Funding Opportunity- American Bar Endowment: Opportunity Grant Program- Optional Intent Letters due August 18th and full proposal due date October 1st

Funding Opportunity- American Bar Endowment: Opportunity Grant Program- Optional…

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The Opportunity Grant Program, an initiative of the American Bar Endowment (ABE), supports new, boots-on-the-ground, innovative projects that serve the immediate and critical legal needs of the public and are of importance to the legal profession and its concerns for access to justice. This program's funding focus areas include the following: 1) increasing access to justice, especially for vulnerable and underserved populations, using innovations to legal services delivery, capacity building, and pro bono service delivery; 2) improvement of the justice system, including ensuring equal justice and the elimination of bias; and 3) increasing public understanding of legal rights and responsibilities so people can recognize legal problems and know how to address them. ABE is particularly interested in supporting projects that have a direct effect on the needs of individuals and communities. National organizations that apply should carefully draw the connection between their proposed work and its impact on local communities. Grants typically range up to $25,000. Nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. and its territories are eligible to apply. Optional letters of intent are due August 18, 2021; the deadline for full proposals is October 1, 2021.