(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, the Bowser Administration is hosting the first of three pre-bidders’ conferences for the 2018 Immigrant Justice Legal Services (IJLS) Grant. The Request for Applications (RFA) was released on Friday, August 4 and the submission deadline is Tuesday, August 29, at 5 pm Completed applications must be submitted through the online portal ZoomGrants.
Through the IJLS Grant Program, the Bowser Administration is making a total of $500,000 available to fund programs that provide targeted services and resources to the DC immigrant population and their family members. The FY2018 Immigrant Justice Legal Services Grant Program will award grants of up to $150,000 to organizations with a current and valid 501(c)(3) status, as well as private organizations, associations, and law firms that plan to mobilize pro bono legal services in order to provide immigration legal services.
Mayor Bowser’s IJLS program is the first of its kind in Washington, DC. While similar programs exist in other parts of the nation, DC’s program has a broader focus than most. Among other services, the IJLS program funds “know your rights” legal briefings, trainings and mentorship for pro bono attorneys, and legal assistance to help people navigate affirmative filings and asylum applications.
The RFA can be found on the website of the Mayor’s Office of Partnerships and Grant Services. All prospective applicants who have questions regarding the RFA are encouraged to attend an informational session.
Informational Session #2
Wednesday, August 9, at 4:30 pm
John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Mayor’s Press Briefing Room (G-9)
*Closest Metros: Federal Triangle and Metro Center Metro Stations*
Informational Session #3
Thursday, August 10, at 10:30 am
Frank D. Reeves Center
2000 14th Street, NW, Room 200
*Closest Metro: U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo Metro Station*
Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected].