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.
Since 2000, the Technology Initiative Grant program has awarded over $77 million in grants for more than 825 projects that leverage technology to help meet the civil legal needs of low-income people. The appropriation for LSC Technology Initiative Grants for FY2022 is $4,500,000.
|TIG Program Announcement||February 1, 2022|
|TIG Pre-Application Webinar||February 10, 2022|
|Technical Assistance Calls with Regional TIG Staff||Mid-February to Mid-March 2022|
|Pre-Application Due||March 18, 2022|
|Launch of Technology Improvement Project Application Systems||April 15, 2022|
|Invitation for Full Applications||Mid-April, 2022|
|Technology Improvement Project Applications Due||May 20, 2022|
|Full Applications Due||June 3, 2022|
|Award Announcements||September 2022|
|Expected Start Date||October 1, 2022|
The TIG application process 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 view the 2022 TIG Pre-Application Webinar recording held on February 10, 2022, at 3 p.m. EST/12 p.m. PST.
LSC invites successful pre-applicants to submit a full application in the LSC GrantEase online system. See the GrantEase Training Resources for guidance on how to find and complete your application. Full applications are due on June 3, 2022.
LSC is hosting an informational webinar on April 27, 2022, about the TIG application process. TIG staff are also available for technical assistance meetings in April and May.
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 and will launch on April 15, 2022. There is no pre-application or invitation requirement.
Technology Improvement Project (TIP) applications will be available in GrantEase, LSC's online grant management system, by April 15, 2022. TIP applications are due on May 20, 2022. See the TIP Application in GrantEase video for guidance on how to create and submit an application.
LSC is hosting an informational webinar on April 27, 2022, about the TIG application process. Prospective applicants are also 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.
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|
|TIG General Application Guide||101.98kb||Download|
|Technology Improvement Project Category Application Guide||1.20mb||Download|
|Sample Performance Plan for Technology Improvement Projects||143.19kb||Download|
|Technology Improvement Project Frequently Asked Question.pdf||112.55kb||Download|
|2022 LSC TIG Pre-Application Guide.pdf||536.82kb||Download|
|2022 TIG Pre-Application Webinar Slides.pdf||1.68mb||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