Equal Justice Works invites eligible organizations to submit proposals for the Equal Justice Works Disaster Resilience Program.
The Disaster Resilience Program mobilizes Fellows (legal aid attorneys) and Student Fellows (law students) to provide free civil legal aid in disaster-prone areas to ensure vital legal services are accessible, comprehensive, and responsive to the unique needs of individuals, families, and communities.
Twelve Fellows and twelve Student Fellows will join the second cohort of the Disaster Resilience Program and work full-time for two years at legal services organizations in New Mexico and Louisiana beginning October 2021. Fellows will help low-income families build economic security and disaster resilience in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Equal Justice Works will support the Fellows and Student Fellows, as well as the host organizations throughout the program duration.
The Disaster Resilience Program’s second cohort is funded by W.K. Kellogg Foundation, California Community Foundation, and supplemented by Equal Justice Works.
Please see the full Request for Proposals (RFP) and accompanying appendices, Notice of Intent to apply (requested, not mandatory; response by September 6), and the host organization application (due October 8, 2021, new extended deadline) links below.
Anyone unable to meet the deadline due to Hurricane Ida should reach out to us individually to ask for an extension at [email protected]
*All 10 attachments/appendices for download also listed out on the application form*
Before applying, please review the following materials:
- Host Organization Request for Proposals
- Equal Justice Works Standard Grant Award Conditions for Non-Federal Grants (8)
- Sample Fellow Position Description (6)
- Disaster Resilience Program RFP Q&A
Templates & Forms
The following materials are required for submission:
- Applicant Information (1)
- Proposal Narrative (2)
- Budget Worksheet (3)
- Policy Certification (4)
- Certification for Data Privacy (5)
- Pre-award Survey (7)
- Risk Assessment Tool (9)
- Financial Statements and IRS Form
If you have any questions about the application process, please reach out to [email protected].