HHS Model Approaches Phase II Systems Expansion Grants – Legal System Delivery Systems

Description:  With this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), Model Approaches to Statewide Legal Assistance Systems – Phase II – Systems Expansion Grants (Model Approaches-Phase II-SEGs), the Administration for Community Living (ACL) is making available two (2) SEGs to support state leadership efforts in implementing innovations in legal service delivery systems that maximize the impact of limited legal resources targeted to older adults in greatest need. The ultimate goal of this funding opportunity is to promote and support the evolution of legal service delivery systems currently being implemented through Model Approaches – Phase II towards higher levels of capacity, performance, and service delivery impact. Grantees currently receiving funding and pursuing objectives under Model Approaches Phase II will have the opportunity to compete for additional funding through SEGs intended to promote innovations in identified systems enhancement areas. SEGs awarded to current Model Approaches – Phase II grantees will be used to move statewide legal service delivery systems towards innovations in critical capacity enhancement areas that may include the integration of vital low cost legal service delivery mechanisms; expansion of targeting and outreach to older adults in the greatest social or economic need; legal responses to legal issues that emerge from elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation; expansion of the knowledge and expertise of aging and legal service providers on priority legal issues; expansion of partnerships that enhance overall legal service delivery on priority legal issues; and implementing legal data collection/reporting systems that demonstrate the beneficial impact of legal services on the independence, health, and financial security of older adults. The SEGs are intended to produce innovations and systemic enhancements that can be replicated by Model Approaches Phase I/ Phase II grantees and other states across the country.

Funding Title:    Model Approaches Phase II Systems Expansion Grants

Agency Name:    Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living, Administration on Aging

Funding Instrument Type:     Cooperative Agreement

Express Language for Legal Aid:    Yes

Target Population:    Older adults

Expected Number of Awards:    2

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:    No

How to Apply:     http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=256807

Current Closing Date for Applications:    07/07/2014

Estimated Total Program Funding:    $21,000

Award Ceiling:    $10,500

Award Floor:    $10,500

Eligible Applicants:

State governments

Only current awardees of 2013 Model Approaches – Phase II grants are eligible to apply for SEGs cooperative agreements under this FOA. The seven (7) states eligible for SEGs cooperative agreements are; California, District of Columbia, Idaho, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, and Maine.

Priority Consideration:   

Policy and Regulations on Use of Funds:     

Current/Past Funding Recipients:

Samples of Successful Application:

Link to Full Announcement:    http://www.acl.gov/Funding_Opportunities/Announcements/Index.aspx

Contact Information:

Omar Valverde Omar.Valverde@acl.hhs.gov

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Categories: Domestic Violence, Elderly, Express Language for Legal Aid, Financial, Government Organizations, Health, Pass-Through Funds/ Block Grants, Victims of Crime

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