Access to Justice Foundation Seeks Grant Proposals

The Arkansas Access to Justice Foundation seeks grant applications for its 2023 grant cycle. Grant proposals are sought from organizations that provide legal aid to low-income Arkansans and organizations that improve the administration of justice. Courts, court clerks, law libraries, and local governments are eligible to apply, if proposing a project that will improve the accessibility of courts for Arkansans. A total of $50,000 in grants will be awarded. Grant applicants may request between $2,500 and $50,000.

Grant applications are due by April 30th, 2023.

The list below provides a non-exhaustive list of the types of proposals that will be considered for funding:

  • Direct legal services to low-income Arkansans (applicant must be a 501(c)(3) organization);
  • Projects that improve Arkansas’s Justice Index ranking;
  • Language access improvements;
  • Training/recruitment of court interpreters in underserved languages;
  • Translation/printing of courthouse signage;
  • Disability access improvements;
  • Training for court staff on accommodations for court users with limited English proficiency or disabilities;
  • Implementation of text message reminder systems for court dates or other court obligations (for court systems);
  • Court navigator projects; or
  • Court programs that provide accommodations for court users with children.

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