How to Apply for a Technology Initiative Grant
The LSC Technology Initiative Grant (TIG) program funds technology projects to provide greater access to high quality legal assistance and information for low-income Americans. Learn about the eligibility requirements, application information and resources to apply for a Technology Initiative Grant.
The TIG FY2023 Funding Cycle opened in mid-January 2023. The appropriation for Technology Initiative Grants for FY2023 is $5,000,000. Please view the funding notice for more information.
|TIG Program Announcement||January 17, 2023|
|TIG Pre-Application Webinar||February 2, 2023|
|Technical Assistance Calls with Regional TIG Staff||February to Early March 2023|
|Pre-Application Due (General Category)||March 10, 2023|
|Launch of Technology Improvement Project Application System||April 10, 2023|
|Launch of New Adoption, Enhancement, and Expansion Application||April 10, 2023|
|Invitation for Full Applications (General Category)||Mid-April, 2023|
|Technology Improvement Project Applications Due||May 19, 2023|
|Adoption, Enhancement, and Expansion Applications Due||June 2, 2023|
|Full Applications Due (General Category)||June 2, 2023|
|Award Announcements||October 2023|
The TIG application process in the General TIG category begins with the submission of a brief Pre-Application to apply for funding. The submission of a Pre-Application enables a prospective grantee to get feedback on their project idea. We invite full proposals for those projects that have a reasonable chance of success in the grant competition process based on LSC’s analysis of the information provided in the Pre-Application. Below are links to the Pre-Application Resource Guide and Pre-Application Module. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact TIG staff with any questions or to get information about prior TIG projects. Please note that applicants for Technology Improvement Projects and the new Adoption, Expansion, and Enhancement categories do not need to submit Pre-Applications.
Applicants can view the 2023 TIG Pre-Application Webinar recording by clicking here.
For proposals in the General TIG category, LSC invites successful pre-applicants to submit a Full Application in the LSC GrantEase online system. Full applications are due on June 2, 2023.
LSC is hosting an informational webinar for invited applicants on Thursday, April 27, 2023, at 3 p.m. EDT.
Technology Initiative Grant (TIG) applicants must be current grantees of LSC Basic Field-General, Basic Field-Migrant, or Basic Field-Native American grants. Although other entities are not eligible to apply, they are encouraged to participate as project partners.
Applicants must be up to date according to the milestone/payment schedule on any existing TIG projects prior to submitting a new TIG application. TIGs will not be awarded to any applicant unless the applicant has made satisfactory progress on all TIGs previously awarded to it and is not currently subject to any short funding (i.e., less than one year) on basic field grants.
Technology Improvement Projects (TIP) grants are available to fund a technology assessment, information security audit, business process improvement, or technology planning process. The maximum amount for funding requests in this category is $35,000, and they are 12- or 18-month projects. TIP applications are shorter and simpler than a full TIG application. There is no pre-application or invitation requirement.
Technology Improvement Project (TIP) applications are available in GrantEase, LSC's online grant management system. TIP applications are due on May 19, 2023. See the TIP Application guidance below on how to create and submit an application.
LSC is hosting an informational webinar on April 27, 2023, about the TIG application process. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact TIG staff with any questions.
Technology Improvement Project applicants must be current grantees of LSC Basic Field-General, Basic Field-Migrant, or Basic Field-Native American grants that are not subject to short-funding (i.e., funding less than one year) on their basic field grant award. Applicants must be up-to-date according to the milestone/payment schedule on any existing TIG projects before submitting a TIP application.
In 2023, LSC launched the Adoption, Enhancement, and Expansion (AEE) Grants category to fund successful TIG projects focusing on integration, expansion, and enhancement. This initiative aims to ensure long-term success and widespread use of mature technologies within the legal services community. AEE awards have 24-month terms with a recommended minimum funding request of $40,000.
Adoption, Enhancement, and Expansion (AEE) applications were launched in GrantEase, LSC's online grant management system, the week of April 10, 2023. AEE applications are due on June 2, 2023. The AEE guide linked below includes instructions on how to create and submit an application.
LSC is hosting an informational webinar on April 27, 2023, about the TIG application process. Prospective applicants are also encouraged to contact TIG staff with any questions.
AEE applicants must be nearing completion or have recently completed a successful TIG. They must be current grantees of LSC Basic Field-General, Basic Field-Migrant, or Basic Field-Native American grants that are not subject to short-funding (i.e., funding less than one year) on their Basic Field Grant. Applicants must be up to date according to the milestone/payment schedule on any existing TIG projects prior to applying.
Visit the GrantEase Training page for more information on completing your Technology Initiative Grant application. All TIG-specific trainings will be posted on this page, including video guides (see Special Grants Videos) and user manuals with screenshots and step-by-step instructions for completing a pre-application or application in GrantEase.
|Title of File or Publication||Size||Format|
|2023 TIG General Category Application Guide.pdf||2.15mb||Download|
|2023 TIG - AEE Category Application Guide.pdf||2.23mb||Download|
|2023 TIG - TIP Category Application Guide.pdf||1.21mb||Download|
|2023 TIG Pre-Application and Funding Cycle Webinar.mp4||123.84mb||MP4||Download|
|2023 TIG Pre-Application Webinar Presentation.pdf||1.82mb||Download|
|2023 TIG Pre-Application Guide.pdf||621.00kb||Download|
Contact the TIG Team
Reach out if you have questions about our current funding cycle or past awards.
Eric Mathison, Grant Coordinator
David Bonebrake, South Region
Glenn Rawdon, North Region
Jane Ribadeneyra, West Region