The funding announced by the Attorney General is available for multi-year grants to 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations that can demonstrate a capacity to run effective mortgage foreclosure mediation programs. Eligible organizations must have a solid plan for starting a mortgage foreclosure mediation program that incorporates meaningful access to housing counseling and pro bono legal representation for eligible borrowers, and a sustainability plan that includes a long-term funding plan either through a dedicated filing-fee add-on or another identifiable source. Projects must also include the training of judges, key court personnel and volunteers on mortgage foreclosure mediation.
Proposals should include a brief summary of the proposed services, a budget, and background about the organization’s expertise and capabilities to provide the services. Applications are due electronically by August 15, 2012, to Deborah Hagan, email@example.com, and Tracy Celletti, firstname.lastname@example.org. Grants will be awarded on a rolling basis.
View a copy of the press release: http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/pressroom/2012_07/20120717.html
View a copy of the RFP here: http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/consumers/AG_Grant_notice_mediation.pdf
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