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Grants to Tennessee Nonprofit Organizations and Agencies
for Initiatives Addressing Legal Needs of Eligible Parents

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Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC)

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Deadline Date:

08/28/20 4:30 PM Central Time


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Grants to Tennessee nonprofit organizations and units of government for initiatives addressing legal needs of eligible parents. Funding is intended to create new initiatives, or continue existing services and programs, to assist parents who have never been married and help them resolve any or all issues concerning parenting and visitation in child support cases or cases involving child support issues.

Types of Approved Initiatives for Grant Funding:

  • Mediation between never-married parents, non-custodial parents and/or caretakers; utilizing in-person, telephonic and online platforms;
  • Parental education for never-married parents, non-custodial parents and/or caretakers on co-parenting, development or parenting plans and/or other parental access and visitation issues (including conflict resolution related to access and visitation) utilizing in-person, telephonic and online platforms;
  • Development of parenting plans for never-married parents, non-custodial parents and/or caretakers, utilizing in-person, telephonic and online platforms;
  • Legal information or legal services for self-represented litigants on parenting time issues for never-married, non-custodial parents, and/or;
  • Supervised Visitation. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 159705

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Term of Contract:

The grant shall be for services performed during the time period of October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility of Applicants:
- Applicant’s services must focus on never-married parents, caretakers and/or non-custodial parent;
- Applicants must have the support of judicial personnel and magistrates at the local Juvenile Court and/or the court that handles child support order establishment cases and a commitment from this court to refer never-married parents who need help developing a parenting time plan and obtaining a court order;
- Applicants must agree to use a client Intake Form that will be developed by TN DHS
- Applicants must be a unit of government or a non-profit organization;
- Applicants must be servicing communities within the state of Tennessee;
- Applicants may seek funding for existing initiatives or for new initiatives.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The AOC will be hosting a webinar for applicants on August 14, 2020 at 11:00 AM.

Please check back on the URL for Full Text, below, with updates on how to register and join.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications for funding must be received by the AOC by 4:30 p.m. Central Time on Friday, August 28, 2020. Applications must be submitted in writing by email of fax. Notification of grant awards will be sent on or about Friday, September 18, 2020.

Digital (not scanned in) PDF application submissions and signatures are encouraged.

Contact Information:

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

Submit applications and direct questions to:

John Jefferson, Programs Manager
Phone: (615) 741-2687
Fax to (615) 741-6285

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Tennessee

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