Subgrant Possibilities

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.

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

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)

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.

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.

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.