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. Information on how to apply is typically available in midsummer. 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 apply, contact the IOLTA office.
Foreclosure Prevention and Community Redevelopment Funding
NC IOLTA, along with IOLTA programs in every state, received funding under the settlement agreement between Bank of America (BOA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to be used solely for “foreclosure prevention legal assistance and community redevelopment legal assistance.” Recipient entities are restricted to legal aid organizations in North Carolina.
NC IOLTA began distributing funds received from the settlement as grants in October 2016.
The next opportunity for grant funding from the Community Redevelopment grant program is opening in January 2019 with applications due on March 8, 2019.
If you have any questions about completing the grant application, contact Bethany Farrelly at 919-706-4996 or firstname.lastname@example.org.