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.
Express Language for Legal Aid
Under the Private Enforcement Initiative (PEI), non-profits are funded to investigate violations and obtain enforcements of rights under the Fair Housing Act or state and local laws, which often includes legal counseling and representation. Education about rights, investigating, and obtaining enforcement of rights are inherently legal in nature. This is the FY19 solicitation.
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 FY19 solicitation.
This program encourages a comprehensive coordinated community approach that enhances victim safety, provides services and support for victims, and supports efforts to hold offenders accountable. Legal aid is eligible to subgrant from institutions of higher education. Applicants are encouraged to partner with civil legal organizations.
CTAS provides federally recognized tribes and tribal consortia an opportunity to apply for funding to aid in developing a comprehensive and coordinated approach to public safety and victimization. Legal aid organizations are able to subgrant from eligible applicants, but they are not eligible to be the lead applicant on proposals.
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.
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.
This program is designed to enhance law enforcement responses, targeted responses to sexual assault, coordinated community responses, enhanced prosecution responses, and improved judicial handling of cases. There is express language for legal services and advocacy (though activities are restricted).
This program is designed to support the development and implementation of outreach strategies targeted at adult or youth victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking in underserved populations and to provide victim services to those victims. Applicants are encouraged to address stalking and propose projects in rural communities.
Legal Assistance for Victims (LAV) is designed to increase the availability of legal assistance to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking in matters related to or arising out of violence. The goal of this program is to develop innovative and collaborative projects that provide quality representation to victims.