DC Bar Foundation Issues Call for Applications for D.C. Legal Services

The DC Bar Foundation is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations based in the District of Columbia through its Access to Justice (ATJ) Grants and DC Legal Services Grants programs.

1) Access to Justice Grants: Funded by a grant from the District of Columbia Office of Victim Services Justice Grants, grants totaling $4.5 million will be awarded to support projects in the categories of underserved areas, housing-related matters, and a shared legal interpreter bank.

2) DC Legal Services Grants: Funded by the support of firms and individuals, as well as the interest accrued on eligible client funds held in trust by attorneys in D.C. as part of the Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts program, grants totaling $600,000 will be awarded to help cover overhead costs such as rent and client record databases that are not always covered by other grants.

To be eligible, applicants must be a D.C.-based nonprofit organization.

Application instructions and guidelines for the 2018 grant programs are available online at: https://dcbarfoundation.org/grants/. Please email grants@dcbarfoundation.org to RSVP for the information session.

See the DCBF website for program guidelines and application instructions.

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