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Grants to USA Courts, Nonprofits, For-Profits, IHEs,
Agencies, and Individuals to Enhance the Court System

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State Justice Institute (SJI)

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Grants to USA courts, related court organizations, IHEs, nonprofits, individuals, government agencies, and corporations for projects that enhance training and education related to courts and the justice system, as well as to improve justice administration in courts at all levels. Funding may be requested for innovative research, education, demonstration, and technical assistance.

SJI is interested in funding both innovative programs and programs of proven merit that can be replicated in other jurisdictions. SJI is especially interested in funding projects that:

-Formulate new procedures and techniques, or creatively enhance existing procedures and techniques;
-Address aspects of the state judicial systems that are in special need of serious attention;
-Have national significance by developing products, services, and techniques that may be used in other states; and;
-Create and disseminate products that effectively transfer the information and ideas developed to relevant audiences in state and local judicial systems, or provide technical assistance to facilitate the adaptation of effective programs and procedures in other state and local jurisdictions.

Funds will not be made available for the ordinary, routine operation of court systems or programs in any of these areas.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175921

Estimated Size of Grant:

Ordinarily, Project Grants may not exceed $300,000; however, grants in excess of $200,000 may be awarded only to support highly promising projects likely to have a significant national impact

Term of Contract:

Grant periods for Project Grants ordinarily may not exceed 36 months. Absent extraordinary circumstances, no grant will continue for more than five years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Types of Applicants:
-State Court
-National organization operating in conjunction with State court
-National State court support organization
-College or university
-Other nonprofit organization or agency
-Corporation or partnership
-Other unit of government

No funds made available by SJI may be used to support or conduct training programs for the purpose of advocating particular non-judicial public policies or encouraging non-judicial political activities.

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants for Project Grants will be required to contribute a cash match of not less than 50% of the total cost of the proposed project. In other words, grant awards by SJI must be matched at least dollar-for-dollar by grant applicants. Applicants may contribute the required cash match directly or in cooperation with third parties. SJI may waive the cash match requirements only in the most extraordinary circumstances.

Grantees will receive funds on a reimbursable basis. Upon receipt, review, and approval of a Request for Reimbursement (Form R) by SJI, a check will be issued directly to the grantee or its designated fiscal agent directly from the U.S. Treasury. A request must be limited to funds already expended by the grantee.

The quarterly deadlines are February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1.

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

Jonathan Mattiello, Executive Director

State Justice Institute
11951 Freedom Drive, Suite 1020
Reston, VA 20190

P: 571.313.8843
F: 571.313.1173

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