Funding Urgent Boots-on-the-Ground Initiatives
The American Bar Endowment’s Opportunity Grant Program supports new, boots-on-the-ground, innovative programs and projects that serve the immediate and critical legal needs of the public and are of importance to the legal profession and its concerns for access to justice. The ABE Opportunity Grant Program funding focus areas include:
- Access to justice, especially for vulnerable and underserved populations, through innovations to legal services delivery, including maximizing pro bono service delivery.
- The rule of law and the improvement of the justice system, including ensuring equal justice and the elimination of bias.
- Increased public understanding of the law and the legal system to foster greater civic engagement.
The 2021 grant cycle is now open. Proposals are due by Friday, October 2, 2020. This year the ABE has added an optional letter of intent (LOI) process you can use to obtain feedback about your proposed program or project before you take the time to complete the full application. LOI submissions are due by Friday, August 21, 2020. The ABE will make final grant awards in February 2021, and these will be paid on April 1, 2021.
Please review these guidelines and instructions and use these forms to apply for an Opportunity Grant.
ABE OPPORTUNITY GRANT PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION
THE 2021 GRANT CYCLE IS NOW OPEN
PAST GRANT RECIPIENTS
Funding urgent, boots on the ground initiatives.
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