Welcome to the Funding Toolkit
For State Courts and Justice System Partners
The toolkit is designed to support local courts, state courts, and their justice system partners as they pursue federal and philanthropic funding opportunities. This toolkit includes resources that encompass the entire grant seeking, writing and management process, such as planning checklists, sample documents, frequently asked questions and fact sheets. Technical assistance is also available to courts to provide support and feedback during the grant writing and development process. Whether you are new to the grant process, have attempted unsuccessfully to write grants in the past, want to know about new funding opportunities, or are honing your grant skills, this toolkit is for you!
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Court ₵ents Podcast
Ep3: SJI Grantee Spotlight
SJI grantees Danielle Malangone (Center for Court Innovation), Jeff Rinard (Texas Office of Court Administration), and Courtney Porter, PhD (Fairfax County, Virginia Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court) discuss SJI funded projects and share experiences with the SJI grantmaking process.
Current Funding Opportunities
Below you will find funding opportunities that are currently available. As the due date for submission of an application passes, these funding opportunities, and their companion resources, will be moved to the Past Funding Opportunities. If you identify an opportunity of interest, please click on the link below to access the solicitation and associated templates you may use to prepare your application. Additional Supplemental Grant Writing Materials are also available to assist you in preparing your application.
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SJI Funding Opportunities
The State Justice Institute (SJI) awards grants to improve the quality of justice in state courts, and foster innovative, efficient solutions to common issues faced by courts. State Courts and court-support organizations may apply for grants to conduct activities such as hiring expert consultants to address an issue, piloting demonstration projects, implementing or adapting curricula, or conducting educational and training programs.
Visit SJI’s Grants page to learn more about the types of grants available, including the Grant Guideline.
Visit SJI’s Forms page to access documents required to submit applications.
Visit SJI’s Priority Investment Areas page to view major focus areas for SJI support.
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Virtual technical assistance (TA) is available for state and local courts. TA may include coaching calls, document reviews and answering targeted questions related to a grant opportunity, as well as other types of support.