How to Apply

Organizations that are not current recipients of an LTF grant are required to apply for a new grant during the Project & New Applicant grant cycle.  Grant applications for this cycle are available in July and due in September. Grant decisions are made in December, and grants are paid out over the following calendar year.

To determine if your organization is eligible to receive a grant, please review the Project Grant Guidelines and Guiding Principles for 2019 (PDF).

Fall Cycle Applications Now Available 
LTF is now accepting applications for Project & New Applicant Grants for 2019. Organizations seeking a grant must complete their application through the LTF’s online grant portal. The online application process will prompt applicants to create a new account in the portal, and then to complete the application form. Please note that all applications for 2019 Project and New Applicant Grants must be submitted by 5:00pm on Monday, September 17, 2018.

LTF’s spring grant cycle is for current recipients of LTF Legal Services Support Grants only.  These applications are available in December and due in February.  Grant decisions are made in May, and grants are paid out over the following fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).

SUMMARY OF LTF GRANT PROGRAMS
Project & New Applicants Legal Services Support
Grant Cycle Fall Spring
Grant Period January 1 – December 31 July 1 – June 30
Applications Available July December
Applications Due September February
Open to New Applicants Yes No

For more information about LTF grants, please contact LTF Executive Director Mark Marquardt at 312-938-2133 or Associate Director/General Counsel David Holtermann at 312-938-3076.

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