State Bar of New Mexico Access to Justice Fund Grant Commission
2020-21 Grant Process Now Open

Request for Proposal Release Date: February 14, 2020
Due Date: Noon, April 17, 2020
LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
Grant Period: July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 (12 months)
Amount to be Awarded: Approximately $900,000


The State Bar of New Mexico Access to Justice Fund Grant Commission (the “Grant Commission”) was created by the Board of Bar Commissioners on December 7, 2017 in response to the NM Supreme Court’s Order on December 4, 2017 which returned oversight of the annual grant funding process to a new commission created by the State Bar of New Mexico. The Grant Commission shall be responsible for soliciting grant applications, reviewing the applications, and awarding grants to civil legal service organizations consistent with the current State Plan for the Provision of Civil Legal Services to Low Income New Mexicans ("State Plan").

Therefore, the Grant Commission now seeks grant applications from nonprofit organizations that provide civil legal services to low income New Mexicans within the scope of the State Plan. Upon review of the applications, the Grant Commission will make the final decision regarding applicants to be awarded grants and the amount of each grant.


Materials

2020-21 Request for Proposals ("RFP")

You must submit your "Intent to Apply" via email to Vannessa Sanchez at vsanchez@nmbar.org before preparing your application. See RFP for details.

2020 Project Budget Summary Template - view only
2020 Project Budget Detail Template - view only
Appendix A

State Plan for the Provision of Civil Legal Services to Low Income New Mexicans ("State Plan”) - Current as of February 2020.

If you encounter any problems when submitting your application, call Vannessa Sanchez at 505-797-6060 before 10:00 a.m. on April 17, 2020 for instructions on how to submit your application.

Inquiries Related to the 2020-21 ATJ Fund Grant Commission RFP

Signature Page Documents

Additional Information

ATJ Fund Grant Commission Roster

December 4, 2017 Order from the New Mexico Supreme Court

Direct questions to Vannessa Sanchez at vsanchez@nmbar.org or 505-797-6060.