Texas_Bar_FoundationThe Texas Bar Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to Catholic Charities of Central Texas to help those seeking naturalization services across the region, the charity announced this week.

The money will fund representation for lawful permanent residents seeking U.S. citizenship, providing assistance during the filing process and naturalization interview, according to a Catholic Charities press release.

“We at Catholic Charities are very thankful for the grant the Texas Bar Foundation has provided us with to help those in need of legal immigration services,” Justin Estep, director of immigration legal services for the organization, said in the release.