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2022 IICJ Grant Application

Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes 51-81c, the Connecticut Bar Foundation receives and distributes funds from the interest generated from lawyers’ trust accounts (IOLTA) and accounts that receive loan proceeds from a mortgage lender (IOTA) to support nonprofit corporations whose principal purpose is providing legal services to the poor in Connecticut. Additional funding to support this grant program is provided by the Connecticut Judicial Branch through Court Fees Grants-in-Aid and a Judicial Branch Grant-in-Aid.

Laws and court rules related to the IICJ Grant program are provided below:

Connecticut General Statute, section 51-81c
Rule 1.15 of the Rules of Professional Conduct (Connecticut Practice Book, published January 2020)
Superior Court General Provisions, sections 2-27 and 2-28 (Connecticut Practice Book, published January 2020) 

Grant Eligibility

An IICJ grant recipient must:

  •    Be a nonstock nonprofit corporation qualified as tax exempt under Sections 501(a) and 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code;
  •    Have as its principal purpose the delivery of legal services to the poor in Connecticut;
  •    Have certified financial statements for the three preceding years and have an appointed independent certified auditing firm; and
  •    Have registered with the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection.


Below are the grant application materials for the 2022 IICJ Grants. This is a combined application for grants supported by the following funding sources:

IOLTA/IOTA - Interest on Lawyer's Trust Accounts

IOTA - Interest on Trust Accounts

Court Fees Grants-in-Aid

Judicial Branch Grants-in-Aid

*** The application below is only for current IOLTA grant recipients.***
New applicants should contact the Connecticut Bar Foundation at to request an application.

The grant applications are due no later than 4:00 p.m. Friday, September 17, 2021. Please contact Natalie Wagner, Executive Director, at or Anne Goico, Finance Director, at or call 860-722-2494 with any questions about these materials or the application process.