Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts

Application for Grant Funding by State Appropriation Parent Education and Mediation Fund (PEMF)

Date / Time: 
May 15, 2020 - 4:30pm
Event Type: 
Grant Deadlines

In 2000, the Tennessee General Assembly enacted Public Chapter 889, known as the Tennessee Parenting Plan Law which provides for funding to be distributed by the Administrative Office of the Courts “for the specific purpose of funding the parenting plan requirements pursuant to this part, through the divorcing parent education and mediation fund, which funding includes the costs of court-ordered mediation, parenting education programs and any related services to resolve family conflict in divorce, post-divorce, and other child custody matters.”  T.C.A. §36-6-413.

Funding awards are dependent upon the availability of state appropriated funding.  The application must be signed by the presiding judge of the trial court in the district and the judge(s) presiding over the court(s) in which the litigants will be assisted by the initiative. We allow digital signatures.

The application must be received by the AOC via email  by 4:30 pm Central Time on Friday, May 15, 2020.  Applicants must compile all grant documents into one submission packet.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to confirm that the AOC received the grant application.  Notification of grant awards will be sent on or about May 27, 2020. The AOC is hosting a Webinar on April 27th, 2020 from 2:00 pm-3:00 pm CST to go over changes in the application. More information will be coming and posted on this page.

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* Grants dependent upon state funding.