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Librarians: Learn About Federal Grants from USCIS in Upcoming Webinar

January 7, 2016

January 7, 2016

By Giuliana Bullard

IMLS Senior Public Affairs Specialist

IMLS and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will host a webinar for public librarians about the USCIS Citizenship and Integration Grant Program on January 19, 2016. USCIS representatives will provide an overview of the grant program, describe services supported by the grants, and discuss basic grant application requirements. Past recipients of these grants include public libraries, public school systems, community colleges, and literacy organizations, among others.

The January 19 webinar also will feature two library grant recipients. Homa Naficy, Chief Adult Learning Officer of the Hartford Public Library in Connecticut, and Petula McShiras, Supervisor of the Immigrant Resources Center at Bemis Library in Littleton, Colorado, will discuss their citizenship preparation services and share tips for libraries interested in starting their own programs.   

Webinar: Overview of the USCIS Citizenship and Integration Grant Program

Date and Time: Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. EST

To register for this free session, please follow the steps below:

  • Visit the USCIS registration page to confirm your participation

  • Enter your e-mail address and select “Submit”

  • Select “Subscriber Preferences”

  • Select the “Event Registration” tab

  • Complete the questions and select “Submit”

    Once your registration is processed, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with additional details. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail within two business days, please e-mail USCIS at

This series was developed as part of a partnership between IMLS and USCIS to ensure that librarians have the necessary tools and knowledge to refer their patrons to accurate and reliable sources of information on immigration-related topics. To find out more about this partnership and the webinar series, visit the Serving New Americans page of the IMLS website.

Giuliana Bullard can be reached at