RFPs/Grants

Statewide Comprehensive Trial Court Efiling Implementation Study - Request for Proposals - RFP # AOC-30227-2022-0001

The purpose of this RFP is to engage a consultant/vendor partner (“Contractor”) to conduct a comprehensive assessment of needs to enable the State to implement statewide eFiling. The Contactor shall produce a comprehensive report detailing current case management, document management and eFiling interface uses across all state, general sessions and juvenile courts (“Tennessee courts”) and provide comprehensive recommendations to move Tennessee courts to a unified eFiling system, including potential market solutions. The primary responsibility of the Contractor will be to develop a comprehensive plan for integration and/or implementation of an eFiling solution for Tennessee courts. Additionally, the plan shall enable statewide court data collection through the recommended implementation in support of the analysis, management and reporting activities within the Judicial Branch of the State of Tennessee, as well as among other consumers of court filing information. The comprehensive study will involve interviews with key stakeholders, demonstrated understanding of the process flow of court filings, and documentation of existing investment in eFiling systems currently in use. The comprehensive assessment and all reports in Pro Forma contract section A.3 shall be completed by the Contractor within three (3) months from the Contract Effective Date.

View the RFP. 

RFP - Amendment One

Access and Visitation Grant: Initiatives serving Self-Represented Litigants with Child Support Issues

The Administrative Office of the Courts will have funds available through the Access and Visitation Grant for the development of or continuation of initiatives that will address the needs of never-married parents and focus on services to help them resolve any or all issues concerning parenting and visitation in child support cases or cases involving child support issues.  These initiatives may include Mediation, Developing Parenting Plans, Parent Education, Providing legal information or legal services for self-represented litigants, and Supervised Visitation.

The grant shall be for services performed during the time period of October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023.  Applicants must be a unit of government or a non-profit organization.

The AOC will host a webinar for applicants on August 29, 2022 at 3:00 pm CDT.  Register HERE

An application for the grant funding can be found below.  Applicants must provide signatures of presiding judge of the trial court in the district OR the judge(s) presiding over the court(s). We require letters of support from their local court(s) as part of the application.

Access and Visitation Grant Application (2022-2023)

Applications for funding must be received by the AOC by 4:30 p.m. CDT on Friday, September 2, 2022.  Applications must be submitted in a PDF format.  The applicant’s signature may be signed digitally or the signature page can be signed and emailed as a separate document.  Applications must be emailed to grants@tncourts.gov.  Notification of grant awards will be sent mid-September 2022.

If you have any questions, please contact Dana Schmidt:

Dana Schmidt, Programs Manager
Phone: (615) 741-2687
Email: grants@tncourts.gov

** Awards are contingent upon receipt of federal funding by the Administrative Office of the Courts.  The AOC expects to offer funding as long as revenue continues.   It is expected that the AOC will have approximately $200,000.00 in total funding to distribute across Tennessee.

Substance Abuse Grant

Under a grant from the State Justice Institute (SJI-01-N-210-C03-1), the National Center for State Courts Institute for Court Management, in collaboration with the American Judges Association, is pleased to provide judges access to an online course on Substance Abuse.

This course explores the nature of alcohol and other drug abuse as well as the dynamics of recovery in the court context. It is intended as a primer for judges who handle all types of case. Its goal is to encourage judges in all types of courts to share current information and work with experts in other disciplines to develop new systematic approaches to address this large and challenging court population. The course was created using "WebCT" instructional software and requires users to enroll prior to accessing course content and materials. The enrollment process requires participants to provide a full name, email address and phone number.

ICM is also asking participants to identify their court organization and position/title for course demographic purposes. Upon enrollment in the course participants are able to navigate the course at their own pace in an individualized setting in a secured environment.

To access the course, please go to the National Center for State Courts Institute for Court Management "Free Resources" website.

Select the Judicial Education on Substance Abuse course. You will be directed to an enrollment page where you will be required to complete the registration form and click on the submit button once completed. An email response will be returned to you within 48 hours with a user name and password. Follow the enrollment instructions to access the course.

If you are having problems accessing the registration page or the WebCT Substance Abuse course please email elearning@ncsc.dni.us.

This Educational Curriculum was prepared with the support of a grant from the State Justice Institute (SJI-01-N-063). Points of view expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the State Justice Institute.                                                                                       

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