To rebuild communities affected by presidentially declared disasters, Congress may appropriate additional funding to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program as Disaster Recovery grants. Featuring civil legal aid providers and community partners who have experience with CDBG Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) grants, this panel will provide an overview of the CDBG-DR program and how legal aid providers can access and utilize this funding to address the significant disaster recovery needs of their clients.

Website Coordinator Lisa Stansky will oversee substantive work on these projects, along with the state’s first-ever Access to Justice Technology Fellowship.


Southeast Louisiana Legal Services Corporation will receive $68,119 to upgrade to increase the overall usability of the site and make it mobile accessible.

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services Corporation will receive an additional $35,000 to develop automated online forms and guides for consumer debt and divorce cases.