2020 Archive Material: Leadership, Management, and Delivery

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Policy Updates

  • As federal agencies publish guidance related to COVID-19 and implement the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, NLADA and The Justice in Government Project are tracking developments relevant to various non-LSC federal funding sources that can support civil legal aid. Follow developments here


  • The Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act provides an additional $310 billion in supplemental funding for the Paycheck Protection Program and $60 billion for the Economic Injury Disaster Loans Program.
  • The CARES Act is enacted in April. Notable elements include:
    • A paycheck protection program for which nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status and fewer than 500 staff are eligible to apply for a forgivable loan equal to cover payroll costs and other expenses during the pandemic, and funding for grants through the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. Application information for both programs is available from the Small Business Administration and and from the National Council of Nonprofits
    • The Legal Services Corporation will receive emergency supplemental funding of $50 million. Information about the distribution of these funds is available here.
    • Suspension of payments on Federal Direct Loans and Federal Family Education Loans owned by the Department of Education through September 30. Borrowers (who have Direct Loans) will receive credit towards PSLF for this period and interest rates are set at 0 percent.
    • $850 million in new funding for Byrne JAG program that provides grants to state and local justice systems, including public defense.

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