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TANF Stimulus Summary for Pennsylvania

March 4, 2010 by hillary

Here is a summary produced by Community Legal Services of Philadelphia of how TANF stimulus money could be drawn down in Pennsylvania to benefit low-income families and create jobs. What's happening in your state? Please feel free to share examples of how this stimulus money can be drawn down or share examples of how your state is currently using the money to benefit low-income people.

Guidance Memo on Data Collection for HUD's HPRP Funding Requirements

IV Ashton from Legal Server recently shared a guidance memo on data collection for HUD's HPRP Funding Requirements. This memo provides best practices on data collection particularly for legal services providers. Please see attached guidance document.

Tapping into TANF and other Stimulus Money: A Program Narrative from Maine

The following narrative has been shared by Nan Heald, Executive Director of Pine Tree Legal Assistance in Portland, ME. Read about what Maine is doing and how you might tap into these stimulus funds in your state.


Federal Funding Roundtable Debriefed and Stimulus Opportunities for Legal Services

Last month at the NLADA Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado, there were two conference sessions that provided information on funding opportunities for legal aid. One session was the Federal Funding Roundtable (Roundtable) led by Meredith McBurney, ABA Resource Center for Access to Justice and Don Saunders, director, NLADA Civil Legal Services. This session provided an update on federal funding from non-LSC sources and allowed the field to share information, ideas and strategies on raising and increasing these funds.

Institute for Foreclosure Legal Assistance Request for Proposals for AmeriCorps Recovery Fellowships

Funding is now available for Foreclosure Fellowships.  Attached is the Request for Proposals (RFP) and below is a general overview of the RFP.  Deadline is fast approaching, so apply soon!   


House Increases Legal Aid Funding for Domestic Violence Victims

On June 17, the House of Representatives passed, by a vote of 425-4, an amendment authored by Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI) to increase funding for the Violence Against Women Act Legal Assistance Program by $4 million. Fiscal year 2010 funding level will now be $41 million. The roll call vote is available at

Sample Talking Points for Byrne Act Discretionary Funds for Legal Aid in Texas (Long Post)



ARTICLE XII     Byrne Act Amendment  -- Legal Aid for Crime Victims


Sample State Budget Rider for State Byrne Act Funds

May 6, 2009 by Randy Chapman

Budget rider now pending in Conference Committee considering a two year Texas budget.  Talking points are also available.







Article XII

HUD Stimulus funding for homelessness prevention

I have been told that HUD expects all proposals to be submitted for this program by the States by May 17th. HUD has also encouraged states to get their proposals into their system as soon as possible before May 18th -- so in fact, Maine is hoping to complete their proposal by May 1. HUD's response is expected on a 6 week turnaround basis --so c. July 6, but folks do not expect HUD to make any changes in the proposal forwarded by the States. ARRA funding will be available by September.

Serve DC Holds Grant Competition for ARRA Funding

Serve DC- The Mayor's Office on Volunteerism has announced a plan to distribute AmeriCorps funds granted to the agency through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA.) The funds, which are available to current AmeriCorps sub-grantees, will assist programs in the process of helping individuals and communities cope with the economic downturn, and provide necessary services that will support the rebuilding process. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama on February 17, 2009.
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