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Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) Grant Program

Grants to Nevada Trial Courts to Improve
Statistical Reporting and Meet Technology Needs

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Nevada Supreme Court

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07/31/17 Receipt by Close of Business


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Grants of up to $50,000 to Nevada trial courts for a range of projects to better meet obligations in the following categories: communicating statistical information, technology, court interpreters, and security. Funding is available to courts under the following grantmaking 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 & 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.


Unless the grant request is specifically for the purpose of becoming compliant with the reporting requirements of USJR, the requestor must be current with USJR reporting to the Research and Statistics Unit of the AOC to qualify under the USJR funding stream of the AOC grant program.

Preference is given to projects meeting multiple selection criteria. For example, a request to fund a project to share data electronically as compared to a project that improves the accuracy of the statistical information reported in several areas would result in a preference given to the improvement of the accuracy of the statistical information reported.

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:

The grant will fund projects within the same fiscal year. Funding will be available as soon as January 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nevada trial courts are eligible.

Pre-Application Information:

For grants of up to $5,000, no match is required. For grants ranging from $5,001 to $50,000, applicants must provide 30% of the total project budget.

Grant requests must be received between the first business day of July and close of business July 31st (or the following business day if July 31st falls on a non-business day) of each calendar year.

Timeline for FY18 AOC Grants (July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018):

-Courts submit grant funding request: 7/01/17 - 7/31/17

-Coordination of Grant Review Board based on types of requests submitted: 8/01/17 - 8/31/17

-Grant Review Board reviews and recommends requests: 9/01/17 - 9/30/17

-Recommendations forwarded to Executive Committee: 10/01/17 - 10/31/17

-Grants reviewed by the Executive Committee and award notifications distributed: 11/01/17 - 12/31/17

-Grant agreements completed and funding provided to courts: 1/01/18 - 2/15/18

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

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