) that serve one or more priority immigrant groups in areas of the United States that contain a large representation of the country’s immigrant population. The funding will be used to expand the number of people served by programs that assist LPRs improve English language skills, gain knowledge of U.S. history and government (civics), and prepare for the naturalization application and interview process."

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