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Grant Opportunity ID
Interest on Lawyers Account
Grant Opportunity
FY22 & 23 IOLA Grant
Contact Name
Colleen Fehringer
Contact Email
Solicitation Profile
The Interest on Lawyer Account Fund of the State of New York (IOLA) is now seeking applications for the FY 2022 & 2023 IOLA grant.

The IOLA Fund’s mission is to support those qualified non-profit organizations throughout New York State that will most efficiently and effectively provide stable, economical and high quality civil legal representation to eligible clients, and will improve the administration of justice.

New York State Finance Law 97-v requires the Trustees to allocate no less than 75% of the total grant funds available to qualified civil legal services (“CLS”) providers and no more than 25% of the total grant funds available to programs that improve the administration of justice (“AOJ”). Awards are for general operating support. Subject to certain exceptions and circumstances, persons eligible to receive legal services with IOLA funds are limited to those whose incomes do not exceed 125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. See 21 NYCRR Part 7000.14.

All Applicants must be registered with Grants Gateway and be Prequalified at the time and date that the application is due. If you are not Prequalified at that time and date, your application will not be considered. For more information about Grants Gateway and Prequalification, please visit the Grants Gateway website ( or contact the Grants Management Team at: The Grants Reform help desk/hotline can be reached at (518) 474-5595.

To apply for this opportunity, please go to the top of this page and login to the Grants Gateway Login and search "Available Opportunities" and look for the grant opportunity name listed above. If you are already logged in, click on “Apply for Grant Opportunity.”
Full Announcement Details
Applications Due (Date / Time)
January 22, 2021 / 12:00 PM ET
Bidder's Conference(s)/Application Workshop(s)
None available
Anticipated Award DateWednesday, March 17, 2021
Anticipated Initial Contract Length24 Months
Total Funding Available$70,000,000.00
Anticipated Amount of Award(s)
NarrativeApplicants should note the amount of funds when determining their requests.
Letter of IntentNot Required
Letter of Intent Due
Questions Due DateFriday, January 8, 2021
Questions and Answers NarrativeAny and all questions regarding the application process (including clarifications of existing instructions and questions relating to issues not covered by the existing instructions) must be submitted via email with the subject line: “IOLA Grant Application Question(s),” directed to and be received by the Fund on or before 4:00 pm, January 8, 2021. Oral questions will not be accepted or answered. Questions received after the deadline may not be answered. IOLA will post on its website a final and comprehensive list of all questions and answers by January 15, 2021.
Questions and Answers Posting TypeLink
Questions and Answers Posting Date1/15/2021 12:00:00 AM
Questions and Answers Link or UploadClick here
Eligible ApplicantsNot-For-Profit
Target Population(s)
Service Area(s) Justice Services
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