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DOL – Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) (2020)

This post includes three Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) programs: Dislocated Worker Program, Adult Activities Program, and the Youth Activities Program. There is express language for legal services. The 2016 final rule includes language identifying legal aid among the supportive services considered “necessary to enable an individual to participate” in workforce activities.

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DOJ – Services for Minor Victims of Sex Trafficking (2020)

OVC is seeking applications for states or tribes to develop, enhance, and This program is designed to develop, expand, and strengthen assistance programs for minor victims of sex trafficking. The objective in providing these services is to achieve increased safety, self-sufficiency, and well-being for minor victims of sex trafficking. There is express language for legal aid.

HUD – Fair Housing Organization Initiative (2020)

is Fair Housing Organizations Initiative (FHOI) NOFA makes available $750,000 under the Continued Development Component (CDC). The CDC component provides funds to non-profit fair housing organizations to build their capacity and effectiveness to conduct enforcement related activities. Eligible funding activities include but are not limited to:(1) adding an enforcement staff or conducting enforcement-related activities); and (2) expanding testing expertise and experience. This is the FY20 solicitation.

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HUD – Fair Housing Education and Outreach (2020)

Under the Education and Outreach Initiative (EOI), legal aid organizations can develop educational advertising campaigns, develop and distribute materials, and conduct workshops, conferences, seminars, etc. to inform the public about their rights and responsibilities as it relates to the Fair Housing Act. Education about rights, investigating, and obtaining enforcement of rights are inherently legal in nature. This is the FY20 solicitation.

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  • HUD – FY 2021 and FY 2022 Rural Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Grants (RCB)

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Strategic Plan sets the direction and focus of our programs and staff to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality, affordable homes for all. The Rural Capacity Building program enhances the capacity and ability of rural housing development organizations, Community Development Corporations (CDCs), Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs), rural local governments, and Indian tribes (eligible beneficiaries) to carry out affordable housing and community development activities in rural areas for the benefit of low- and moderate-income families and persons.

  • HUD – NOFO for FY 2022 Continuum of Care Competition and Noncompetitive Award of Youth Homeless Demonstration Program Renewal and Replacement Grants

    This CoC Program is designed to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; to provide funding for efforts by nonprofit organizations, state governments, local governments, instrumentalities of state and local governments, Indian Tribes, tribally designated housing entities, as defined in section 4 of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (25 U.S.C. 4103), and public housing agencies, as such term is defined in 24 CFR 5.100, are eligible without limitation or exclusion, to quickly re-house homeless individuals, families, persons fleeing domestic violence, and youth while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness; to promote access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs by homeless; and to optimize self-sufficiency among those experiencing homelessness.

  • OVW Fiscal Year 2022 State and Territory Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalitions Program

    This grant program supports the critical work of state and territory domestic violence and sexual assault coalitions and is a set-aside program under the OVW STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program statute. These organizations play an important role in advancing the goal of ending domestic
    violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. This program also includes a statutory set-aside from the Sexual Assault Services Program (SASP) statute, specifically for state and territory sexual assault coalitions (34 U.S.C § 12511(d)).

  • OJJDP FY 2022 Youth Violence Prevention Program

    This solicitation provides funding for applicants to develop/enhance strategies to prevent youth violence, including youth gang/group involvement and youth gang/group violence.

  • HUD – FY22 Jobs Plus Initiative

    The place-based Jobs Plus program addresses poverty among public housing residents by incentivizing and enabling employment through earned income disregards for working residents and a set of services designed to support work including employer linkages, job placement and counseling, educational advancement, and financial counseling.

  • HUD – FY 2021 Continuum of Care Supplemental to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness 

    This Special NOFO to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness (Special NOFO) is designed to provide new funds dedicated to serving highly vulnerable individuals and families with histories of unsheltered homelessness.

  • BJA FY 2022 – Improving Adult and Juvenile Crisis Stabilization and Community Reentry Program

    The Correctional Adult Reentry Education, Employment, and Recidivism Strategies (CAREERRS) Program, a Second Chance Act program, is designed to help communities establish education, vocation, and job training programs in their correctional systems that address employment challenges facing incarcerated youth and adults re-entering those communities and the workforce.

  • DOJ – Advancing the Use of Technology to Assist Victims of Crime (2021)

    The Correctional Adult Reentry Education, Employment, and Recidivism Strategies (CAREERRS) Program, a Second Chance Act program, is designed to help communities establish education, vocation, and job training programs in their correctional systems that address employment challenges facing incarcerated youth and adults re-entering those communities and the workforce.

  • DOJ – Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force To Combat Human Trafficking (2021)

    The Correctional Adult Reentry Education, Employment, and Recidivism Strategies (CAREERRS) Program, a Second Chance Act program, is designed to help communities establish education, vocation, and job training programs in their correctional systems that address employment challenges facing incarcerated youth and adults re-entering those communities and the workforce.

  • DOJ – Second Chance Act Youth Offender Reentry Program (2021)

    The Correctional Adult Reentry Education, Employment, and Recidivism Strategies (CAREERRS) Program, a Second Chance Act program, is designed to help communities establish education, vocation, and job training programs in their correctional systems that address employment challenges facing incarcerated youth and adults re-entering those communities and the workforce.