DOJ – Tribal Civil and Criminal Legal Assistance Program (2021)

Applications Due: April 7, 2021, 11:59 p.m. ET

This program provides civil and criminal legal assistance to low-income individuals, Indian tribes, and tribal justice systems to support the development and enhancement of tribal justice systems and access to those systems.

Helpful resources

  • The Justice in Government Project at American University has curated research briefs on how civil legal aid helps Native Americans. You can access the brief here.
  • Want help making your case? The Justice Index scores and ranks states on their adoption of best practices for ensuring access to justice. Find how well your state is doing here.

Grant information

Number: O-BJA-2021-51003
Funding Title: FY 2021 Tribal Civil and Criminal Legal Assistance Program

Agency Name: Department of Justice – Bureau of Justice Assistance
Funding Instrument Type: Grant

Express Language for Legal Aid: Yes! Civil legal aid providers are one of the target groups for this funding opportunity.

Expected Number of Awards: There are 2 grants in total:

(1) for Criminal Legal Assistance Services

(1) for Civil Legal Assistance Services

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,200,000

Award Ceiling: Each award is intended to be worth $600,000

Current Closing Date for Applications: April 7, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET

Eligible Applicants: Nonprofits entities as defined by 26 U.S.C.§501(c)(3) which provide legal assistance services for Indian tribes, tribal justice systems, or members of Indian tribes pursuant to federal poverty guidelines.

For more information

Link to Full Announcement: Link to listing and link to full solicitation

Categories: Department of Justice, Express Language for Legal Aid, Native American, Native American Tribes or Tribal Organizations, Native Americans, Non-profit Organizations, Subgrant Possibilities, Uncategorized

%d bloggers like this: