Access and Visitation Grant Self-Represented Litigants Initiatives
The Administrative Office of the Courts will have funds available through the Access and Visitation Grant for the development of or continuation of initiatives that will aid self-represented litigants in accessing the Tennessee court system regarding child support issues.**
The initiatives must address the needs of divorced or never married parents and focus on services to help them resolve any or all issues concerning parenting and visitation in child support cases or cases involving child support issues. These initiatives may include but are not limited to any of the following: self-help centers, pro se clinics, unbundled legal services, and mediation programs.
The grants shall be for the time period of October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013. The Administrative Office of the Courts expects to offer funding as long as revenue continues. Not for profit entities are encouraged to apply.
An application for the grant funds can be found below. Applicants must provide letters of support from their local courts.
Access and Visitation Grant Application
2012 Statement of Assurances
Title VI Pre-Award Survey
Applications for funding must be in the AOC offices by Friday, September 14, 2012. Applications may be submitted in writing by standard mail or fax to the address below, or be emailed to Claudia M. Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org. Notification of grant awards will be sent on or about Friday, September 28, 2012.
If you have any questions, please contact Claudia Lewis at the address below:
Claudia M. Lewis
Administrative Office of the Courts
511 Union Street, Suite 600
Nashville, TN 37219
Fax: (615) 741-6285
** Awards are contingent upon receipt by the AOC of the federal funding. It is expected that the AOC will have approximately $200,000 in total funding to distribute.