(a) Grants Authorized- The Chief shall establish a pilot program through which the Chief may award grants, on a competitive basis, to States and local governments or other qualifying entities, in collaboration with State and local governments --

      (1) to establish New Immigrant Councils to carry out programs to integrate new immigrants; or

      (2) to carry out programs to integrate new immigrants.

    (b) Application- A State or local government desiring a grant under this section shall submit an application to the Chief at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the Chief may reasonably require, including--

      (1) a proposal to meet an objective or combination of objectives set forth in subsection (d)(3);

      (2) the number of new immigrants in the applicant's jurisdiction; and

      (3) a description of the challenges in introducing and integrating new immigrants into the State or local community.

    (c) Priority- In awarding grants under this section, the Chief shall give priority to States and local governments or other qualifying entities that--

      (1) use matching funds from non-Federal sources, which may include in-kind contributions;

      (2) demonstrate collaboration with public and private entities to achieve the goals of the comprehensive plan developed pursuant to subsection (d)(3);

      (3) are 1 of the 10 States with the highest rate of foreign-born residents; or

      (4) have experienced a large increase in the population of immigrants during the most recent 10-year period relative to past migration patterns, based on data compiled by the Office of Immigration Statistics or the United States Census Bureau.

    (d) Authorized Activities- A grant awarded under this subsection may be used--

      (1) to form a New Immigrant Council, which shall--

        (A) consist of between 15 and 19 individuals, inclusive, from the State, local government, or qualifying organization;

        (B) include, to the extent practicable, representatives from--

          (i) business;

          (ii) faith-based organizations;

          (iii) civic organizations;

          (iv) philanthropic organizations;

          (v) nonprofit organizations, including those with experience working with immigrant communities;

          (vi) key education stakeholders, such as State educational agencies, local educational agencies, community colleges, and teachers;

          (vii) State adult education offices;

          (viii) State or local public libraries; and

          (ix) State or local governments; and

        (C) meet not less frequently than once each quarter;

      (2) to provide subgrants to local communities, city governments, municipalities, nonprofit organizations (including veterans' and patriotic organizations) or other qualifying entities;

      (3) to develop, implement, expand, or enhance a comprehensive plan to introduce and integrate new immigrants into the State by--

        (A) improving English language skills;

        (B) engaging caretakers with limited English proficiency in their child's education through interactive parent and child literacy activities;

        (C) improving and expanding access to workforce training programs;

        (D) teaching United States history, civics education, citizenship rights, and responsibilities;

        (E) promoting an understanding of the form of government and history of the United States and the principles of the Constitution;

        (F) improving financial literacy; and

        (G) focusing on other key areas of importance to integration in our society; and

      (4) to engage receiving communities in the citizenship and civic integration process by--

        (A) increasing local service capacity;

        (B) building meaningful connections between newer immigrants and long-time residents;

        (C) communicating the contributions of receiving communities and new immigrants; and

        (D) engaging leaders from all sectors of the community.

    (e) Reporting and Evaluation-

      (1) ANNUAL REPORT- Each grant recipient shall submit an annual report to the Office that describes--

        (A) the activities undertaken by the grant recipient, including how such activities meet the goals of the Office, the Foundation, and the comprehensive plan described in subsection (d)(3);

        (B) the geographic areas being served;

        (C) the number of immigrants in such areas; and

        (D) the primary languages spoken in such areas.

      (2) ANNUAL EVALUATION- The Chief shall conduct an annual evaluation of the grant program established under this section--

        (A) to assess and improve the effectiveness of such grant program;

        (B) to assess the future needs of immigrants and of State and local governments related to immigrants; and

        (C) to ensure that grantees recipients and subgrantees are acting within the scope and purpose of this subchapter.