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Grants to Tennessee Nonprofit Organizations and Agencies
for Initiatives Addressing Legal Needs Related to Child Support

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Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC)

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Deadline Date:

08/27/21 4:30 PM Central Time


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Grants to Tennessee nonprofit organizations and units of government for initiatives addressing legal needs related to child support. 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 grants shall be for services performed during the time period of October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022.

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 host a webinar for applicants on August 20, 2021.

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Pre-Application Information:

Applications for funding must be received by the AOC by 4:30 p.m. Central Time on Friday, August 27, 2021.

Notification of grant awards will be sent on or about Friday, September 24, 2021.

Contact Information:

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

Submit applications by email to:

Or by fax to (615) 741-6285

If you have questions, contact:
John Jefferson, Programs Manager
Phone: (615) 741-2687

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