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Kansas Bar Foundation Announces New Grant

Tuesday, May 9, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Meg Wickham
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New Grant Program Focuses on Community Redevelopment Legal Assistance and Foreclosure Prevention Legal Assistance

May 9, 2017

Today, the Kansas Bar Foundation is opening the application process for a special grant program which will provide funds to legal aid organizations in Kansas for the provision of legal assistance relating to foreclosure prevention and community redevelopment benefitting Kansas residents. This multi-year program will offer several grants of up to $50,000 per year. Legal aid organizations eligible for these grants include any not-for-profit organization (or distinct part of such organization) in Kansas that regularly provide civil legal assistance to low-income individuals or groups without charge or at a greatly reduced cost.

“We are excited to have been given this opportunity to help revitalize and stabilize low and moderate income communities and help our fellow Kansans by removing legal barriers to housing,” said Amy Fellows Cline, Board Trustee for the Kansas Bar Foundation.

If you are interested in submitting an application to be funded through this program, please visit https://go.ksbar.org/crha-grant-news to learn about the grant process and eligibility requirements. Proposals for 2018 funding are due by June 30, 2017.

 

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Meg Wickham, Director of Member and Communication Services 

Email: mwickham@ksbar.org
Direct: (785) 861-8817
Main: (785) 234-5696

About the Kansas Bar Foundation

For 60 years, the Kansas Bar Foundation has funded opportunities for the citizens of Kansas for charitable and educational projects that foster the welfare, honor and integrity of the legal system by improving its accessibility, equality and uniformity, and by enhancing the public opinion of the role of lawyers in our society. Since 1984, with funding from Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts, the Foundation has awarded more than $4 million in grants to provide legal services to those who cannot afford them and for educational programs in our schools for our children.


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