Civil Justice Program

Grant Documents

NOTE: Please review the grant application carefully and have readily available any information and supplementary materials before completing it online. Applications must be completed in one sitting and cannot be saved.

The Supreme Court of Ohio has opened the application period to solicit requests for funding supported by the Civil Justice Program Fund. The Civil Justice Program Fund is intended to assist with the advancement of innovative programs or services designed to provide civil legal assistance or improve access to assistance in areas such as, but not limited to, the following:

  • Accessing basic necessities through assistance programs, including government benefits, disaster services, housing, and healthcare;
  • Ensuring safety and stability, including individual safety, keeping children and youth in school, and related family law needs;
  • Supporting economic security;
  • Supporting direct services, such as legal representation in civil court proceedings and providing legal advice to help identify legal issues and possible solutions;
  • Identifying and addressing systemic issues;
  • Providing services statewide or to a specific city, county, or region, provided it is part of a broader collaborative effort that works toward statewide services;
  • Providing self-help resources and community education.

Applicants must be a non-profit organization or a public entity or agency whose purpose is to provide direct services or access to civil legal services.

Applications will be received until 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, 2020.


The Court will conduct a webinar beginning at 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 to review the solicitation and application process and answer questions of participants. The webinar will be recorded and posted here following the live event. To sign up for the webinar, click the link below and follow the instructions.

Webinar Sign-Up
Webinar ID: 739-410-043

  • Attendees are advised to join the webinar at least 15 minutes early
  • Google Chrome is the preferred browser and users should contact their own IT department for assistance on the day of the course should they have difficulty
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The Grant Solicitation provides detailed information on the requirements for all applicants. Application Instructions are also available. The Proposed Grant Budget Request form is required.


NOTE: The online application may not be saved for later. Applications must be completed and submitted during the same session. Please review the Application Instructions and the Sample Application below to be fully prepared to complete your application, including all attachments, once you begin. Applicants may submit only one request for funding.

View Sample Application


For questions about the program or for technical issues with the online application, please contact Linda Flickinger at If you are unable to submit your application due to technical difficulties, please call 614.387.9522 for assistance.
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