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

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

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Eligibility & Applications

Law School Clinical and Internship 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 for the grant year beginning July 1, 2024 closed on January 19, 2024. Applications for the 2025-2026 grant cycle will open on December 16, 2024.

Applicants must sign and submit a Signed Assurances Page with their application.

Application and reporting cycles for the Law School Grant are managed using an online grants management system.

Learn more about using our online system through this technical support guide.

Grant Report Schedule for 2023-2024:

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

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

Grant Report Schedule for 2024-2025:

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

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

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.