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The Foundation’s Training Grant Program provides applicants periodic opportunities to obtain funding in support of training qualified legal service providers to better enable them to facilitate or provide services to meet the legal needs of people in Florida. (A “qualified legal services provider” is a member of The Florida Bar or other individual authorized by the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar or other law to provide qualified legal services.)
Although there are no minimum or maximum amounts established, these grants are designed to be limited in nature and are expected to range from $10,000 to $30,000.
Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Funding decisions will be made either by the Executive Committee or Board of Directors as soon as possible upon receipt of an eligible application. To register and submit an application, after reviewing the Grant Eligibility section below, please access the following link: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=fbf
The Foundation only provides grants to organizations, not individuals. Any organization interested in applying for any FBF funding must meet these listed requirements.
- Have a primary purpose consistent with the specific mission of The Florida Bar Foundation;
- Be a non-profit entity, tax-exempt and qualified to receive charitable donations within the meaning of the Internal Revenue Code;
- Operate within the State of Florida;
- Have an audit mechanism that provides accountability of Foundation funds;
- Agree to satisfy, as applicable, all of the Foundation’s grants assurances and reporting requirements, including the submission of annual, audited financial statements;
- Be current in all filings required to be made by it with any governmental authority;
- Maintain open records as required by law, while protecting and preserving all applicable client privileges;
- Be an equal employment opportunity employer; and
- Be able to demonstrate that it can utilize any funds granted to it in a manner consistent with rules and policies adopted by the Board of Directors of the Foundation.
- Trainings must be provided by qualified grantee organizations; and
- Funds must be used to develop and deliver trainings on topics useful to the Florida civil legal aid community and its collective capacity to provide or facilitate qualified legal services in the following areas:
o Health and Safety:
o Protective and Corrective Security; and/or
o Family, Community and Legal Stability.
Additional eligibility requirements may be included in the application.
This grant is funded by IOTA funds collected pursuant to Rule 5.1-1(g), rules regulating The Florida Bar.