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PA IOLTA Board
P.O. Box 62446
Harrisburg, PA 17107-2445

Tel. 717-238-2001
Toll Free 888-PA-IOLTA (724-6582)
Fax. 717-238-2003
paiolta@pacourts.us

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Bank of America Surplus Distribution Grant Program

The following grant opportunities are supported with restricted revenue resulting from a settlement agreement between the U.S. Department of Justice and Bank of America. These grants support community redevelopment legal assistance and foreclosure prevention legal assistance.

Eligibility

Legal services organizations that are a member of the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network or a recipient of a current year (2018-2019) Specialized Legal Services (Zone) Grant are eligible to apply for funding through the Foreclosure Prevention Legal Assistance grant program. In order to be eligible for funding through the Landlord/Tenant Representation grant program, legal services organizations must be a member of the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network (PLAN).

Applications

Applications for the grant year beginning July 1, 2019 closed on January 18, 2019.

(1) Foreclosure Prevention Legal Assistance

(a) Grant Guidelines 2019-2020

(b) Grant Application 2019-2020

(c) Proposed Budget Form

(d) Signed Assurances Page

(2) Landlord/Tenant Representation

Note:  Funding through the Landlord/Tenant Representation grant program is restricted to legal services organizations that are a member of the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network (PLAN).

(a) Grant Guidelines for PLAN Programs 2019-2020

(b) Grant Application for PLAN Programs 2019-2020

(c) Proposed Budget Form

(d) Signed Assurances Page

Grant Report Schedule for 2018-2019

For Period Ending September 30, reports are due by October 31.

For Period Ending December 31, reports are due by January 31.

For Period Ending March 31, reports are due by April 30.

For Period Ending June 30, reports are due by July 31.

Audit reports are due to the Board no later than October 15, 2019.

Budget modification requests must be submitted by May 31, 2019.

Pro Hac Vice

Out-of-state attorneys seeking to enter their appearance on a Pennsylvania case must pay an admission fee of $375 per case to the IOLTA Board prior to filing the motion with the court. Complete your pro hac vice application online and pay the $375 fee by check or credit card.

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Platinum Leader Banks

Platinum Leader Banks are financial institutions that go above and beyond eligibility requirements to ensure the success of the IOLTA program and increase funding for legal aid. Pennsylvania attorneys are encouraged to patronize them.

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Support Us

There is one legal aid lawyer for every 6,415 people living in poverty. Pro bono representation by private attorneys is an enormously valuable supplement to the services of civil legal aid programs.

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