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2018 Private Grants Program

Grants to Washington, DC Nonprofits to Provide
Civil Legal Services to Disadvantaged Groups

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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DC Bar Foundation (DCBF)

Conf. Date:

08/24/17

Deadline Date:

09/28/17 3:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to Washington, DC nonprofit legal service organizations to provide free civil legal services to low-income populations. Additionally, the Foundation is committed to increasing access to justice in the District to other disadvantaged people, including but not limited to individuals in correctional facilities, individuals living in or fleeing from violence, and homeless individuals.

Civil legal services must include the individual representation of District residents. It may also include the following:

a. The supervision of such representation;
b. Appellate advocacy on behalf of District residents; and,
c. Policy advocacy in the District that is associated with the representation of individual clients.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 163210

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$600,000

Term of Contract:

The grant year will begin January 1, 2018 and end December 31, 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Qualified recipients must:

1. Be a not-for-profit DC corporation;
2. Have tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code;
3. Operate primarily within the District of Columbia;
4. Be located within the District of Columbia; and,
5. Have as a primary purpose the provision of civil legal services to low-income residents of DC.
- An organization meets the primary purpose test if the majority of its total organizational resources and/or legal services department or project are spent on the delivery of civil legal services to low-income District residents without charge.
- “Low-income” is calculated by using the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) income limits that determine the eligibility for District residents for HUD’s assisted housing programs.
- “District resident” is defined as any individual with a residential address in the District of Columbia. DCBF may accept an organization’s reasonable functional alternatives to this definition to the extent that DCBF determines such functional alternatives are consistent with the goal of increasing access to justice in the District for special populations, including but not limited to individuals in correctional facilities, individuals living in or fleeing from violence, and homeless individuals.

Pre-proposal Conference:

There is an information session for the 2018 Private and ATJ/Public Grants programs on Thursday, August 24, 2017 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM at Kirkland & Ellis LLP (655 15th Street NW, #1200).

RSVPs are mandatory. Please email the contact below by Tuesday, August 22, 2017 if you would like to attend.

Pre-Application Information:

The application is due by 3:00 pm on Thursday, September 28, 2017.

Application instructions:
https://dcbarfoundation.org/grants/grantee-portal/

Contact Information:

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

To RSVP for the informational session, please email grants@dcbarfoundation.org.

Register and apply online:
https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_2334

Kirra L. Jarratt, Executive Director
202-853-9030
jarratt@dcbarfoundation.org

Imoni Washington, Director of Programs
202-853-9023
washington@dcbarfoundation.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Washington, DC