Berkley Law Foundation releases RFPS for Public Interest Law Projects. Deadline 1/16/2015

“The Berkeley Law Foundation (BLF) is now soliciting proposals for one­ year public interest legal projects to begin in 2015. To be considered, proposals must be received electronically by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, January 16, 2015.

BLF traditionally awards one to two grants per year to individuals undertaking public interest law projects that will serve legally disadvantaged or politically under ­represented groups and promote systemic change. The grants are viewed as seed money for innovative projects that will immediately provide sorely needed legal services and will continue providing such services for years to come.

The below referenced document consists of a request for proposals and grant application instructions. BLF funds projects throughout the country. Past projects have been located in New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Southern California, California’s Central Valley, Florida, Washington, and Arizona, among other locales.

Each year’s grant amounts depend on the availability of funds. Proposals received by January 16, 2015 will be reviewed over several weeks. Finalists will be selected in March 2015 and interviewed via teleconference or Skype videoconference in early April 2015. BLF will select its 2015­ 2016 grantees by May 1, 2015.”

Details and format of the proposal can be accessed at the following link: http://berkeleylawfoundation.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/blf_rfp_2015-docx.pdf

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