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Equal Justice Wyoming Grant

Grants to Wyoming Nonprofits to
Enhance Access to Legal Services

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Equal Justice Wyoming

Deadline Date:

03/13/20 5:00 PM MST

Description:

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Grants to Wyoming nonprofit organizations for pilot programs and projects that will improve access to the legal system. Possible projects include, but are not limited to, pro bono legal services, direct legal representation, addressing high need legal areas, collaborating with community organizations, and increasing services for underserved populations.

Equal Justice Wyoming solicits Requests for Proposals (RFP) from qualified non-profit organizations and pilot projects for programs that will promote access to justice for the people of Wyoming who are income-eligible under the Wyoming Civil Legal Services Act and the Rules and Regulations of Equal Justice. Specifically, it is interested in proposals that address the following priorities:

Providing direct representation;

  • Addressing the high needs areas of law affecting the target population including, but not limited to, family law, housing, consumer law, and income maintenance;
  • Expanding services to underserved geographic areas (including the Bighorn Basin area);
  • Expanding services to underserved populations;
  • Enhancing collaboration with community organizations;
  • Expanding support for pro bono legal service delivery;
  • Enhancing pro se support;
  • Or exploring new methods for expanding services to the income-eligible throughout the State.

The Board will award grants based upon the following factors:

  • Promotion of the objectives of the Wyoming Civil Legal Services Act (Act);
  • Number of persons served or expected to be served;
  • Ability to meet currently un-served needs of the income-eligible;
  • Provision of legal services to underserved geographic areas of the state;
  • Transparency and fiscal accountability;
  • Ability of the proposed program to create and provide data regarding the unmet needs of Wyoming citizens;
  • Innovation and creativity of the proposal and the extent to which it may provide useful information on means by which Equal Justice can promote the objectives of the Act;
  • Existing experience and resources of the Grantee to complete the proposed project in a timely manner;
  • Grantees’ other sources of funding; and
  • Possibility of duplication of the proposed project to other communities or the expansion of services on a larger geographical scale.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 142519

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$1,800,000

Term of Contract:

This RFP is for a 24-month grant period.
- Start Date: July 1, 2020
- Project Completion Date: June 30, 2022

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Equal Justice Wyoming (Equal Justice) is soliciting Requests for Proposals (RFP) from qualified non-profit organizations.

Pre-Application Information:

RFP submissions for this grant cycle are due by 5:00 PM MST on March 13, 2020.

The award date will be April 30, 2020.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applications should be sent to:
Equal Justice Wyoming
c/o Angie Dorsch
2300 Capitol Ave., 1st Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Or electronically to
adorsch@courts.state.wy.us

Contact Information:
Angie Dorsch
(307) 777-8383

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Wyoming

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