Fiscal Year 2021 Refugee and Asylee Integration Services - Eligibility Guide

The Refugee and Asylee Integration 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: Are you (or any sub-awardees) able to demonstrate extensive experience with and knowledge of providing ongoing assimilation services to the proposed former refugee/asylee population and are you able to describe why you are uniquely suited to serve this particular population?
•    If yes, go to step 3.
•    If no, you are not eligible to apply.

Step 3: Are you able to demonstrate a robust network of local service providers with whom you have an established and ongoing relationship for the provision of any proposed assimilation services that you will not directly provide?
•    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 direct service ESL instruction in a classroom setting that follows a curriculum and uses a textbook?**
•    If yes, go to step 5.
•    If no, you are not eligible to apply.

Step 5: Are you (or a sub-awardee) recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office of Legal Access Programs and employ at least one DOJ-accredited representative employee with experience providing clients with naturalization representation; OR do you have at least one attorney employed by the organization with experience providing clients with naturalization representation at the time of application?*
•    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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