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JAMS Mini-Grant 2018
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The JAMS Foundation and National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM) are pleased to announce the fourth Community Mediation Mini-Grant Program (“Program”). The purpose of this year’s Program is to fund the development and refinement of innovative and emerging community mediation center services for those who are homeless or facing eviction.


 For the RFP FAQ, please click here.

The focus areas for this $12,000/year for up to two-year grant include:

  • Priority will be given to projects that focus on developing conflict resolution skills that will assist homeless or public housing populations to address issues arising between them and other tenants, landlords, courts, or other organizations representing their safety net. This focus incorporates Hallmark 3, Hallmark 4, Hallmark 6, and Hallmark 7.
  • Priority will be given to projects in which those who have experienced homelessness or live in or have lived in public or subsidized housing play a significant or substantive role in the delivery of the process. This focus incorporates Hallmark 2.
  • Priority will be given to projects that arises from a strong base of diverse stakeholders, champions and prime movers who are representative of their community of focus. This focus incorporates Hallmark 1, Hallmark 5, Hallmark 8, and Hallmark 9.

Important dates if you are considering possible participation in this year’s offer are:

Full proposals (with a required application protocol provided upon notification) will be due to the NAFCM Grant review committee no later than 11:59 PM local time of the organization’s legal/main location on Monday, June 25th, 2018.

Notifications of the final decision will be made by Friday August 31st, 2018.

If you have any questions, please write to Questions will be added to our Frequently Asked Questions.  For the RFP FAQ, please click here.

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