How to Apply

Questions and proposals should be submitted to

Typically, grants are in the amounts of $1,000-$5,000 and is intended to cover out-of- pocket expenses necessary to pursue litigation including filing fees, depositions, transcripts, and expert fees. In rare cases, the Fund will provide assistance for overhead expenses. Grant recipients will be required to repay the Fund if the litigation is successful and costs and attorney fees are recovered.

Proposals, submitted in the form of a letter, should be no more than two pages and should include the following information:
• A brief description of the organization or firm;
• Attorneys who will be working on the case, contact name, phone number, address and email;
• Brief summary of the case and how it may have a substantial impact; and
• Amount of request and for what it would be used.

Upon the Board’s review of the preliminary proposals, all applicants will receive notification either accepting the proposal, inviting the submission of a full application, or declining further to consider the proposal.

Submit applications to
Deadline: September 15, 2018


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