The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced that it will provide funding to 46 organizations that will assist in providing services to permanent residents that will prepare them for naturalization. The grants aim to promote assimilation for legal permanent residents as they make the transition into naturalized U.S. citizens. The services provided through these grants will include classes about United States history, the English language, and civics. These will be very useful for those who are preparing to take the examinations.

Naturalization tests require citizenship candidates to display their knowledge of proficiency in the English language through reading, writing, and speaking, and their knowledge regarding information about U.S. government and history.

There will be two types of citizenship preparation services available. 36 organizations will receive grants that will fund them to offer assistance with applying for naturalization and citizenship instruction for assimilation. The other 10 organizations will be non-profits that will strictly focus on citizenship instruction services. The organizations that are awarded these grants will be announced in September 2017.

Organizations that feel as though they may be eligible for this type of funding should apply as soon as possible through the Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Program. If you are a legal permanent resident who is working towards becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen and you need legal assistance, contact an experienced immigration law attorney today.

The Law Offices of Cheryl R. David practices immigration law throughout NYC. If you have questions about your particular matters regarding immigration please contact the office to discuss your circumstances and options.