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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 (CLCPP) 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-related proceedings in landlord-tenant court in Washington, DC. The first round of Civil Legal Counsel Projects Program grants were awarded on January 1, 2018. Since then, the Foundation has awarded more than $48 million via CLCPP grants to provide critical legal assistance to DC's underserved residents.

 

Please click here to read the annual CLCPP evaluation report, generated by Kelly Jarvis, Director of Research in Community Health at NPC Research. 
 

APPLICANTS

The application for the 2025 Civil Legal Counsel Projects Program (CLCPP) will open on July 29, 2024. The Foundation hosted a grants information session in mid-July that provided an overview of the grant programs, funding for the FY25 grant cycle, the grants timeline, and the application process. The PowerPoint from that session can be found here.

Awards will be announced mid-December, with the grant year running from January 1, 2025 - December 31, 2025. Organizations that receive funding through the publicly funded CLCPP are required to provide financial reports and ongoing data reports to inform the evaluation of the program.​

 

Links to sample application materials for FY25 are provided below.

SAMPLE APPLICATION MATERIALS

  • FY25 CLCPP Application Sample for Legal Service Providers (PDF) | (Word)

  • FY25 CLCPP Application Sample for Non-Legal Service Providers (PDF) | (Word)

  • FY25 Application Organization Profile Sample for Legal Service Providers (PDF) | (Word)

  • FY25 Application Organization Profile Sample for Non-Legal Service Providers (PDF) | (Word)

  • FY25 CLCPP Grants Program Overview and Instructions (PDF)

  • FY25 Client Eligibility Guidelines on Residency and Income (PDF)

  • FY25 CLCPP Program Data and Information Collection (PDF)

  • FY25 Data Packet Sample for Legal Service Providers (Excel)

  • FY25 Data Packet Sample for Non-Legal Service Providers (Excel)

  • FY25 Budget Narrative Explanation and Notes (Word)

  • Statutory Language, Civil Legal Counsel Projects Program

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FY24 GRANTEES

The reporting schedule for FY24 CLCPP grants (January 1, 2024, to December 31, 2024) is below, along with the Grant Adjustment Request Form. Grant managers will receive an email notification when these reporting forms are ready to be completed.

 

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

  1. Due April 26, 2024 by 5:00 pm: Required Signatures and Quarterly Financial Report

  2. Due July 26, 2024 5:00 pm: Required Signatures, Quarterly Financial Report, and Data and information requirements

  3. Due October 25, 2024 by 5:00 pm: Required Signatures and Quarterly Financial Report

  4. Due January 31, 2025 by 5:00 pm: Required Signatures, Quarterly Financial Report, and Data and Information Requirements

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