The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on Monday that the agency is providing up to $20 million in grant funding for citizenship preparation programs. This amounts to a $10 million increase from last year. These grants are awarded to organizations that provide naturalization preparation courses, English courses and U.S. civics instruction so that applicants can best prepare to apply for U.S. citizenship. DHS Secretary Mayorkas summarized the intention behind this increase in funding as follows: “By adding additional funding opportunities, organizations will be able to reach more communities and ensure noncitizens have access to the tools and resources needed for citizenship education.”
To apply for these funding opportunities, visit www.grants.gov. USCIS encourages applicants to visit www.grants.gov before the application deadline to obtain registration information needed to complete the application process.
For additional information on the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program for fiscal year 2022, visit www.uscis.gov/grants or email the USCIS Office of Citizenship at firstname.lastname@example.org.