Form B 05/2020
The State Justice Institute Act requires that:
Each application for funding by a state or local court shall be approved, consistent with state law,
by the state's supreme court, or its designated agency or council, which shall receive, administer,
and be accountable for all funds awarded by SJI to such courts (42 U.S.C. 10705(b)(4)).
FORM B should be signed by the chief judge or chief justice of the state supreme court, or by the
director of the designated agency or chair of the designated council.
The term "state supreme court” refers to the court of last resort of a state. "Designated agency or
council" refers to the office or judicial body which is authorized under state law, or by delegation
from the state supreme court, to approve applications for grant funding and to receive,
administer, and be accountable for that funding.