A benefit for new Americans

Local 1994 and the United Latinos of the UFCW are teaming up to offer a grant up to $600 to help cover the cost of becoming a U.S. Citizen. 

The New American Citizenship Fund will be renewable every year pending a vote from the United Latinos Board.

WHO CAN APPLY?

The Award is for UFCW members who have recently become U.S. citizens and who have demonstrated a strong commitment to building a stronger voice for workers in their Union and in their community through active engagement in advancing social and economic justice. 

HOW TO APPLY?

Applicants must be UFCW members in good standing and commit to becoming an active participant in their Union and in their communities. Applicants must agree to provide a minimum of ten (10) volunteer hours to a project, program or campaign as designated by the sponsoring UFCW local union. 

UFCW members applying for the New American Citizenship Fund must provide a copy of their naturalization certificate, proof of payment to USCIS, a letter from their sponsoring Local Union President, a signed media release form (see reverse side), a photo of themselves and a statement answering one of the following: Why I applied to become a U.S. Citizen?, How will the New American Citizenship Scholarship help me in the process of becoming a citizen, or How has my local supported me in becoming a U.S. Citizen? 

APPLICANT CHECK LIST

❏ Letter from Sponsoring Local President
❏ Copy of Applicant’s Proof of Payment to USCIS
❏ Copy of Applicant’s Naturalization Certificate
❏ Signed Media Release Form
❏ Applicant’s Statement
❏ Applicant’s Photo
❏ Submit Application by 3/1/2022

NOT A U.S. CITIZEN BUT WANT TO APPLY TO BECOME ONE?

UFCW Local 1994 can assist you with filing the necessary paperwork to apply to become a U.S. Citizen.

NEED ASSISTANCE FILLING OUT THE FORMS?

Contact Alejandro Miranda, International Rep., Region 2, UFCW Local 1994 MCGEO at 202-341-3455 with any questions.