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The purpose of this resource page is to identify open grants, training and technical assistance that may be of particular interest to defender agencies, courts, state, local and tribal jurisdictions, research and academic institutions, and non-profit organizations that are working to enhance legal assistance and related services for historically underserved populations. Please contact the issuing entity for more information about listed grants, training and technical assistance. 

Criminal - Grants | Training & Technical Assistance
Juvenile - Grants | Training & Technical Assistance
Civil - Grants | Training & Technical Assistance
Violence Against Women - Grants | Training & Technical Assistance
Victims of Crime - Grants | Training & Technical Assistance
Tribal Justice- Grants | Training & Technical Assistance
Helpful Links

For a comprehensive listing of all Department of Justice (DOJ) grants, please visit www.justice.gov/business/.

Overview of resources for courts and indigent defense providers (PDF)

FEATURED AGENCY GRANT

**NEW** Fair Housing Initiative Program (FHIP) – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 
This program provides funding to fair housing organizations and other non-profits that assist individuals who believe that they have been victims of housing discrimination. Currently FHIP provides funds to eligible organizations through competitive grants under three initiatives to carry out enforcement activities to prevent or eliminate discriminatory housing practices and inform individuals of their rights and responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act. The Initiatives are: 1) Fair Housing Organization Initiative - Provides funding to establish new fair housing enforcement organizations and to support the continued existence of fair housing organizations in building their capacity to enforce the prohibitions on discrimination set forth in the Fair Housing Act. ; 2) Private Enforcement Initiative - Provides funding to private, non-profit fair housing enforcement organizations for the investigation and enforcement of alleged violations of the Fair Housing Act; and 3) Education and Outreach Initiative -  Provides funding to organizations that inform the general public about their rights and obligations under the Fair Housing Act.
Funding Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Fair Housing/Urban Development
Eligible Grantees: Qualified Fair Housing Enforcement Organizations (QFHOs) and Fair Housing Enforcement Organizations (FHOs) public or private not-for profit organizations or institutions, and other public private entities that are formulating or carrying out programs to prevent or eliminate discriminatory housing practices; agencies of state or local governments; and agencies that participate in the Fair Housing Assistance Program (FHAP).
Deadline: 9/2/2014

**NEW** Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program (2501 Program) - U.S. Department of Agriculture 
The overall goal of the 2501 Program is to assist socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranch owners in owning and operating farms and ranches while increasing their participation in agricultural programs and services provided by the USDA. This program will assist eligible community-based organizations, higher education institutions, and tribal entities in providing outreach and technical assistance to socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers.
Funding Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Advocacy and Outreach
Eligible Grantees: 1)Any community-based organization, network, or coalition of community-based organization that: a) demonstrates experience in providing agricultural education or other agricultural-related services to socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers; b) provides documentary evidence of work with, and on behalf of socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers during the 3-year period preceding the submission of a proposal for assistance under this program; and c) does not or has not engaged in activities prohibited under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986;  2) an 1890 or 1994 institution of higher education (as defined in 7 U.S.C. § 7601); 3) An American Indian tribal community college or an Alaska Native cooperative college; 4) A Hispanic-Serving Institution of higher education (as defined in 7 U.S.S;§ 3103; 5) Any other institution of higher education (as defined in 20 U.S.C. § 1001) that has demonstrated experience in providing agricultural education or other agricultural-related services to  socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers; 6) An Indian tribe (as defined in 25 U.S.C. § 450b)  or a National tribal organization that has demonstrated experience in providing agricultural education or other agriculturally-related services to socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers; and 7) All other oganizations or institutions that received funding under this program before January 1, 1996 but only with respect to projects that th Secretary considers are similar to projects previously carried out by the entity under the program.
Deadline: 8/25/2014

*On occasion, this section will feature relevant cross-cutting DOJ and other federal agency grants. For a comprehensive listing of all federal grants, please visit www.grants.gov.

CRIMINAL
Criminal Grants

 


Criminal Training and Technical Assistance

 

JUVENILE
Juvenile Grants

 


Juvenile Training & Technical Assistance

 

For information on other Juvenile training and technical assistance opportunities, please visit www.ojjdp.gov/funding

CIVIL
Grants - Civil

For information on other Civil opportunities, please visit www.ojp.usdoj.gov.


Civil Training and Technical Assistance

For information on other Civil opportunities, please visit www.ojp.usdoj.gov.


OFFICE ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN (OVW)
OVW Grants

**NEW** Justice for Families Program: Domestic Violence Mentor Court Initiative                                                    
The Mentor Court Initiative creates a unique opportunity to recognize well-established specialized courts and enable them to guide other courts and court-based programs that wish to significantly improve their court responses to domestic violence cases and ensure victim safety and offender accountability.  This initiative will support up to five Mentor Court sites, provide intense technical assistance to the selected sites, and link selected sites with other jurisdictions that are implementing specialized practices for handling domestic violence cases.  Funds may be used to support the following purpose areas: Purpose Area 3 – Educate court-based and court-related personnel and court-appointed personnel (including custody evaluators and guardians ad litem) and child protective services workers on the dynamic of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, including information on perpetrator behavior, evidence-based risk factors for domestic and dating violence homicide, and on issues relating to the needs of victims, including safety, security, privacy, and confidentiality, including cases in which the victim proceeds pro se; Purpose Area 5 – Enable courts or court-based or court-related programs to develop and enhance court infrastructure, community-based initiatives, offender management, safe and confidential information-storage and information-sharing databases within and between court systems, education and outreach programs to improve community access, including enhanced access for underserved populations, and other other projects likely to improve court responses to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking; and Purpose Area 8 – Improve training and education to assist judges, judicial personnel, attorneys, child welfare personnel, and legal advocates in the civil justice system.
Funding Source: Office on Violence Against Women
Eligible Grantees: Federal, state, tribal, territorial, or local courts that are current Mentor Court grantees or new applicants with an existing specialized court system for handling domestic violence and sexual assault cases.
Deadline: 8/22/14

For information on other OVW opportunities, please visit www.ovw.usdoj.gov.


OVW Training & Technical Assistance

For information on other OVW opportunities, please visit www.ovw.usdoj.gov.


OFFICE FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME (OVC)
OVC Grants

 

For information on other OVC opportunities, please visit www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc.

OVCSTraining & Technical Assistance

For information on other OVC opportunities, please visit www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc


OFFICE OF TRIBAL JUSTICE (OTJ)
OTJ Grants

For information on other OTJ opportunities, please visit www.justice.gov/otj


OTJ Training & Technical Assistance

For information on other OTJ opportunities, please visit www.justice.gov/otj


Helpful Links

Bureau of Justice Assistance Grant Writing and Management Academy

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

Grants.gov

OJP Grants 101

Tribal Justice and Safety Resource Page

Updated: August 2014
General Information: The Access to Justice Initiative
 
Contact
Access to Justice Initiative
(202) 514-5312
Indigent Defense Publications Authored or Funded by DOJ
Access to Justice Accomplishments
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