The Department of Homeland Security has three primary missions: Prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce America's vulnerability to terrorism and minimize the damage from potential attacks and natural disasters.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Free legal services, including legal advice, counseling, and representation in non-fee-generating cases are provided, except as provided in paragraph (b) in Part 206.164.
Fee- generating cases (i.e., part of a settlement awarded by the court) shall not be accepted by lawyers operating under these regulations, and will be referred by the Regional Director through existing lawyer referral services.
Low-income individuals, families, and groups.
When the President declares a major disaster in which individual assistance programs are triggered, legal services and advice are made available to victims who are unable to secure such services as a result of the disaster.
Aplication and Award Process
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, Section 415, Public Law 93-288, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 5182.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Post Assistance Requirements
(Salaries and Expenses); FY 07 $41,242; FY 08 $48,553 and FY 09 est not available.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Federal Disaster Assistance Regulations, 44 CFR 206.164; DOM Chapter 11; and Disaster Legal Services Handbook.
Regional or Local Office
See Appendix IV of the Catalog for a listing of addresses for FEMA's Regional Offices.
Department of Homeland Security 245 Murray Lane - Bldg. #410, Washington, DC 20528.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
The¬†Social Enterprise Law Association (SELA), founded by Bea Hinton and Thea Sebastian, is a¬†student-led organization at Harvard Law School designed to connecting the rift between the private and public sectors, while offering¬†a space for students to transform their ideas into initiatives by applying their newfound legal skills to build meaningful careers.