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Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts (IOLTA) Grant

Grants to Delaware Nonprofits for Programs that
Improve Legal Services for Individuals Living in Poverty

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Delaware Bar Foundation

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Grants to Delaware nonprofits for programs that improve legal services for individuals living in poverty. Funding is intended for programs in law-related education, administration of justice, and innovative solutions for recognized needs in the area of legal services to the poor.

The Foundation will give priority to the expansion and improvement of existing qualified recipients over requests to establish new qualified recipients. The Foundation recognizes, however, that the nature of need is dynamic, and that new programs may on occasion be necessary to serve an emergent need. Accordingly, grants will not necessarily be limited to existing qualified applicants.

The Foundation encourages applications for IOLTA funding that will result in the development and strengthening of pro bono programs which generate substantial voluntary legal services to the poor.

Resources permitting, the Foundation will not only support traditional, pre-existing programs and approaches, but will encourage new projects reflecting innovative responses to recognized needs in the area of legal services to the poor, law-related education, and the administration of justice throughout Delaware.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180724

Term of Contract:

The grant period is for the fiscal year 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All applicants for IOLTA funds must be not-for-profit entities, tax-exempt under Section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code or any succeeding provision.

All civil qualified legal services providers operating within Delaware who employ a needs test consistent with IOLTA's income eligibility requirement of 125% of the official poverty threshold defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget are eligible to apply for IOLTA grant funds.

The Foundation will not award IOLTA funds for any of the following purposes: grants to individuals, political campaigns, religious organizations, lobbying organizations, or lawyers in private practice.

Pre-Application Information:

- Deadline for submission of applications: April 5, 2019
- Announcement of grant awards: May 2019

Entities seeking a grant from the Foundation are required to submit one written and one electronic IOLTA grant application to the Foundation by the deadline.

Except under unusual circumstances, all grants and contracts will be paid out to approved recipients in quarterly installments.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applications and Questions can be addressed to:

Melissa W. Flynn, Executive Director
100 W. 10th Street, Suite 106
Wilmington, DE 19801
phone: 302-658-0773
fax: 302-658-0774

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Delaware