The North Carolina IOLTA Program is limited to making grants for the following charitable purposes:
- Providing civil legal services to indigents;
- Improving attorney grievance and disciplinary procedures;
- Providing student loans for legal education on the basis of need;
- Supporting programs designed to improve the administration of justice.
Grants are made only to non-profit, charitable organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or to organizations that otherwise demonstrate a charitable purpose to accomplish the above goals.
Grants are awarded on a calendar year basis. The grant application deadline is October 1 (or the first business day after October 1 when it falls on a weekend or legal holiday).
To request a grant application, contact the IOLTA office. Applications are typically available in mid-summer.