SJI received 19 grant applications requesting a total of $979,640 for the 1st quarter of FY 2013. The Board will meet on December 10, 2012 to make decisions on grant awards for the 1st quarter.
In October 2012, SJI announced Human Trafficking and the State Courts as a new Priority Investment Area. In addition, SJI released a call for concept papers for a Strategic Initiatives Grant(s) on this critical issue. In response, SJI received 5 concept papers totaling $1,373,775.
Grant applicants are encouraged to address one or more Priority Investment Areas with their proposed projects. In addition, grant applicants must delineate specific outcomes, and define how success will be measured. Beginning in FY 2013, applicants must research prior work on the issue they are trying to address using the SJI website and the National Center for State Courts Library and Digital Archive, where all SJI products produced after 2010 by grantees are archived. Applicants are also encouraged to research any other available sources of information not contained on the SJI or NCSC Library websites.
SJI Grant funding remains available on a first-come, first-served, basis for grant applications that merit funding. Deadlines for the remainder of FY 2013 are as follows: 2nd quarter – February 1, 2013; 3rd quarter – May 1, 2013; and 4th quarter – August 1, 2013.