Improvement Grants help counties develop new programs or processes to improve indigent defense. Improvement Grants are competitive, dependent on available funding, and usually require county matching funds. Funding priorities include the following:
Interested counties should contact TIDC staff to explore ideas to improve indigent defense.
To find out whether your county is eligible for an Improvement Grant, contact TIDC Director of Grant Funding Edwin Colfax: firstname.lastname@example.org or (512)936-6994.
You can also read about public defender offices and managed assigned counsel programs on our Publications page.
Or you can also view a presentation on Improvement Grants here:
TIDC's Grant Team can help.