Applications for Oklahoma Bar Foundation Court Grants, IOLTA Grants, Mortgage Foreclosure/Community Redevelopment Grants, and Court Reporter Rural Service Employment and Educational Block Grants can be found on the links below. All OBF Grant funds must be used exclusively for charitable purposes in a manner consistent with the mission of the OBF.

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COURT GRANT APPLICATION

The OBF maintains a fund specifically for the benefit of Oklahoma District and Appellate Courts known as the Court Grant Fund. The primary purpose of the Court Grant Fund is to help improve the administration of justice in Oklahoma Courts through grants to fund courtroom technological equipment. For more information about Court Grant requirements and to see a list of past recipients, please visit the About Court Grants page.

The link for the online application is below. Please click the link and follow the instructions to log in to your account or create a new applicant account. Remember to save your work frequently while filling out the online application – unsaved work will be lost if the system times out.

COURT-GRANT-APPLICATION

Please Note:

2020 Application Process is closed.

Requirements – Grantees are required to sign Grant Agreements and to submit Mid-Year and End-of-Year Reports.

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IOLTA GRANT APPLICATION

IOLTA Grants are awarded to non-profit organizations for program funding to provide legal services, law-related education and activities that improve the administration of justice. For a list of our most recent Grantees, please visit the Grantees page.

The link for the online application is below. Please click the link and follow the instructions to log in to your account or to create a new applicant account. Remember to save your work frequently while filling out the online application – unsaved work will be lost if the system times out.

IOLTA Grant Application

Once your account is created, you can access your saved (in progress) application or previously submitted applications by clicking the “saved applications” link below and using your credentials to log in.

Saved IOLTA Grant Application

Please Note:

2020 Application Process is closed.

Applicant Interviews by Zoom – August 17, 18, & 19, 2020

Requirements – Grantees are required to sign Grant Agreements and submit Mid-Year and End-of-Year Reports.

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MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE & COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT APPLICATION

2020 Application Acceptance – August 17 through September 21, 2020

The Mortgage Foreclosure & Community Redevelopment Grants are awarded to entities that provide mortgage foreclosure defense services to under privileged Oklahomans, and to programs that serve to revitalize Oklahoma communities. The funds are restricted for use for these purposes only.

The link for the online application is below. Please click the link and follow the instructions to log in to your account or create a new applicant account. Remember to save your work frequently while filling out the online application – unsaved work will be lost if the system times out.

Mortgage Foreclosure & Community Redevelopment Grant Application

Please Note:

Application Deadline – Sept. 21, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Applicant Interviews – Oct. 26th, 2020 & Oct. 27, 2020

Requirements – Grantees are required to sign Grant Agreements and to submit Mid-Year and End-of-Year Reports.

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COURT REPORTER RURAL SERVICE GRANTS

The OBF provides two grants in order to encourage and increase the availability of court reporters in Oklahoma, and specifically to serve the District Courts in rural Oklahoma. The first grant is an Employment Grant to assist district courts in rural Oklahoma find and employ qualified court reporters through a financial incentive grant provided directly to a successful court reporter candidate. The second grant is an Educational Block Grant awarded to qualified educational institutions with court reporting programs who commit to utilize Grant Funds to achieve the objective of meeting court reporter needs in rural Oklahoma.

Requirements – Grantees are required to sign Grant Commitment Agreements and submit periodic reports.

Employment Grant Application

Educational Block Grant Application

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If you have questions regarding any of the Grant applications, please call 405-416-7070 or email foundation@okbar.org

Oklahoma Bar Foundation Grant activities are funded by attorneys, law firms, and other groups who generously make charitable donations and participate in OBF programs, such as the Fellows Program, the IOLTA Program and cy pres contributions. The Oklahoma Bar Foundation is an IRS Section 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For more information, please visit our About Us page.