Next, contact your state FOI group, if you haven’t already. They will forward the request to NFOIC headquarters.
NFOIC staff will forward the request to the Litigation Committee, which then decides whether to provide assistance. Decisions are made on an ongoing basis; there are no deadlines to apply.
Once the decision to fund has been made—provided the applicant responds quickly—funding can be quickly on its way. Don't delay. Failure to respond in a timely fashion can add weeks to the process.