Pass-Through Funds/ Block Grants

Federal funds flowing through state and local governments

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.

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.

HHS – Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part B Supplement (2020)

The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program is a “patient-centered system that provides care and treatment services to low income people living with HIV to improve health outcomes and reduce HIV transmission among hard to reach populations.” There are five parts to this program. Part B focuses on providing medical and support services to individuals living with HIV/AIDS. This is a formula grant. There is express language for legal aid.

HHS – Tribal Opioid Response (2020)

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.

HHS – Service Area Competition *Forecast* (2020)

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.

HHS – Tribal Opioid Response (TOR) Grants *Forecast* (2020)

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, including medication-assisted treatment (MAT) using one of the three FDA-approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD). 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.”

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).”

DOJ – Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program (2020)

The Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program provides funding directly to tribes, tribal consortiums, tribal organizations, and nonprofit tribal organizations to create, maintain, and expand sexual assault services within Indian country and Alaskan native villages. Legal aid is eligible to subgrant from tribes and/or tribal organizations.

DOJ – Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (2020)

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.