Non-Binding Letter of Intent Deadline: April 11, 2018
Optional Pre-Application Informational Webinar: April 12, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Application Deadline: May 30, 2018- 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time
The National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI), through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), award number 2017-VF-GX-K130, is excited to announce that we are soliciting proposals for the Increase Legal Access in Rural Areas grant (Project). This Project is intended to encourage innovative ideas and methods to increase legal services to crime victims in rural areas. Specifically, the Project is anticipated to fund sites that will leverage technology to provide holistic legal services, including enforcement of victims’ rights, to crime victims in rural communities. NCVLI anticipates awarding three subawards up to $750,000 starting in 2018 and ending August 31, 2020.
The purpose of the Project is to help fill the gap in rural victim legal services using innovative, technological approaches combined with training, outreach and community partnerships. To achieve this, with OVC funding, NCVLI seeks to fund three programs that will leverage technology to provide holistic legal assistance and services to crime victims in rural communities, including rights enforcement. The development of innovative technology to expand access to legal services could be a one-time investment in computer hardware and software development that is institutionalized within the designated community. NCVLI, together with Project Partners Pro Bono Net and the National Network to End Domestic Violence’s Safety Net Project, will provide training and technical assistance to the selected programs.
Funding Title: Increase Legal Access in Rural Areas grant (Project)
Funder Name: The National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI), through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
Funding Instrument Type: Subgrant
Express Language for Legal Aid: Yes
Target Population: Victims of crime in rural areas
Expected Number of Awards: 3
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
Award Ceiling: $750,000
Award Floor: $0
How to Apply:
Apply online here.
Completed applications must be received by 5pm (Pacific) on May 30, 2018. Online submissions are accepted. Details at www.ncvli.org. Alternatively, please submit application by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with a re: line of “Application for Subgrant Funding to Increase Legal Services”. You may also mail a completed application to National Crime Victim Law Institute, Attn: Increasing Access Grant, at 1130 SW Morrison St., Suite 200, Portland, Oregon 97205. Regardless of method of delivery, all applications must be received by 5pm (Pacific) on May 30, 2018.
Letter of Intent: If you plan to apply, please send a non-binding letter of intent no later than April 11, 2018. It should include the following information regarding the anticipated lead applicant organization: contact person name, postal address, email address and telephone number. The letter should clearly identify the rural community in which the proposed program would operate. Send the letter to email@example.com, regarding “Increasing Legal Services.”
Grant Subaward Notification: NCVLI plans to make the subaward selections by June 30, 2018. The selected sites will enter into a subaward contract with NCVLI. Sign up to receive updates on this Project at www.ncvli.org. Awards anticipated by June 30, 2018.
Optional Pre-Application Information Webinar: NCVLI will conduct a pre-application information webinar on April 12, 2018 at 12:00pm (Pacific). Participation is optional. Register here.
Current Closing Date for Applications: by May 30, 2018 5:00 p.m., Pacific Time
Link to Full Announcement: Here
Frequently Asked Questions: Here
Contact Information: For more information, please email NCVLI at firstname.lastname@example.org. To expedite responses please include “Increasing Legal Services” in the re: line.