Chapter 10.101 RCW County and City Public Defense Improvement Funds
RCW 10.101.050 establishes a state-funded grant program to improve public defense services in cities and counties. Grant funds are to be used to make appreciable, demonstrable improvements in the delivery of public defense services.
The deadline has passed for city and county 2017 Public Defense Improvement Applications. Submitted applications are currently being reviewed.
City Grant Awards
Each county that applies for Chapter 10.101 RCW funds receives a pro-rata share of available state funding, based on the formula and other criteria in RCW 10.101.070. The amounts for each county may differ from prior year funding amounts primarily due to a county's increase or decrease in felony filings. Felony filings are a significant factor in the funding distribution formula established in RCW 10.101.070