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This website has been condensed and is no longer being updated as of November 28, 2016. Some resources previously available on this website may no longer be available. Content may link to web pages that have moved or no longer exist, or may refer to other documents that are no longer available. An upcoming 2017 website for the new National Center of Law and Elder Rights (NCLER) will provide an enhanced experience in access to national legal resource support in the priority legal issue areas currently featured on this site. The new NCLER Website will include access to:

  • Legal Basics Training and Advanced Training program
  • Technical Assistance in legal service delivery systems
  • Web requests for Case Consultations
  • Alerts, news and resources to help you stay informed

NCLER experts are available now for case consultations in substantive legal issues and technical assistance on the enhancement of legal service delivery systems. Please Contact ncler@justiceinaging.org

Funding Resources

This portion of the resources section provides links to funding information for organizations working in Elder Law.


IOLTA listing
Source: American Bar Association
Content Type: Directory
Directory of IOLTA Programs.

Fundraising Ideas for Legal Services
Source: American Bar Association
Content Type: PDF
Link to “Innovative Fundraising Ideas for Legal Services," prepared by the American Bar Association ’s Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants Project to Expand Resources for Legal Services (PERLS). The document provides an overview of established fundraising projects involving private lawyers and state and local bar associations, as well as innovative projects to increase resources for legal services.

ACL and AoA

ACL Funding Opportunities
Source: Administration for Community Living
Content Type: Website
ACL provides grant funding to states and territories, recognized Native American Tribes and Hawaiian Americans, as well as nonprofit organizations, including faith-based and academic institutions.

RFP for 2010 Model Approaches to Statewide Legal Assistance Systems
Source: Administration on Aging
Content Type: Website
The program announcement for the 2010 Model Approaches to Statewide Legal Assistance Systems has been posted. The deadline for applications is April 21, 2010. As in the past, only states that have not previously received a Model Approaches grant are eligible to apply.

Fundraising Resources

Philanthrophy Front and Center
Source: The Foundation Center
Content Type: Blog
This regularly updated blog contains ideas on multi dementional fundraising for non-profit organizations.

Other Potential Funding Sources

Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW)
Source: Wider Opportunities for Women website
Content Type: Website
WOW seeks lead state organizations (LSOs) with whom to launch and implement the Initiative. In collaboration with WOW, these LSOs will: Build a diverse statewide coalition; Provide input into the tabulation of the state Elder Index; Develop a statewide policy agenda to promote elder economic security; and Coordinate the launch and implementation of their states Initiative.

IOLTA Funding for Legal Services
Source: Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts
Content Type: Website
IOLTA is a law-related public service program that strengthens our justice system. IOLTA programs operate throughout the United States and Canada. IOLTAs generate funds that are used to support legal aid, legal education for the public, and other activities that improve the quality of justice.

NIH Funding Opportunities
Source: Office of Extramural Research at the National Institutes of Health
Content Type: Website
The NIH Health Guide for Grants and Contracts is the official publication for NIH medical and behavioral research grant policies, guidelines and funding opportunities.

DOJ Funding Opportunities
Source: United States Department of Justice
Content Type: Website
DOJ offers funding opportunities to conduct research, to support law enforcement activities in state and local jurisdictions, to provide training and technical assistance, and to implement programs that improve the criminal justice system.

NIA Funding Opportunities
Source: National Institute on Aging
Content Type: Website
The NIA supports research and research training related to aging; specifically, basic biological, neuroscientific, behavioral and social research on aging and intervention studies and clinical geriatric research. Information about funding and training opportunities and about applying for research or training support.

RWJ Funding Opportunities (Health)
Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Local Funding Partnerships (LFP)
Content Type: Website
This program forges relationships between the RWJF and local grantmakers to fund promising, original projects that can significantly improve the health of vulnerable people in their communities. The website provides access to these grant opportunities for projects that are new, innovative, collaborative and community-based.

Funding Opportunity (Aging Transportation)
Source: National Center on Senior Transportation
Content Type: Website
This site provides resources, funding opportunities and materials for coordinating, planning and developing strategies for addressing senior mobility issues.

RCA Funding Resources
Source: The Rural Assistance Center
Content Type: Website
This site provides funding tips, access to funding opportunities according to topic or by state, funding news and informational guides. RAC helps rural communities and other rural stakeholders access the full range of available programs, funding, and research that can enable them to provide quality health and human services to rural residents.

MIE Fundraising Resources
Source: Fundraising Project of Management Information Exchange
Content Type: Website
MIE offers custom resource development support to legal aid programs, including: getting started in fundraising; developing your strategic plan for program fundraising; diversifying funding; planning and managing fundraising projects; fundraising and hiring a resource development staff.

HHS Government Grants
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Content Type: Website
Source to find and apply for federal government grants. The website aids in determining eligibility for grant opportunities that are offered on the site.

DOE Grants
Source: U.S. Department of Education
Content Type: Website
DOE information on where to find grants, how to apply for grants, and provides application packages for available grant competitions that are currently open.

AFA Grants
Source: Alzheimer ’s Foundation of America
Content Type: Website
AFA provides grants to its nonprofit member organizations so that they can develop or enhance educational and support services in their communities.

MetLife Grants
Source: MetLife Foundation
Content Type: Website
Access to grants that the Foundation ’s programs provide in health, education, civic affairs and culture. MetLife Foundation has expanded its focus to aging issues, including helping people remain physically and mentally fit and engaged in the community and deal with caregiving.

HUD Grants
Source: United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
Content Type: Website
The Homes and Communities Grant section of the HUD site links to grant opportunities and links to the HUD ’s Grant office, the Office of Departmental Grants Management and Oversight (ODGMO) and notices that tell you when grant funds are available and how you can apply.