Model Approaches to Statewide Legal Assistance Systems - Phase I


The goal of the Model Approaches Program is to protect and enhance essential rights and benefits of older persons in states across the country, through the creation and maintenance of well-integrated and cost-effective legal service delivery systems that effectively target scarce legal resources to older adults in the greatest social or economic need of assistance on priority legal issues, and that are an integral part of the broad aging services network.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Administration for Community Living
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreement
Number of Awards Available
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
The intent of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to expand Model Approaches projects beyond the 35 previously-funded states/territories. Therefore, the 35 states/territories that have previously received Model Approaches funding are not eligible to apply under this FOA. The thirty-five (35) ineligible states/territories are: Alabama, Alaska, California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia. Within an eligible state/territory, proposals in response to this FOA will be accepted from one of two eligible applicant categories. Eligible applicants are: 1. The entity within an eligible state that currently houses the State Legal Assistance Developer; or 2. 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). Foreign entities are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Application Procedure
Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Valerie Soroka
Website Address
E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards range from $100,000.00 to $100,000.00


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