No, the applicant need not be a U.S. citizen.

  • In order to receive funds, however, BANF must require applicants to have either a valid Social Security Number (SSN) or an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). This weblink provides information on applying for an ITIN.
  • If you are a non-citizen awardee, please communicate with BANF about your ITIN status and process.