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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 the USCIS grant program, technical assistance, promising practices, and citizenship outreach information.

Grant Program

Learn about current USCIS grant opportunities.

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.

Community-Based Organizations

Organizations can support citizenship efforts in their communities by offering classes or providing space for citizenship and English classes and offering assistance with the naturalization process. USCIS has a number of resources complementing these efforts.


Employers can promote citizenship among their eligible immigrant employees, which can ultimately benefit both their workplace and the larger community. Find resources available to you and your business to support citizenship education and awareness.


Through its partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, we are 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 assimilation efforts in your community through proactive citizenship awareness, education, and outreach activities.


Through our joint effort with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, we seek to support museums by offering public information and engagement opportunities, and by distributing educational materials and training resources on immigration and citizenship.

Receiving Communities

The United States has a long history of receiving immigrants from all over the world. This page will help Americans and immigrants alike to find available volunteer opportunities in their communities.