Government Organizations

DOJ – Crime Victims’ Rights Legal Clinics (2020)

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.

DOJ – Opioid Affected Youth Initiative (2020)

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)

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 – State Opioid Response (SOR) Grants *Forecast* (2020)

SOR “aims to address the opioid crisis by increasing access to medication-assisted treatment using three FDA approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder, reducing unmet treatment need, and reducing opioid overdose related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment and recovery activities for opioid use disorder (OUD).”

VA – Grant Per Diem (2020)

This program promotes the development and provision of supportive housing and/or supportive services with the goal of helping homeless veterans achieve residential stability, increase their skill levels and/or income, and obtain greater self-determination. Recipients must design supportive services, which can include legal assistance.

DOJ – Housing Assistance for Victims of Human Trafficking (2020)

The program supports: (1) transitional housing; (2) short-term housing assistance, including rental or utilities payment assistance and assistance with related expenses. Projects must also include support services (legal aid is eligible) designed to enable victims of human trafficking and any dependents to locate and secure permanent housing and find employment. There is express language for legal aid.

DOJ – Rural DV, Sexual Assault, and Stalking (2020)

This program seeks to enhance the safety of rural victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking and support projects uniquely designed to address and prevent these crimes in rural areas. This program encourages collaboration to overcome the problems of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking in rural communities. There is express language for legal aid.