Kansas Bar Foundation
Community Redevelopment & Homeowners Assistance Grant Program

In 2014, Bank of America (BOA) and the Department of Justice came to a $16.65 billion settlement agreement whereby BOA agreed to resolve federal and state claims against BOA and its former and current subsidiaries, including Countrywide Financial Corporation and Merrill Lynch. As part of the settlement, BOA agreed to make donations to state-based Interest on Lawyers' Trust Account (IOLTA) organizations that provide funds to legal aid organizations, to be used for foreclosure prevention legal assistance and community redevelopment legal assistance. Funds were allocated to each state based upon the federal poverty census data and formula used by the Legal Services Corporation.

The Kansas Bar Foundation (KBF) has received $3,273,938.50 from the national settlement to be used for the sole purpose of providing funding to legal aid organizations in the State of Kansas to be used for foreclosure prevention legal assistance and community redevelopment legal assistance.

Proposals were due on Friday, June 28.

Three easy steps...

  1. Download and Review the application packet to determine if you qualify to apply.
    Note: after clicking the link above, check your downloads folder to view/print file.
  2. Prepare your grant proposal, cover sheet and budget.
  3. On or before Friday, June 28, 2019, send a PDF of your proposal and other required documents to awoods@ksbar.org

Prefer to mail your packet?

Please send it to:

Anne Woods
Kansas Bar Foundation, CRHA Grant Program
1200 SW Harrison St.
Topeka, KS 66612

Note: Grant recipients will be notified of funding decisions in late fall.

Review and Selection Process

The KBF CRHA Grant Committee will review grant proposals between July 1–September 30. Funding decisions are announced in late fall of 2019. Checks are awarded in January 2020. The KBF CRHA Grant Committee is comprised of five individuals selected by the KBF Board of Trustees.

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