APPLICATIONS DUE: March 2, 2015, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Description: Under the Herbert S. Garten Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP), LSC makes a limited number of forgivable loans to attorneys employed by its grantee programs to help repay law school debt. The goals of the LRAP program are to help LSC grantee programs recruit and retain highly qualified attorneys and to provide the development of initiatives that make public interest laws a viable career path for law school graduates. Attorneys who are selected to participate in the programs receive loans up to $5,600 per year, for up to three years, if they remain eligible and funding is available. Participating attorneys must use the LSC LRAP assistance to pay qualifying law school loans and accrued interest, and must meet all terms and conditions of the LSC LRAP program. The debt to LSC will be forgiven at the end of each LRAP loan term so long as the participating attorney remains in good standing with an LSC grantee program throughout the term as certified by the executive director of the attorney’s program. Participating attorneys are expected to remain with the LSC-funded legal services program for three years.
Funding Title: Legal Services Corporation Herbert S. Garten Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP)
Agency Name: Legal Services Corporation
Funding Instrument Type: Forgivable loan
Express Language for Legal Aid: Yes
Target Population: Attorneys employed by LSC grantees with less than 5 years experience with the LSC-funded program.
Expected Number of Awards: Approximately 70 eligible attorneys
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
How to Apply: The LSC LRAP application process is an electronic process. For new applicant instructions, see: http://grants.lsc.gov/apply-for-funding/lrap/new-applicant-instructions-completing-lsc-lrap
Current Closing Date for Applications: arch 2, 2015, 5:00 p.m. Eastern time
Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,000,000
Award Ceiling: Up to $5,600 per year for each eligible attorney
Attorneys who have already received 36 months of LSC LRAP loans are not eligible to apply for a loan. Attorneys who have received 24 months or less of LSC LRAP loans and who had a break in employment due to a default that LSC forgave pursuant to the LRAP Program Description and who are now employed by a LSC-funded legal services program are eligible to apply for a renewal LRAP loan..
Link to Full Announcement: http://grants.lsc.gov/apply-for-funding/lrap
Contact Information: If you have any questions please email LRAPcoordinator@lsc.gov.