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AOC Grant Program

Grants to Nevada Trial Courts to Improve
Statistical Reporting and Meet Other Court Needs

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Nevada Supreme Court - Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC)

Deadline Date:

07/31/19 Receipt

Description:

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Grants of up to $50,000 to Nevada trial courts for projects that will improve informational capacity and meet needs in the areas of security, technology, and court interpretation. There are two funding streams available to eligible trial courts through this application: the USJR grant for projects improving the ability to provide accurate and timely mandatory USJR statistical information to the Nevada Supreme Court; and the Trial Court Improvement (TCI) grant for projects addressing courts’ requirements in the areas of technology, security, and court interpreters.

Qualifying Areas:

A) Uniform System for Judicial Records (USJR) - USJR is defined as a system by which statistics and other data regarding the operation of the State Court System are collected, compiled, and transmitted to the Supreme Court. Qualifying criteria for the allocation of assessment fees distributed to the Office of the Court Administrator for the “development of a uniform system for judicial records”4 are listed in priority and include:

1. Statewide Statistical Systems and Automation Effort: hardware, software, consulting services and limited term personnel necessary to collect, compile, analyze, and publish statistics of the judicial branch at the state level. Endeavors that provide services to the courts to support their efforts to apply technology to the work of their court as it pertains to the USJR also fall in this category.

2. Court Automation Systems: hardware and software that enable a court and Judicial Chambers to:
a) Manage the cases before it;
b) Collect and report consistent and accurate USJR information concerning the work of the court; and
c) Meet minimum statewide information and communication standards.

3. Data and Information: hardware, software, consulting services and limited term personnel necessary to provide methods that allow the sharing, transferring and/or protection of data and information between courts within the same jurisdiction, between jurisdictions, between courts and other state and local government agencies, and between courts and the AOC. Consulting services and limited term personnel directly related to the building, installation, and maintenance of such systems, including hardware and software, under any of the above areas, may also qualify for grant funding.

4. Other: hardware, software, and support services necessary to provide ancillary court efficiencies. Such considerations must support one of the other USJR qualifying areas.

B) Trial Court Improvement (TCI) - The Trial Court Improvement grant funds projects addressing court order, statutory, or procedural requirements in the areas of technology, security, and court interpreters for Nevada trial courts. Preference is given to projects meeting multiple selection criteria. Examples of projects that may be eligible for grant funding under the TCI grant are JAVS systems, security enhancements, and court interpreter credentialing sponsorship.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 170746

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $50,000

Term of Contract:

Grant projects may be completed between 2/16/20 and 6/30/20.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Trial courts in Nevada may apply.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:

-Courts submit grant funding request: 7/01/19 -7/31/19
-Coordination of Grant Review Board based on types of requests submitted: 8/01/19 - 8/31/19
-Grant Review Board reviews and recommends requests: 9/01/19 - 9/30/19
-Recommendations forwarded to Executive Committee: 10/01/19 - 10/31/19
-Grants reviewed by the Executive Committee and award notifications distributed: 11/01/19 - 12/31/19
-Grant agreements completed and funding provided to courts: 1/01/20 - 2/15/20
-Grant projects completed; final reports, narratives, and receipts submitted to AOC in accordance with Grant Agreement terms: 2/16/20 - 6/30/20

Match requirements:

-Grant Request Amount: $0 to $5,000; Cash Match Requirement: 0%
-Grant Request Amount: $5,001 to $50,000; Cash Match Requirement: 30%

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Contact Information:

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

AOC Grant Program Administrator
(775) 687-9808
aocgrant@nvcourts.nv.gov

Mail application to:

AOC Grant Program Administrator
Administrative Office of the Courts
201 S. Carson Street, Suite 250
Carson City, NV 89701

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Nevada