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Pels Fund Grant Application


Grants from the Pels Fund may be used to make emergency payments of up to $500 on behalf of low income tenant applicants who are represented by a legal aid attorney in Connecticut and are facing the threat of homelessness due to an eviction proceeding or subsidy termination. 


  • This Grant Application must be submitted by a legal aid attorney employed at one of the legal aid employers listed in the employer field below, on behalf of their client tenant applicant.
  • Each application must include one of the following supporting documentation: 
    • Eviction Proceeding Docket Number
    • Notice to Quit
    • Notice of Subsidy Termination
  • If approved, funds will only be provided upon receipt of a signed agreement indicating the eviction proceedings will be suspended or a subsidy will be reinstated. 
  • Tenants are only eligible for a one-time grant.
  • Funds will be provided to the attorney's employer for distribution to the landlord or subsidy provider by the attorney.
Legal Aid Attorney
First Name *
Last Name *
Phone (Required)
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Tenant Applicant for Whom Funds are Requested
First Name *
Last Name *
Address Line 1 *
City *
State/Province *
Postal Code *
Supporting Documentation
Supporting Documentation Being Provided
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Amount Requested
Amount Requested: $
(Must be lesser of $500 or the amount needed to avoid eviction or termination of subsidy.)



Supporting information you want the committee to consider:
I agree to distribute any funds approved and received from the Connecticut Bar Foundation solely for the purposes indicated in the application and on behalf of the tenant applicant named herein, or to return such funding to the Connecticut Bar Foundation.

If you experience any issues submitting your application or have any questions, please contact us by emailing or calling (860)722-2494.