NJWLA Offers New Grant Opportunity


2013 GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT
Issue Date: December 12, 2012

UPDATE – 2013 Grant Recipients

The New Jersey Women Lawyers Association (NJWLA) was formed in 1981 to promote the retention and advancement of women in the legal profession. NJWLA has grown from a handful of members to more than 500 members. NJWLA advocates for the appointment of female judicial candidates and screens and endorses female judicial candidates. NJWLA holds numerous educational and networking events throughout the year for its members. Each spring the WILL Platinum Gala honors women from the private, public and judicial sectors of the profession who work to advance women in the legal profession. Further information about NJWLA can be found on our website.

NJWLA is currently accepting Grant Applications for programs that research, develop, and/or implement solutions. strategies and initiatives to: 1) support and promote women lawyers to the highest levels of law firm, government, academic, community and corporate positions and the judiciary; 2) engage in statewide and/or nationwide efforts designed to retain women in the legal profession, including through providing education; 3) remove barriers to women’s entry and advancement in the legal profession; 4) develop and promote women leaders, role models and mentors in the legal profession; 5) educate the legal profession and general public about gender equity concerns and issues related to the legal profession; 6) provide a voice for women, including in shaping legislation of importance to women; and 7) encourage women to attend law school.

The total amount of Grant availability will be $30,000. There is no dollar limit on the amount an organization may apply for; however, NJWLA anticipates that it will award multiple grants in 2013 from this amount.

GUIDELINES

Qualifications:
Applicants must be a nonprofit, federally tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization (nonprofit
organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies are eligible to apply). Applications must be submitted in English.

Restrictions:

  • A program must be specific to the mission and purpose of NJWLA
  • Salaries, if requested, must be for personnel directly related to this program only and not general work of applicant. These salaries must also be in line with nonprofit salaries and should not include a component for fringe benefits.

Agreement and Grant Period:
All grants are conditioned on Grantee’s acceptance and execution of a Grant Agreement. The Grant Cycle is February 1, 2013 through January 30, 2014.

Payments and Reporting:
Grant awards will be made in two (2) payments, if warranted. The first payment will be made upon receipt of a fully executed Grant Agreement. The second payment, if warranted, will be made after NJWLA receives and accepts the six (6) month Progress Report, which is due on June 30, 2013. A final report is also required within thirty (30) days of the completion of the Grant Cycle.

Confirmation of Receipt of Applications:
NJWLA will send email notification to the Contact Person indicated on the Grant Application confirming receipt of an application. If your application contains very minor compliance deficiencies, you may be notified and asked to correct the deficiencies in a prescribed timeframe.

Announcement of Grant Awards:
The NJWLA will announce the grant awards in February 2013. All recipients will receive written notification. Applicants that are awarded funding will be featured in the Gala Program for the Spring 2013 NJWLA Gala. Grant recipients are strongly recommended to attend the Gala as guests of the Association, and, if requested, provide a summary of grant outcomes. The 2013 Gala will be held on March 20, 2013 at 6 p.m. at The Grove, 691 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove, NJ.

The Grant Application and Grant Agreement can be downloaded here:

PLEASE SUBMIT THE COMPLETED GRANT APPLICATION ELECTRONICALLY IN PDF FORMAT to cskinner@njwla.org AND ONE PAPER ORIGINAL to:
Colleen Skinner
New Jersey Women Lawyers Association
633 Franklin Avenue, PMB #118
Nutley, NJ 07110.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 P.M. ON JANUARY 15, 2013.

Applications that do not follow this format will not be considered for funding.

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