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  • DOL – Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program, Incarcerated Veterans’ Transition Program , and the Homeless Female Veterans’ and Veterans’ with Families Program (2020)

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    This program will provide services to reintegrate homeless veterans into the labor force by placing them into family-sustaining employment and to stimulate the development of effective service delivery systems that will address the complex problems facing homeless veterans. Legal aid is eligible to subgrant.

  • DOJ – CAREERRS Second Chance Act (2020)

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    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 – Services for Older Victims of Abuse and Financial Exploitation (2020)

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    This program is intended to improve outcomes, minimize additional trauma, and restore safety and security to older adult victims of abuse and financial exploitation. The purpose of this grant is to support direct service provision to older victims; provide advocacy, assistance, and safety planning; and provide resources for service providers and criminal justice stakeholders. There isn’t express language for legal aid, but the solicitation includes broad language about providing services that can include legal aid.

  • DOJ – America’s Addiction Crisis: Serving Our Youngest Crime Victims (2020)

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    This program will provide funding to support direct services to children and youth who are crime victims as a result of the nation’s addiction crisis (Purpose Area 1); and training and technical assistance for the direct services grantees (Purpose Area 2). There is express language for legal aid and several legal aid organizations have received this in FY 2018 ad 2019.

  • HHS – Tribal Opioid Response (2020)

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    The Tribal Opioid Response (TOR) grant program “aims to address opioid crisis in tribal communities by increasing access to culturally appropriate and evidence-based treatment. … The intent is to reduce unmet treatment need and opioid overdose-related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment and/or recovery activities for OUD.” Legal aid is an eligible subgrantee.

  • DOJ – Crime Victims’ Rights Legal Clinics (2020)

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    This initiative is intended to support or expand on federal, state, local, and tribal efforts to enforce crime victims rights. Applicants may apply under the following purpose areas: victims rights legal clinics that will provide legal representation to victims and train allied professionals in an effort to enforce victims rights in the criminal justice process (Purpose Area 1), and one training and technical assistance provider to provide support to the selected legal clinics (Purpose Area 2). There is express language for legal aid.

  • HHS – Service Area Competition *Forecast* (2020)

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    This is a forecasted grant opportunity. The purpose of this grant program is to improve the health those who are medically underserved by providing primary health care services. This is the primary funding source for health centers. Health centers, using “enabling services” language can fund legal services through medical legal partnerships to address the social determinants of health.

  • DOJ – Opioid Affected Youth Initiative (2020)

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    This program will support efforts to implement programs and strategies that identify, respond to, treat, and support children, youth, and families impacted by the opioid epidemic. This program may be better suited for public defender offices. There is no express language for legal aid, but last year, the MD Public Defender received funds to work with youth involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems.

  • HHS – Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women (2020)

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    This SAMHSA program is designed to: 1) support family-based services for pregnant and postpartum women with a primary diagnosis of a substance use disorder; 2) help state substance abuse agencies address the continuum of care; and 3) promote a coordinated, effective and efficient state system. There is no express language for legal aid, but there is language for supportive services.

  • HHS – Treatment, Recovery, and Workforce Support Grants *Forecast* (2020)

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    “The purpose of this program is to implement evidence-based programs to support individuals in substance use disorder treatment and recovery to live independently and participate in the workforce.”