IRC in San Jose and Sacramento receive Immigration funding from DHS
The IRC in Northern California is pleased to announce that we’ve received funding from the Department of Homeland Security for Citizenship services in San Jose and Sacramento. The funding comes from their Citizenship and Integration Direct Services Grant Program and will be $80,000 per year for the next two years.
This project will serve lawful permanent residents (LPRs) in Sacramento County and Santa Clara County in their quest to obtain citizenship through targeted outreach, citizenship education classes that address barriers of cost and transportation, and a strong volunteer base to support learning and participant success in passing the citizenship exam and interview. This funding will enable us to provide naturalization application services to 225 LPRs over the next two years. Additionally 400 students will be enrolled and complete the Citizenship Education curriculum, and 250 of the highest needs students will access a civics tutor and supplemental study aids in the IRC computer labs.
IRC is excited for this opportunity to enhance and strengthen our Immigration Program in Northern California and be able to provide essential, low-cost citizenship services to our high need communities.