Civil Legal Counsel Projects Program 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
  • Grant year: January 1 to December 31

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 are 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.

The first round of Civil Legal Counsel Projects Program grants were awarded on January 1, 2018.

APPLICANTS

The 2020 application for the Civil Legal Counsel Projects Program is now closed. Awards will be announced mid-December, with the grant year running from January 1 – December 31, 2020.

CURRENT GRANTEES

Organizations that receive funding through the publicly-funded CLCPP are required to provide financial reports and semi-annual programmatic reports. The reporting schedule for FY20 CLCPP grants (January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020) is below, along with the Grant Adjustment Request Form.

Thank you for your unwavering commitment to providing legal aid to our shared community during these unprecedented times. You are a valued DCBF partner; together we will work through the shifting landscape as this pandemic continues to unfold.  

At any time, please contact BA at grants@dcbarfoundation.org if you would like to discuss your project deliverables, budgets, or reporting deadlines.

  1. Due Tuesday, April 30, 2020 by 5:00 pm: Required Signatures and Quarterly Financial Report
  2. Due Wednesday, July 31, 2020 by 5:00 pm: Required Signatures, Quarterly Financial Report
  3. Due Thursday, October 31, 2020 by 5:00 pm: Required Signatures Form and Quarterly Financial Report Form
  4. Due Friday, January 31, 2021 by 5:00 pm: Required Signatures, Quarterly Financial Report, and Client Story