[District of Columbia, March 7, 2016] – The DC Bar Foundation (DCBF) is now accepting applications from DC-based legal aid organizations for foreclosure prevention and community redevelopment legal assistance projects. The application is hosted on DCBF’s new online grants management system and due by 5:00 pm on Friday, April 8, 2016.
DCBF will award $950,000 for foreclosure prevention and community redevelopment legal assistance projects in mid-June 2016, with the grant year beginning July 1, 2016. Organizations can apply for one-, two- or three-year grants. Interviews will take place on May 10, 11 and 12, 2016. The funds were made available through a settlement on mortgage-related litigation between the U.S. Department of Justice and Citigroup. To start an application for these funds, visit our online grants management system here.
The DC Bar Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization established in 1977, is the largest funder of civil legal services in the District. The Bar Foundation’s mission is to fund, support, and improve legal representation of the poor, vulnerable, and otherwise disadvantaged in the District of Columbia, and it is committed to the vision that residents of the District have equal access to justice, regardless of income. The Foundation provides grants and training and technical assistance to local non-profit legal services organizations and awards loans to D.C. poverty lawyers to help with their educational debt.