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Indiana Court Improvement Program (CIP) Grants

Grants to Indiana Courts to Improve the Court
System for Abused and Neglected Children

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Indiana Supreme Court

Deadline Date:

09/04/19 4:00 PM


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Grants to Indiana courts for programs and projects to better meet the needs of neglected or abused children involved in court proceedings. Funding is intended to improve the well being, safety and permanency outcomes for children and families. Projects may involve basic court improvements, training and education, and data collection and analysis.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 159862

Estimated Size of Grant:

CIP Grants will typically range from $100 to $35,000. Programs/projects larger than $35,000 may be

Term of Contract:

CIP grants are awarded for one year on an October 1st – September 30th funding cycle. Each year thereafter,
programs may apply for continued funding on a competitive basis. Continued funding from year to year is
not guaranteed. CIP grant funds may be awarded for the same program/project for a maximum of four years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are limited to state courts exercising jurisdiction over CHINS, TPR, and Dual Status cases.

The costs of organized fundraising, including financial campaigns, endowment drives, solicitation of gifts and bequests, and similar expenses incurred solely to raise capital or obtain contributions are considered unallowable costs under this grant opportunity.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be submitted by email and be received no later than 4:00 PM EDT on September 4, 2019.

CIP grant funds awarded may not constitute more than 75% of the total program/project cost. Therefore,
matching contributions of 25% (cash or in-kind) of the total program/project are required and must be derived
from non-federal resources.

An applicant can apply for 75% of the total program/project for the first two years. The local match
requirement is 25%. For the third year, the applicant can only request 50% of the total program/project costs
and must provide a 50% match. For the fourth and final year, an applicant can only request 25% of the
program/project cost and must provide 75% match.

Applicants proposing multi-county programs/projects should submit a single application and designate one contact person.

CIP grants are competitive reimbursement grants awarded on a cost-reimbursement basis.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Contact for questions.

Court Improvement Program Administrator

Indiana Office of Court Services
251 N. Illinois Street, Suite 800
Indianapolis, IN 46204

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Indiana