Fiscal Year 2021 Citizenship Instruction and Naturalization Application Services - Eligibility Guide

The Citizenship Instruction and Naturalization Application Services program is a funding opportunity under the FY 2021 Citizenship and Integration Grant Program.

Am I Eligible to Apply?

Step 1: Are you (and any sub-awardees) a non-profit or public organization?

If yes, go to step 2. 
If no, you are not eligible to apply.

Step 2: At the time of application, is your organization (or sub-awardee) recognized by the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office of Legal Access Programs (OLAP) and does it employ at least one DOJ-accredited representative employee with experience providing clients with naturalization representation?*

If yes, go to step 4.
If no, go to step 3

Step 3: At the time of application, do you (or a sub-awardee) have at least one attorney employee with experience providing clients with naturalization representation?*

If yes, go to step 4.
If no, you are not eligible to apply.

Step 4: Does your organization (or sub-awardee) have at least one year of experience in the past three years providing naturalization application services within the authorized practice of immigration law (i.e., using an attorney or DOJ-accredited representative)?*

If yes, go to step 5.
If no, you are not eligible to apply.

Step 5: Does your organization (or sub-awardee) have at least one year of experience in the past three years providing direct citizenship instruction in a classroom setting that follows a curriculum and utilizes a citizenship textbook?**

If yes, you are eligible to apply.***
If no, you are not eligible to apply.
 

*Only the organization that proposes to provide naturalization application services must meet this requirement.

**Only the organization that proposes to provide citizenship instruction must meet this requirement.

***USCIS will take into account various program and organizational factors, including past grantee performance, when making final award decisions. 

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