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  • 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-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.


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


The application for the 2024 Civil Legal Counsel Projects Program (CLCPP) is expected to open on August 1, 2023. The Foundation hosted a grants information session on July 26, 2023, and provided an overview of the grant programs, funding for the FY24 grant cycle, the grants timeline, and the application process.  Click here to download the PowerPoint presentation. Supplemental Information can be found below.

Awards will be announced mid-December 2023, with the grant year running from January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2024.


Links to the FY24 application materials are provided below.


FY24 CLCPP Application Sample  (PDF) | (Word)

FY24 Application Organization Profile Sample  (PDF) | (Word)

FY24 CLCPP Grants Program Overview and Instructions

FY24 Client Eligibility Guidelines on Residency and Income

FY24 Demographic Data (Word) | (Excel)

FY24 CLCPP Program Data and Information Collection

FY24 Data Packet Sample  (Budget Narrative Explanation and Notes)

Statutory Language, Access to Justice Initiative

Awards will be announced mid-December, with the grant year running from January 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024.


Organizations that receive funding through the publicly-funded CLCPP are required to provide financial reports and semi-annual programmatic reports. The reporting schedule for FY23 CLCPP grants (January 1, 2023, to December 31, 2023) 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 if you would like to discuss your project deliverables, budgets, or reporting deadlines.

  1. Due April 28, 2023 by 5:00 pm: Required Signatures and Quarterly Financial Report

  2. Due July 28, 2023 via JotForm by 5:00 pm: Required Signatures, Quarterly Financial Report, and Data and information requirements

  3. Due October 27, 2023 by 11:59 pm: Quarterly Financial Report Form

  4. Due January 26, 2024 by 5:00 pm: Required Signatures, Quarterly Financial Report, and Data and Information Requirements

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