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Local communities play an important role in helping newcomers integrate into American civic society. To support communities and community-based organizations, USCIS offers a number of useful programs and resources. In this section, you will find information on USCIS funding opportunities, technical assistance, and promising practices. The links below focus primarily on organizations that provide citizenship preparation services to permanent residents. To purchase USCIS products and publications, visit the U.S. Government Printing Office Bookstore.

    Grant Program

    Learn about current USCIS grant opportunities.

    Citizenship and Integration Grant Program Promising Practices

    Discover promising practices from established service providers.

    Program Development

    Resources for community, faith-based, and civic organizations and employers who would like to help immigrants adjust to life in the United States and prepare for citizenship.

    Add Your Program to America's Literacy Directory

    America's Literacy Directory allows users to find local literacy providers in all 50 states and the U.S. territories. Add your program by logging on to the admin portion of the site.

    Citizenship Public Education and Awareness Campaign

    This initiative promotes awareness of the rights, responsibilities, and importance of United States citizenship, and the free naturalization preparation resources available to permanent residents and immigrant-serving organizations.

    Civics and Citizenship Toolkit

    Request a free toolkit of educational materials designed specifically for immigrants and the organizations that serve them.


    Through its partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), USCIS is providing libraries with information, educational materials, and training resources on immigration and citizenship.

    Local Governments

    Local communities play an important role in welcoming and assisting immigrants. Find a list of resources for municipal governments interested in strengthening civic integration efforts in your community through proactive citizenship awareness, education, and outreach activities.