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Model Approaches to Statewide Legal Assistance Systems

Model Approaches to Statewide Legal Assistance Systems

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Administration on Aging (AoA)

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04/21/10 11:59 PM


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To develop and maintain legal service delivery systems that maximize the impact of limited legal resources on older adults in greatest need. The ultimate goal of the grant opportunity is to protect and enhance essential rights and benefits of older persons in states across the country by utilizing the leadership of the State Legal Assistance Developer and key project partners to create and maintain coordinated, well integrated, and cost effective statewide legal service delivery systems. Such systems will include: integration of a low-cost senior legal helpline with IIIB legal services and other low-cost mechanisms to achieve cost-efficiency and maximum impact from limited legal resources; effective targeting of scarce resources to older persons in greatest social or economic need; focus on the most critical legal issues confronting target populations; and integration of the legal service delivery system with the broad aging service network.o

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GrantWatch ID#: 123611

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3 years

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Within an eligible state (New York and New Jersey are eligible), proposals will be accepted from one of two eligible applicant categories. Eligible applicants are:
The entity within an eligible state that currently houses (or proposes to house) the State Legal Assistance Developer; or An entity within an eligible state that is experienced in providing low-cost services to older persons through a senior legal helpline (or proposes to develop and operate a senior legal helpline).

Regardless of the originating source of the application, each proposal must contain a detailed plan for direct and ongoing involvement of, and leadership by, the State Legal Assistance Developer in order to help assure sustainability. Further each proposal must contain a detailed plan for ongoing collaboration between the State Legal Assistance Developer and the senior legal helpline.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration on Aging
Omar Valverde
Office of Elder Rights
Center for Program Operations
Washington, D.C. 20201
Or by calling: 202-357-3514
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