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Labor and Employment Law - Diversity Grants

Grants to California Organizations for Programs that
Promote Education and Diversity in Labor Law

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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State Bar of California - Labor and Employment Law Section

Deadline Date:

10/15/19 Receipt


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Grants of up to $5,000 to California organizations for education and the promotion of diversity in employment and labor law. Funding is intended to support programs, projects, and events that promote diversity and/or provide education to the general public or practitioners of all backgrounds in the practice of labor and employment law.

To obtain funding for a particular project or event, the requesting organization must ensure that the project or event has at least one of the following goals:

  • To educate practitioners of all backgrounds in the practice of labor and employment law
  • To promote persons of diverse backgrounds in the population of practitioners in the area of employment or labor law
  • To educate the general public about labor and employment law

The Grant Subcommittee of the Labor and Employment Section will evaluate requests for funding based on the following criteria:

  • The extent to which the proposed program or event will advance the goals set forth above 
  • The extent to which the proposed program or event will increase membership in the Labor and Employment Law Section
  • The extent to which the proposed program or event will publicize the projects undertaken by the Labor and Employment Law Section; 
  • The extent to which the proposed program or event provides a service that is not currently being offered by other organizations
  • Whether the proposed program or event will result in Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) credit to attendees
  • If the requesting organization has previously received grants from the Labor & Employment Law Section, the extent to which the goals of the Grant Program have been satisfied in the past.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 143823

Estimated Size of Grant:

Funding for each requested project or event shall generally be limited to a maximum of $5,000 in a calendar year.

Term of Contract:

Grant funds must be spent within 9 months of being distributed to the grant recipient unless written extension is requested and granted by the L&E Section.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

California organizations working in the focus areas above are eligible to apply.

For any program to be held at a hotel, the program must be hosted at a union hotel at which there is no active labor dispute or risk of dispute. If there are no union hotels in the geographical area in which the program is located, the grant recipient should ensure that there are no active labor disputes or risks of dispute at the hotel selected.

No portion of any grant funds may be spent to pay for attorneys’ fees.

Applications for membership in the L&E Section must be provided to the attorneys or students who attend the program.

Pre-Application Information:

Current Deadline: Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Diversity Grants - Application Format:

Contact Information:

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

Return the grant proposal cover sheet and application to:

Labor & Employment Law Section
California Lawyers Association
400 Capitol Mall, Suite 650
Sacramento, CA 95814

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: California

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