Tuesday, November 5, 2013

NARF receives grants from U.S. Department of Justice to continue partnership with Indian legal services organizations


Last week the U.S. Department of Justice announced $6.7 million in grants to improve legal defense services for the poor and NARF was again awarded funding to continue its partnership with Indian legal services organizations.  NARF received $715,944 to continue its partnership with the National Association of Indian Legal Services and its twenty-five Indian Legal Services organizations providing civil legal representation to tribes and tribal members, as well as a second award of $515,940 to provide indigent defense services to tribes and tribal members.  These are primarily pass-through grants, and NARF keeps only 1% of the total money for administrative costs.  The two grants announced last week are two of ten grants that NARF has received from the Department of Justice since 2004, and we are proud to have helped bring over $10 million total to Indian legal service organizations. 

To read more about the grants, click here.