Civil Legal Counsel Grants

  • Formal name: Civil Legal Counsel Projects Program
  • Legislation passed in late June 2017
  • Source of funding: public funding from a grant from the District
  • Application opens: 2018

The Civil Legal Counsel Projects Program was established by the Council of the District of Columbia through the Expanding Access to Justice Amendment Act of 2017. The legislation designates the DC Bar Foundation to administer this grant program. Grants will be awarded exclusively to DC legal aid organizations that are providing legal representation to low-income DC tenants facing eviction proceedings in landlord-tenant court in Washington, DC.

We expect to award the first round of grants in 2018. Please check our website for updates, or email grants@dcbarfoundation.org for more information.

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