• 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.


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


The FY23 application for the Civil Legal Counsel Projects Program will open in August 2022. The Foundation is hosting a grants information session on August 10 from 1 PM - 3 PM. During the session, we will provide an overview of the grant programs, funding for the FY23 grant cycle (Jan 2023-Dec 2023),  the grants timeline, and the application process. Register here by August 6 to attend. 


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


Organizations that receive funding through the publicly-funded CLCPP are required to provide financial reports and semi-annual programmatic reports. The reporting schedule for FY22 CLCPP grants (January 1, 2022, to December 31, 2022) 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 29, 2022 by 5:00 pm: Required Signatures and Quarterly Financial Report

  2. Due July 29, 2022 via JotForm by 5:00 pm: Required Signatures, Quarterly Financial Report, and Data and information requirements

  3. Due October 30, 2022 by 11:59 pm: Quarterly Financial Report Form (template)

  4. Due January 27, 2023 by 5:00 pm: Required Signatures, Quarterly Financial Report, and Data and Information Requirements

  • Grant Adjustment Request Form

    • Attachment A: Revised Performance Measures Form

    • Attachment B: Revised Budget Form