LOI Now Open for Innovation and Infrastructure Grants

We are pleased to advise that access to the Letter of Intent to apply for infrastructure or innovation grants for civil legal aid is now available online. Instructional videos on how to navigate the online grantmaking platform are also posted. Letters of intent are due November 2nd.  We urge you to read the information on the California Access to Justice Commission website before applying.  


Funds are available to 501(c)(3) nonprofits that provide civil legal aid to indigent persons, including (but not limited to) IOLTA-funded organizations. Project funds must be used to support the (1) infrastructure and/or (2) innovation needs of legal services in civil matters for persons living at or below 200% FPT, seniors and persons with developmental disabilities. Please review the eligibility and other project information, including Innovation and Infrastructure Examples, and the scoring criteria, on the California Access to Justice Commission website


  • Total Funding: $4,950,000
  • Expected Number of Grants: 20-30
  • Grants Size: $25,000 – $250,000 per project
  • Anticipated Median Range: $75,000 – $125,000
  • Grant Period: The grant period is 12 months, beginning March 1 


If you were not able to join the Oct 18th webinar, PIVOT: A Community Conversation about Creating Change through the CalATJ Innovation and Infrastructure Grants, a copy of the recording and the Webinar Deck is posted, along with updated FAQs about the grant.  Please visit the CalATJ website.

For additional technical assistance, you may contact [email protected] or Catherine Borgeson ([email protected]).  

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