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17 CLINIC Affiliates Receive USCIS Funding for Citizenship Services Thursday, December 3, 2020

CLINIC congratulates 17 affiliates that were among the 39 organizations in 18 states that received a funding award through the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS, Fiscal Year 2020 Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Program.

USCIS notified the grantees of their awards, totaling nearly $10 million, on Sept. 30. These two-year grants of up to $300,000 will support citizenship classes, naturalization application assistance and integration services. The program has helped more than 278,000 permanent residents prepare for citizenship over the last 12 years.

CLINIC’s affiliates have received funding through this competitive grant program since its inception in 2009. This year, 44 percent of the 39 grantees are CLINIC affiliates, the largest percentage ever. The awardees are:

  • Catholic Charities of Central Texas (Austin)
  • Catholic Charities of Dallas
  • Catholic Charities Diocese of Rochester (N.Y.)
  • Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Stockton (Calif.)
  • Catholic Charities of Galveston-Houston
  • Catholic Charities of Orange County (Calif.)
  • Catholic Charities San Bernardino & Riverside (Calif.)
  • Catholic Charities of Southwest Kansas (Dodge City)
  • Catholic Charities of Syracuse
  • Catholic Migration Services (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
  • Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (Portland)
  • Hispanic Unity of Florida (Hollywood, Fla.)
  • Hope CommUnity Center (Apopka, Fla.)
  • La Casa de Don Pedro (Newark, N.J.)
  • Refugee Women’s Alliance (Seattle)
  • Tacoma Community House (Wash.)
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro

CLINIC is strongly committed to promoting and facilitating naturalization and integration for the foreign born, especially those who are most vulnerable and face barriers in the naturalization process. Find more information on our citizenship and integration initiatives and resources here:

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