Funding for SRL services comes from a variety of sources, including:

Getting involved in the SRLN will connect you with colleagues who have developed successful programs using a variety of these funding strategies to create sustainable SRL services. 

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Study: AmeriCorps Court-Based Navigator Programs (Justice in Government Project 2020)

The Justice in Government Project (JGP) at American University, with support from Pew Charitable Trusts, seeks to support funding for legal aid and improve initiatives that address the access to justice gap.

Resource: Title IV-D Funding Resource Guide (SRLN 2014, revised 2017)

Many state court systems and individual courts take advantage of federal funding under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act to obtain reimbursement for the costs of adjudicating chi

News: Child Support Federal Grant Matchmaking Expands Access to Justice by Promoting Strategic Collaborations (OCSE 2016)

The Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) continues to be a driving force in ATJ through a variety of funding strategies that support innovations benefiting self-represented litigants (SRLs) including:

Guide: Systems Grant Making Resource Guide (GEO 2016)

Guide for strategic grant making from Grant Makers for Effective Organizations (GEO). Solving today’s pressing problems requires impacting the bigger picture — the systems we live and work in.

Resource: Pro Bono Innovation Fund (LSC 2015)

In March 2011, the LSC Board of Directors formed the Pro Bono Task Force to address the current crisis in legal services, where at least 50 percent of eligible low-income individuals seeking help from our grantees are turned away due to insufficie

Resource: Technology Initiative Grants (LSC 2015)

Since 2000, when Congress first appropriated special funds for the Technology Initiative Grants (TIG) program, the Legal Services Corpor

SRLN Brief: Funding (SRLN 2015)

Funding for SRL services comes from a variety of sources, including: state and local government appropriations;

Resource: Equal Access Unit of the California Center for Families, Children & the Courts (Judicial Council of California 2015)

The Equal Access Unit of the Center for Families, Children & the Courts has materials available for courts, court-­based self-­help programs, and other nonprofit providers of lega

Paper: Court Simplification In New York State: Budgetary Savings And Economic Efficiencies (Modern Courts 2013)

This paper by the Committee for Modern Courts offers an analysis of the impact of simplification and concludes that in addition to the many substantive advantages of c

Presentation: Securing Highly Competitive Grant Funds Through Collaborative Efforts and Effective Marketing (Reinhart, Herman 2011)

These are the power point presentation slides used by Don Reinhart, PhD and Madelynn Herman, MA during their presentation at the 2011 ABA/NLADA Equal Justice Conference (for more conference/preconference materials, please click