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2019 Children’s Legal Services grant application open

Applications for The Florida Bar Foundation’s Children’s Legal Services Initiative grant are now available. Applications are due by Feb. 15.

The mission of The Florida Bar Foundation’s Children’s Legal Services Initiative is to provide legal assistance to needy children in critical areas which affect their safety, well being and future development. This mission is promoted through an annual competitive grant program centering on, but not limited to, legal assistance to foster care children, children seeking and in need of health benefits and children needing special educational assistance. In addition to funds from Florida’s Interest on Trust Accounts program, this grant program is supported by annual contributions from Florida lawyers and other contributions to the Foundation. Such contributions add significantly to the IOTA resources committed to this grant program.

The Children’s Legal Services Initiative provides grants to children’s legal services programs throughout Florida, both statewide and local. Through this grant program the Foundation also seeks to engage private volunteer attorneys in the provision of legal assistance to needy children by the funding of pro bono programs. The funding criteria established by the Foundation for these grants are designed to encourage local matching funds and collaboration with other agencies providing services to children and among children’s legal services grantees.

2019 Total Funding Available for this Initiative: $1,273,146.00
Minimum Grant Award: $25,000
Maximum Grant Award: $200,000

Timeline
1. Grant applications made available: January 11, 2019
2. Online grant applications due: February 15, 2019
3. Grant funding recommendations approved: March 15th, 2019
4. Grant funding period: April 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020
5. Grant Funds Distributed: April 15th, 2019

Applications must be submitted through LegalServer. For questions, contact Kate York, grant program director, at kyork@flabarfndn.org.

View 2018-2019 Children’s Legal Services grant recipients.

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