U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Legal Assistance Enhancement Program
The Legal Assistance Enhancement Program (LAEP) is designed to enable legal assistance networks, including Older Americans Act-funded programs, in strengthening and enhancing legal assistance programs to older Americans with economic and social need. Cooperative agreements under LAEP will be dedicated to identifying and executing enhancements and innovations that improve the quality, effectiveness, accessibility, and availability of legal assistance offered to older Americans. Enhancements made through LAEP will support quantifiable and sustainable improvements to the delivery of a full-range of legal assistance, from legal advice through representation to older adults.
Amount: Approximately $1,500,000 is available to make up to eight awards ranging from $100,000-$250,000. Project periods are 36 months with three 12-month budget periods.
Eligibility: Domestic public or private non-profit entities including state and local governments, Indian tribal governments and organizations, faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, hospitals, and institutions of higher education.
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