Grant Awards

2008 District Court of Garvin County
One digital Court reporting system and sound equipment
$9,000.00
2008 District Court of Ellis County
Sound system and audio visual equipment.
$4,400.00
2008 District Court of Comanche County
Two digital Court reporting systems and audio visual equipment.
$10,715.00
2008 District Court of Craig County
Courtroom waiting area equipment.
$3,577.00
2008 District Court of Adair County
Courtroom sound system equipment.
$3,628.00
2008 District Court of Tulsa County
Courtroom technology upgrades & improvement for Wi-Fi project and audio visual equipment.
$9,720.00
2009 District Court of Grady County
One digital Court reporting equipment system.
$5,500.00
2009 District Court of Muskogee County
Video arraignment system.
$5,000.00
2009 District Court of Oklahoma County
Courtroom technology upgrades & improvements for courthouse Wi-Fi project.
$23,000.00
2009 District Court of Oklahoma County, Juvenile Division
Glass waiting area conversion to provide conference areas and better security in Juvenile Justice Center.
$11,000.00
2010 Court of Criminal Appeals
Educational display for new Justice Center.
$4,000.00
2011 District Court of Oklahoma County Law Library
Six public access computers and software.
$5,478.00
2011 District Court of Jackson County
One Courtroom audio equipment.
$3,863.00
2011 District Court of Tillman County
One digital Courtroom recording system.
$5,628.00
2011 District Court of Adair County
One Courtroom sound system.
$5,191.00
2011 District Court of Kay County
One Courtroom sound system and courtroom upgrade microphones.
$8,550.00
2011 District Court of Major County
Courtroom audio visual equipment.
$4,000.00
2011 District Court of Comanche County
Two replacement digital stenographic real-time Court reporting systems.
$9,814.00
2011 District Court of Canadian County
Conference area conversion materials and technology computer equipment.
$16,853.00
2011 District Court of Wagoner County
Video equipment for four Courtrooms.
$11,000.00
2011 District Court of Cherokee County
Video equipment for four Courtrooms.
$11,000.00
2011 District Court of Garvin County
Digital Court reporting and sound system.
$10,174.00
2011 District Court of Custer County
Digital signage for public information.
$3,000.00
2011 District Court of Payne County
Sound systems for four Courtrooms.
$12,746.00
2011 District Court of Tulsa County
Security equipment, Courtroom sound system, and Juvenile Division audio visual equipment.
$12,000.00
2012 District Court of Craig County
Audio visual system in 2 Courtrooms
$24,663.00
2012 District Court of Tillman County
One replacement digital stenographic real-time Court reporting system
$5,180.00
2012 District Court of Murray County
Replacement of courtroom furnishings and real-time software
$8,765.00
2012 District Court of Washita County
Replacement of two Courtroom digital recording equipment machines
$8,290.00
2012 District Court of Comanche County
Three replacement digital stenographic real-time Court reporting systems.
$15,540.00
2013 District Court of Jackson County
Courtroom video/projector system equipment
$4,890.00
2013 District Court of Caddo County
Audio/video equipment in courtroom number three
$8,656.00
2013 District Court of Oklahoma County
Law Library Four computer hardware & software equipment to create and complete new public media center
$7,415.00
2013 District Court of McCurtain County
Video arraignment & sound system equipment
$8,222.00
2013 District Court of Nowata County
Audio & visual technology equipment main courtroom
$9,200.00
2013 District Court of Cimarron County
Multi-Channel Digital Court Recording & Sound System Equipmt for court reporter to do “off-site” Court transcriptions w/o being at court proceedings; 1 court reporter shared by 5 counties.
$6,766.00
2013 District Court of Rogers County
Three automated projectors for 3rd level courtrooms
$7,000.00
2013 District Court System of Pontotoc County
One replacement digital stenographic real-time Court reporting system
$5,197.00
2013 District Court of Washington County
Audio/video equipment for courtroom
$4,855.00
2013 District Court of Jefferson County
One replacement digital stenographic real-time Court reporting system
$5,197.00
2013 District Court of Cotton County
One replacement digital stenographic real-time Court reporting system
$5,197.00
2013 District Court of Beaver County
Multi-Channel Digital Court Recording & Sound System Equipmt for court reporter to do “off-site” Court transcriptions w/o being at court proceedings; 1 court reporter shared by 5 counties.
$13,530.00
2013 District Court of Kay County
Hearing assist devices for two courtrooms and podium lighting devices for three courtrooms
$2,755.00
TOTAL OBF COURT GRANT AWARDS $360,155.00

OKLHOMA BAR FOUNDATION COURT GRANT FUND

Oklahoma district and appellate courts may apply annually for grant funds to assist with courtroom technology and other similar needs relating to the administration of justice that would otherwise not normally be funded through existing channels. An application for a Court Grant Fund must be submitted jointly by the chief judge of the court, the county commissioners (for district courts only), and the clerk of the court.

Court grants are awarded one-time per calendar year. The deadline for Court Grant Fund Applications will be announced in January of that calendar year.

The Court Grant Fund was established as a trust in 2008 through a cy pres award (distribution of unclaimed surplus funds in a class action case for public interest purposes). Since the establishment of the Court Grant Fund, the Foundation has provided funds to courts across Oklahoma for critical needs such as:

  • digital court recording equipment
  • courtroom sound systems
  • courtroom evidence display equipment
  • wireless network technology for public use and
  • video arraignment equipment.

*The Court Grant Fund is not intended for use in funding major renovations to courthouses, courtrooms, labor costs or maintenance costs.