Chapter Community Outreach Grant

The Foundation’s Chapter Community Outreach Grants program was started in 2011 to support community service or outreach projects that involve FBA chapter participation. Funded projects must address the need for legal services in the community or fall under any component of the Foundation’s mission, which is to:

  • Promote and support legal research and education;
  • Advance the science of jurisprudence;
  • Facilitate the administration of justice; and
  • Foster improvements in the practice of Federal law.

Community Outreach Programs:

Over the past several years, the Foundation’s Chapter Community Outreach Grants have supported many worthwhile activities across the country, including educational programs to introduce high school students to important federal laws; a mentorship program for a federal drug court, including recovery, educational and employment materials; writing competitions for law students; and an interview skills workshop in partnership with the District Court’s two probation programs.

How to Apply For A Grant:

Download the Grant Application

Foundation Grant Program Follow-Up Report

The Foundation of the Federal Bar Association encourages all FBA Chapters to apply for a Chapter Community Outreach Grant, which can be up to $10,000.

Preference will be given to chapters that did not receive a grant the prior fiscal year. New chapters will not be eligible to receive both a New Chapter Outreach Grant and a Chapter Outreach Grant in a given year. The applications of new chapters which received a New Chapter Outreach Grant in the previous year will be reviewed as if they did not receive the New Chapter Outreach Grant.Chapters are required to submit a Follow-Up Report to the Foundation upon completion of the project.

Chapter Community Outreach Grant applications are accepted twice during the Foundation’s fiscal year and processed according to the following schedule:

Grant Application Due Date Date Awarded
June 15 August 31
December 15 February 28

Please remember, community service or outreach should be the program’s focus, and FBA Chapter participation in the project is necessary. More information is included in the grant application materials.


Grant Application

Follow Up Report Guidelines


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