Philip Fornaci of Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights & Urban Affairs to Receive 2018 Scoutt Prize
The DC Bar Foundation has selected Philip Fornaci as the recipient of the 2018 Jerrold Scoutt Prize. Mr. Fornaci is the Project Director of the DC Prisoners’ Project with the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs. The Foundation will present the 2018 Jerrold Scoutt Prize during the DC Bar's Judicial Reception on Thursday, April 19, 2018.
Today, the DC Bar Foundation is pleased to announce that it will award an additional $7 million in 2018 to legal aid organizations in DC focused on preserving affordable housing, defending low-income tenants in eviction cases, and assisting low-income DC residents in other housing-related legal issues.
The DC Bar Foundation awarded more than $6.7 million to 27 DC legal aid organizations providing free legal assistance to low-income DC residents in a wide array of civil legal issues in 2018.
The DC Bar Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2018 Jerrold Scoutt Prize, which is awarded annually to an exceptional legal services attorney in the District of Columbia. Nominations will be accepted until November 17, 2017.
Request for Proposals: More than $5 Million Available for Civil Legal Aid in the District of Columbia
DCBF is currently accepting applications from nonprofit organizations, located in the District, requesting funding for civil legal aid projects and general support. There is more than $4.5 million available for project-based funding through the Access to Justice (ATJ) Grants Program, and $600,000 available for general support funding through the Private Grants Program. Applications are due by 3:00 pm on Thursday, September 28, 2017.