27 CLINIC Affiliates Receive USCIS Funding for Citizenship Services

CLINIC congratulates 27 Affiliates that were among the 65 organizations across the United States that received a funding award through the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program for 2023.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the recipients of the awards on Sept. 29, 2023. These two-year grants of up to $450,000 will support citizenship classes, naturalization application assistance, and integration services. The program has helped more than 300,000 permanent residents prepare for citizenship over the last 15 years.

CLINIC’s Affiliates have received funding through this competitive grant program since its inception in 2009 and typically represent a significant portion of the grantees. This year, 41 percent are CLINIC Affiliates.   
The 27 CLINIC Affiliates that received a grant from USCIS represent both Catholic and community-based legal immigration programs. They are the following:

  • Lutheran Social Services of Colorado
  • HIAS Council and Migration Service of Philadelphia
  • Pars Equality Center (California)
  • Access California Services 
  • Shorefront YM-YWHA of Brighton-Manhattan Beach, Inc. (New York)
  • YMCA of Greater Houston 
  • Hartford Public Library (Connecticut)
  • Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas Inc. 
  • Lutheran Community Services Northwest (Washington)
  • Catholic Charities Archdiocese of San Antonio, Inc. 
  • Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa (California)
  • Catholic Charities of Southwest Kansas, Inc. 
  • Catholic Charities San Bernardino/Riverside (California)
  • Catholic Charities Corporation (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • La Casa de Don Pedro (New Jersey)
  • Community Center for Immigrants Incorporated (Wisconsin)
  • International Institute of Metropolitan St. Louis (Missouri)
  • Jewish Family Service of Western Massachusetts, Inc. 
  • Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada 
  • Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County, Inc. (California)
  • Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans 
  • Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition
  • Central American Resource Center - CARECEN (Washington, DC)
  • Arkansas United Community Coalition 
  • Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami, Inc. 
  • Catholic Charities Community Services, Archdiocese of New York
  • Immigrant Connection (Indiana)

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: