From the website:
A webinar on LSC’s 2012 Technology Initiative Grant (TIG) funding cycle will be held on Wednesday, February 8 at 12:30 p.m. EST. The webinar will cover:
Eligibility for the TIG program;
2012 Areas of Interest;
The application process, including Letters of Intent (LOIs); and
The online application system.
LSC expects to issue the Request for Letters of Intent to Apply by February 10, 2012. The deadline for submitting Letters of Intent will be Monday, March 12, 2012. LSC encourages all of its grantees to submit LOIs, particularly those that have not previously participated in the TIG program.
Webinar participants must register in advance. Register for the webinar here.
Approximately $3.4 million in funding is available for the 2012 TIG cycle. Only LSC grantees can apply for TIG grants, but other interested parties may partner with their local LSC program on projects that use technology to improve access to justice.
Get more information about the TIG program and LOI process.
I can not emphasize strongly enough that this is an important opportunity for any access organization. While the grant itself must be made to a current LSC grantee, and while there are requirements for other organizations receiving money under the grant, LSC has a long history of supporting and valuing collaborations, particularity with courts. There is no match requirement. Obviously there is potential leverage with the current SJI Concept Paper solicitation on the self-represented.
I would encourage courts and others to reach out with technology innovation ideas. Those who do not know who to talk to, should feel free to be in touch with me. LSC can also be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is an important program with a history of great achievement, including the national website network, the document assembly system, the online veterans support system, among many others. Here is a link to completed projects with replicable potential.