Citizenship Education and Training

To promote instruction and training in citizenship responsibilities for persons interested in becoming naturalized citizens of the United States and to initiate and further efforts on their part to learn the English language and acquire the knowledge of U.S.

history and government needed to qualify
for naturalization.

Agency - Department of Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security has three primary missions: Prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce America's vulnerability to terrorism and minimize the damage from potential attacks and natural disasters.

Office - For more information, visit: www.citizenshiptoolkit.gov.


Program Accomplishments

Approximately 13,000 copies of the package of citizenship educational materials have been distributed.

Uses and Use Restrictions

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has prepared federal publications and educational tools on citizenship at various reading levels for use in acquiring or expanding a knowledge of U. S. history and government.

Restrictions on use of funds will be identified in the announcement/program guidance and award provisions.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Community- and faith-based organizations, public libraries, as well as adult educators conducting citizenship education classes for aliens, are eligible as described in the section above.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Immigrant Service Providers; Refugee/Alien.

Credentials/Documentation

May be required by the U.S. Statute, regulation, or program guidance.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

None.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

Immigrant service providers may register for a free copy of educational materials at www.citizenshiptoolkit.gov; For projects other than dissemination of technical information: Application deadline and other information are contained in the application/program guidance.

Award Procedures

Not applicable for dissemination of technical information projects.

Deadlines

None for dissemination of technical information projects. For other projects, application deadline and other information are contained in the application/program guidance.

Authorization

Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, as amended, Public Law 82-414, 66 Stat. 163, 8 U.S.C. 1003, 1443 (b), 1457, and Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008, Division E, Title IV.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not applicable for dissemination of technical information projects. For other projects, application deadline and other information are contained in the application/program guidance.

Appeals

Not applicable.

Renewals

One copy available per eligible organization per year. Requests for additional copies are available for purchase through the Government Printing Office at http://bookstore.gpo.gov/collections/cis-toolkit.jsp. For other projects, refer to the announcement or application guidance for further information.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

None.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Not applicable for dissemination of technical information projects. For projects involving monetary assistance, refer to program guidance. Monetary awards may be subject to the Cash Management Improvement Act for payment and/or reimbursement of expenditures.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

None for dissemination of technical information projects.

For other projects, refer to announcement or application guidance for reporting requirements.

Audits

None dissemination of technical information projects. For other projects, In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards (or receive property, or a combination of both, within the fiscal year) will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular A-133. These audits are due to the cognizant Federal agency, submitted through the Federal Audit Clearinghouse, not later than 9 months after the end of the grantees fiscal year.

Records

None for dissemination of technical information projects. For other projects, grant records shall be retained for a period of 3 years from the day the recipient submits its final expenditure report. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit, or other action involving the records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records must be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later. Grant records include financial and program/progress reports, support documents, statistical records, and other documents that support the activity and/or expenditure of the recipient or sub-recipient under the award.

Financial Information

Account Identification

70-0300-0-1-751.

Obigations

(Immigration Examinations Fee) FY 07 $375,000; FY 08 est $850,000; FY 09 est $400,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Not applicable for dissemination of technical information projects.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

8 CFR 332 b. Literature. For other than dissemination of technical information projects, OMB Circulars No. A-102, Grants and Cooperative Agreements with State and Local Governments and A-87, Cost Principles for State, Local and Indian Tribal Governments, A-110, Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals and Non-Profit Organizations, A-21, Cost Principles for Educational Institutions and A-122, Cost Principles for Non-Profit Organization.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

For more information, visit: www.citizenshiptoolkit.gov.

Headquarters Office

Department of Homeland Security, 245 Murray Drive, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20528. Telephone: (202) 272-1310.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not applicable for dissemination of technical information projects. For other projects, refer to the program guidance for information on criteria for selecting proposals.



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