WASHINGTON – U.S. March, 2012. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will offer approximately $5 million in funding for citizenship preparation programs. The program promotes immigrant civic integration and prepares permanent residents for citizenship. The USCIS selects organizations to receive funding to offer both citizenship instruction and naturalization application services to permanent residents. USCIS expects to announce an estimated 31 award recipients in September 2012. Many persons that apply for Permanent or any VISA applications may not be so fortunate to take part in this program. This is a good reason to get an experienced specialist in Visa and Immigration applications to ensure the best possible opportunity for your intended stay in the USA. You will get the best personalized service with an immigration lawyer that has your interests in mind.