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Grants for citizenship preparation services for lawful permanent residents

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signing-documentsUSCIS wants to make preparation services more available for those, who need to get ready and take a naturalization test.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have announced about accepting applications for the Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Program. These grant programs were provided for those organizations who are helping lawful permanent residents to prepare for the naturalization test and promote assimilation through increased knowledge of U.S. history, English, and civics. They say, there programs will supply around $10 million, so eligible organizations have opportunity to apply by August 6.
Thus, it is planned to fund up around 36 organizations which offer both citizenship instruction and naturalization application services to Green card holders.
Also, USCIS will assist nonprofit organizations in developing new citizenship instruction programs and encourage small community-based organizations that have not previously received such grants.
In September USCIS plan to announce all 46 award recipients.

Since 2009, USCIS awarded approximately $63 million (308 grants) to organizations that have provided naturalization preparation services to more than 170,000 Green card holders.