Apply for FOI Litigation Funds

Knight FOI Litigation Fund Application

The first step: Download and complete the application. (Find out what's funded here.)

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.

Any questions about the application can be directed to Daniel Bevarly (573.882.4856) or Barbara Petersen (850.224.4555).

 

Apply to the Knight FOI Litigation Grant and the SPJ Legal Defense Fund - Joint Application

If you wish to apply to both NFOIC and the SPJ Legal Defense Fund, please download this form and follow the instructions. Learn more about the SPJ Legal Defense Fund and how the grant can be used. Read more on NFOIC-SPJ partnership to support FOI litigation.