$1 Million USCIS Regional Hub Program Grant Awarded to CLINIC
SILVER SPRING, Maryland — Last week, the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., or CLINIC, was awarded a $1 million Regional Hub Program grant from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS, to support four CLINIC affiliates.
Catholic Charities Hawai'i, Immigration & American Citizenship Organization, Light of Hope Immigration Law Center, and Pomona Economic Opportunity Center, Inc., will each receive flow-through support from this award to aid their ongoing efforts to assist immigrants applying for U.S. citizenship.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for Catholic Charities Hawai’i to expand our range of services for our low-income immigrant clients on their path to citizenship, said Catholic Charities Hawai’i Division Administrator Diane Terada. “Together, we can support them to meet the goal of becoming self-sustaining and contributing members of our island communities. Mahalo, thank you, to CLINIC and USCIS!”
This new Regional Hub Program grant opportunity is designed to fund regional citizenship support networks that build capacity among their affiliates or members to provide direct citizenship preparation services to immigrants.
“We are incredibly grateful that USCIS has recognized CLINIC and our affiliates in their critical work helping immigrants attain citizenship,” said CLINIC Executive Director Anna Gallagher. “The process of applying for citizenship can feel daunting and out-of-reach for many immigrants, particularly for low-income families. This grant will help our affiliates strengthen and expand their already robust programs to better serve low-income immigrants who aspire to attain the many benefits of U.S. citizenship and give back to their communities through civic participation. We are proud and grateful to help administer this grant.”
In addition to the Hub Program, USCIS also awarded grants to the following CLINIC affiliates representing 12 states to advance citizenship and integration work:
- BakerRipley, Houston, Texas
- Catholic Charities Bureau, Inc., Jacksonville, FL
- Catholic Charities Diocese of Fort Worth Inc., Fort Worth, Texas
- Catholic Charities Diocese of Rochester, Catholic Family Center, Rochester, N.Y.
- Catholic Charities of Dallas Inc., Dallas, Texas
- Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, Houston, Texas
- Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Stockton, Stockton, Calif.
- Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.
- Catholic Migration Services Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y.
- Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, Portland, Ore.
- Greater Lawrence Community Action Council Inc., Lawrence, Mass.
- Hispanic Unity of Florida Inc., Hollywood, Fla.
- Hope CommUnity Center, Apopka, Fla.
- Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization, Portland, Ore.
- Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, Saint Paul, Minn.
- Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota, Sioux Falls, S.D.
- Refugee Women’s Alliance, Seattle, W.A.
- University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, N.C.
- Catholic Charities of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse, Syracuse, N.Y.
- Access California Services, Anaheim, Calif.
- Hartford Public Library, Hartford, Conn.
To learn more about the USCIS Fiscal Year 2022 Citizenship and Integration Grant Program visit this link.