Legal Name Change Financial Assistance

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We want to reduce financial barriers for transgender Pennsylvanians seeking to have their legal identity match their true identity. That’s what our Legal Name Change Assistance Program is all about!  

Our program includes monetary grants and mentoring to assist you in navigating the process of completing your legal name and/or gender changes on your State and Federal legal identification.

  • Each year EPTEP offers a limited number of monetary grants to transgender people in our service area. 
  • Grants may cover the full or partial costs associated with court fees, background checks, advertising, and fees for new ID documents such as PA driver’s license.
  • Grants are available to people aged 18 or older who reside in Adams, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Franklin, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Pike, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Wayne, Wyoming, York County in Pennsylvania.
  • EPTEP reserves the right to decline or approve all applications.

Please note: No attorney-client relationship is formed merely by using this site, accessing the information contained here, or using the forms provided.  All information is provided as-is.

Learn More About Eastern PA Trans Equity Project Programs

The Eastern PA Trans Equity Project (EPTEP) serves transgender and gender diverse people throughout eastern Pennsylvania including the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas.

Our Services Support Transgender Residents of Lehigh, Northampton, Monroe, Montgomery, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, and Schuylkill Counties. the Cities of Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and more.

We provide supportive services including Transgender Support Groups, Legal Name Change Assistance, Grants for Gender-affirming garments or prostheses, Scholarship Programs, Educational Programs, and Emergency Assistance to transgender people in Lehigh, Northampton, Monroe, Montgomery, Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Luzerne, Lackawanna, Wayne, Pike, Carbon, Columbia, and Schuylkill County in Pennsylvania. Please note that not all programs are available in all counties.

Are you interested in meeting other transgender folk? Are you the spouse or partner of a trans person? If so, make sure to check out our support groups including Lehigh Valley Transgender Renaissance.

Want to Know More?

If you would like more information about our services or to have an EPTEP member speak at one of your events, please contact us today!