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Civic Assimilation

Important Updates to the Naturalization Test

USCIS has revised the civics portion of the naturalization test. All applicants for naturalization with a filing date (also known as a received date) on or after Dec. 1, 2020, will be required to take the 2020 version of the civics test. For more information, visit The 2020 Version of the Civics Test page. Applicants for naturalization with a filing date before Dec. 1, 2020, are required to take the 2008 version of the civics test.

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Use this section of the Citizenship Resource Center to learn about the Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Program for organizations. This multifaceted grant program promotes long-term civic assimilation of lawful permanent residents (LPRs) whose goal it is to become U.S. citizens. 

Organizations and individuals can also find helpful information that can be used to help new LPRs settle in the United States.

In this section, you will also learn about the Outstanding Americans by Choice initiative and find out how these outstanding citizens are contributing to American society.

Learn About Grants 
Since 2009, the Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Program has provided citizenship preparation resources, support, and information to immigrants and organizations. 

USCIS grant recipients have shared their success stories. Learn from them about how you can enhance your program.

FY 2020 Grant Program
Learn about the USCIS FY 2020 Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Program. 

Settling in the U.S.
This section contains information to help new LPRs assimilate into life in the United States, as well as information about many topics including education, child care, employment, and what to do in case of an emergency.

Support Your Community
Learn about volunteer opportunities for Americans and immigrants alike to support local communities.

Outstanding Americans by Choice Initiative
This initiative recognizes the outstanding achievements of naturalized U.S. citizens. Learn about their contributions to American society.

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