The Indigenous Legal Impact (ILI) and the Academic Enrichment (AE) grant programs further NNALSA’s mission of supporting tribal communities while providing opportunities for law students to develop the necessary skills to be successful attorneys in Indian Country.
NNALSA local chapters and individual NNALSA members can take advantage of this amazing opportunities to earn pro bono/volunteer service hours during the school year assisting tribes with their legal needs.
Indigenous Legal Impact Grant
The Indigenous Legal Impact Grant (ILI) supports local chapters by providing financial assistance for volunteer and pro bono activities throughout Indian Country. The ILI grants covers costs including transportation, lodging, meals, and supplies.
Academic Enrichment Grant
The Academic Enrichment Grant (AE) provides assistance to local chapters that organize academic activities such as panel discussions, conferences, and cultural events. The AE grant covers costs including presenter/speaker costs, room costs, and catering costs.
Grant Program Eligibility
NNALSA members, local NALSA Chapters, or groups of NNALSA members are eligible to have their projects funded by the ILI/AE Grant Program. The participating local chapter and all project participants must be current, dues-paying NNALSA members as of the date of the project.
Those applying may submit a Pre-Approval Application prior to the commencement of a project or those applying may submit a Post-Completion Application after the project is completed for reimbursement of expenses. Grant applicants will be notified as soon as possible regarding the NNALSA Board’s decision whether to support the project.
Please choose from the following applications:
2018-2019 Application Deadlines
Each semester, the NNALSA Grant Program Committee will consider each application for funding. Projects meeting "Priority Consideration" will receive immediate consideration. If funds are still available, the Committee will consider additional applications during the Round 2 Deadline
Fall Semester 2018 Deadlines
Priority Consideration Deadline: October 10, 2018
Fall Round 2 Deadline: November 28, 2018
Spring Semester 2019 Deadlines
Priority Consideration Deadline: January 31, 2019
Spring Round 2 Deadline: March 8, 2019