It’s that time again, let’s see what grants have been released by the federal government. There is funding for organizations working with refugees and asyless to help promote long term civic assimilation. The Department of Education has funding to help provide grants to academic departments and programs of institutions of higher education to support graduate fellowships for students with excellent academic records who demonstrate financial need and plan to pursue the highest degree available in their course of study at the institution.
Office of Procurement Operations - Grants Division
Grant Title: 2018 Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Program: Refugee and Asylee Assimilation Program
Grant Info: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=307575
Details: The Office of Citizenship (OoC), within U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is charged with promoting instruction and training on the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. USCIS recognizes that naturalization is a culmination of the civic assimilation of LPRs who were resettled as refugees or granted asylum, however, some of these individuals may experience challenges with aspects of civic, linguistic, economic, cultural, and institutional assimilation when resettling in the United States, which may impact their progress toward full civic assimilation. The earlier refugees and asylees are able to engage in their community, the more likely they are to find satisfaction and success in their personal and professional lives; the more likely they are to make positive contributions to their communities and the Nation; and the more likely they are to become naturalized citizens. It is critical to provide former refugees and asylees with opportunities to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to fully assimilate into U.S. society. The goal of the Refugee and Asylee Assimilation Program(RAAP) is to provide extended assimilation services, which build on, but are not intended to replicate, those resettlement services funded by the Department of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration and the Department of Health and Human Service, Office of Refugee Resettlement, which prioritize early economic self-sufficiency. The primary focus of the RAAP is to provide individualized programming to lawful permanent residents (LPRs),who entered the United States under the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) or were granted asylum, to attain the skills and knowledge required for successful citizenship and to foster a sense of belonging and attachment to the United States. This grant strives to promote long term civic assimilation of those LPRs who have identified naturalization as a goal yet may need additional information and instruction services to attain it.
Department of Education
Grant Title: Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Program CFDA Number 84.200A
Grant Info: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=307673
Details: Note: Each funding opportunity description is a synopsis of information in the Federal Register application notice. For specific information about eligibility, please see the official application notice. The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/index.html. Please review the official application notice for pre-application and application requirements, application submission information, performance measures, priorities and program contact information.
For the addresses for obtaining and submitting an application, please refer to our Common Instructions for Applicants to Department of Education Discretionary Grant Programs, published in the Federal Register on February 12, 2018 (83 FR 6003) and available at www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-02-12/pdf/2018-02558.pdf.
Purpose of Program: The GAANN Program provides grants to academic departments and programs of institutions of higher education (IHEs) to support graduate fellowships for students with excellent academic records who demonstrate financial need and plan to pursue the highest degree available in their course of study at the institution.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.200A.