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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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Eligibility & Applications

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Law School Clinical and Externship Programs

Grants are made to each of the nine law schools operating in Pennsylvania to help support clinical and/or externship programs that provide free civil legal assistance to indigent persons. The grants provide practical skills training to students, help serve some of the unmet need for civil legal services, and inculcate a pro bono ethic in future attorneys. Each law school must demonstrate that the grant funds will be used to address a current civil legal need of the indigent and will support live-client or other real-life practice experience. The law school must consult with local area programs that provide free or low-fee civil legal services to the poor, and it must demonstrate its own financial commitment to the programs that will be funded by the IOLTA grant.

Applications

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

The 2019-2020 application and reporting cycles for the Law School grant program will be managed using an online grants management system.

For instructions on how to register and apply using our online grants management system, please consult the resources below:

To access and download our Signed Assurances Page, please click here.

Grant Report Schedule for 2018-2019:

The midyear status report covering July 1 – December 31 is due by January 31, 2019.

The end-of-year status report covering January 1 – June 30 is due by July 31, 2019.

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Loan Repayment Assistance Program

The Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) is administered by the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation (PBF) under a three-year grant funded by pro hac vice admission fees. The LRAP benefits attorneys employed full-time by an IOLTA-funded legal services organization.

Visit the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation’s website for more information about applying for assistance.

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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.