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.

Funding Availability

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.

Event Date
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
Watch a recording of the 2022 TIG Application Webinar from April 27, 2022.
How to Apply for a Technology Initiative Grant
Submit a Pre-Application

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.

Submit a Full TIG Application

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.

Eligibility

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.

How to Apply for a Technology Improvement Project
More about the Technology Improvement Project Grant

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.

 

Submit a Technology Improvement Project Application

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.

Eligibility

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.

GrantEase Training Resources and Videos

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.

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Download Files

Title of File or Publication Size Format
TIG General Application Guide 101.98kb PDF Download
Technology Improvement Project Category Application Guide 1.20mb PDF Download
Sample Performance Plan for Technology Improvement Projects 143.19kb PDF Download
Technology Improvement Project Frequently Asked Question.pdf 112.55kb PDF Download
2022 LSC TIG Pre-Application Guide.pdf 536.82kb PDF Download
2022 TIG Pre-Application Webinar Slides.pdf 1.68mb PDF Download

Contact the TIG Team

Reach out if you have questions about our current funding cycle or past awards.

TIG Staff

Eric Mathison, Grant Coordinator

David Bonebrake, South Region

Glenn Rawdon, North Region

Jane Ribadeneyra, West Region

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