Notice to LSC Grantees of Application Process for Subgranting 2018 Basic Field Funds, 18484-18485 [2017-07891]

Download as PDF 18484 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 74 / Wednesday, April 19, 2017 / Notices Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 Pledge Update ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 Pledge Update,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). Public comments on the ICR are invited. DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before May 19, 2017. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free of charge from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201702–1220–001 (this link will only become active on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693–4129, TTY 202– 693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at DOL_PRA_ PUBLIC@dol.gov. Submit comments about this request by mail to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL–BLS, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202–395–5806 (this is not a toll-free number); or by email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor-OASAM, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Attn: Departmental Information Compliance Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; or by email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693– 4129, TTY 202–693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at DOL_ PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:06 Apr 18, 2017 This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA) Pledge Update information collection. This request covers a previously approved update to the CIPSEA pledge the BLS provides to many individuals responding to BLS surveys. As per OMB instruction, a single ICR has updated the CIPSEA confidentiality pledges used in numerous BLS data collections; however, the request does not otherwise affect the content, scope, burden, or the current expiration dates of any of these collections. The BLS Authorizing Statute authorizes the underlying information collections. See 29 U.S.C. 1, 2. This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and the public is generally not required to respond to an information collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection under Control Number 1220–0190. OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than three (3) years without renewal, and the current approval for this collection is scheduled to expire on June 30, 2017. The DOL seeks to extend PRA authorization for this information collection for three (3) more years, without any change to existing requirements. The DOL notes that existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on December 7, 2016 (81 FR 88270). Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section within thirty (30) days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1220–0190. The OMB is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Agency: DOL–BLS. Title of Collection: Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 Pledge Update. OMB Control Number: 1220–0190. Affected Public: Private Sector— businesses or other for-profits. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 1. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 1. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 0 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Dated: April 13, 2017. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–07917 Filed 4–18–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION Notice to LSC Grantees of Application Process for Subgranting 2018 Basic Field Funds Legal Services Corporation. Notice of application dates and format for subgrant applications. AGENCY: ACTION: The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is the national organization charged with administering Federal funds provided for civil legal services to low-income people. LSC hereby announces the submission dates for applications for subgrants of 2018 Basic Field Grant funds. LSC is also providing information about where applicants may locate subgrant application forms and directions for providing the information required to apply for a subgrant. DATES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for application dates. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19APN1.SGM 19APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 74 / Wednesday, April 19, 2017 / Notices Legal Services Corporation— Office of Compliance and Enforcement, 3333 K Street NW., Third Floor, Washington, DC 20007–3522. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of Compliance and Enforcement by email at subgrants@lsc.gov, or visit the LSC Web site at http://www.lsc.gov/ grants-grantee-resources/granteeguidance/how-apply-subgrant. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: LSC revised its subgrant rule, 45 CFR part 1627, effective April 1, 2017. The revised rule requires LSC to publish, on an annual basis, ‘‘notice of the requirements concerning the format and contents of the application annually in the Federal Register and on its Web site.’’ 45 CFR 1627.4(b). This Notice and the publication of the Subgrant Application Forms on LSC’s Web site satisfies § 1627.4(b)’s notice requirement for the Basic Field Grant program. Only current or prospective LSC grantees may apply. Notices regarding the subgrant application processes for 2018 Pro Bono Innovation Fund grants, Technology Initiative Grants, and 2017 mid-year Basic Field subgrants will be forthcoming. Applications will be available the week of April 10, 2017. Subgrant applications must be submitted through LSC Grants at https://lscgrants.lsc.gov. Applicants must submit their applications by 5:00 p.m. E.D.T. on the due date identified below. Applications for subgrants of calendar year 2018 Basic Field Grant funds must be submitted with the applicant’s application for 2018 funding. 45 CFR 1627.4(b)(1). The deadlines for application submissions are as follows: • June 5, 2017 for applicants that have not had an LSC Program Quality Visit (PQV) since January 1, 2015 and for applicants who are not current LSC recipients; • June 12, 2017 for applicants that have had a PQV since January 1, 2015, have received a final PQV report by April 28, 2017, and are the only applicant for the service area; • August 7, 2017 for applicants that have had a PQV since January 1, 2015, have received a final PQV report during the period May 1, 2017 through July 3, 2017, and are the only applicant for the service area. The deadlines for the submission of final and signed subgrant agreements are as follows: • September 1, 2017 for applicants required to submit applications by June 5 and 12, 2017. • October 9, 2017 for applicants required to submit applications by August 7, 2017. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESS: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:06 Apr 18, 2017 Jkt 241001 Applicants may also find these deadlines on LSC’s Web site at http:// www.lsc.gov/grants-grantee-resources/ our-grant-programs/basic-field-grant/ basic-field-grant-key-dates. Applicants may access the application under the ‘‘Subgrants’’ heading on their LSC Grants home page. Applicants may initiate an application by selecting ‘‘Initiate Subgrant Application.’’ Applicants must then provide the information requested in the LSC Grants data fields, located in the Subrecipient Profile, Subgrant Summary, and Subrecipient Budget screens, and upload the following documents: • A draft Subgrant Agreement (with the required terms provided in Subgrant Application Form A); • Subgrant Inquiry Form B (for new subgrants) or C (for renewal subgrants); • The subrecipient’s accounting manual (or letter indicating that the subrecipient does not have one and why); • The subrecipient’s most recent audited financial statement (or letter indicating that the subrecipient does not have one and why); • The subrecipient’s most recent Form 990 filed with the IRS (or letter indicating that the subrecipient does not have one and why); • The subrecipient’s current fidelity bond coverage (or letter indicating that the subrecipient does not have one); • The subrecipient’s conflict of interest policy (or letter indicating that the subrecipient does not have one); and • The subrecipient’s whistleblower policy (or letter indicating that the subrecipient does not have one). Subgrant Application Forms A, B, and C are available on LSC’s Web site at http://www.lsc.gov/grants-granteeresources/grantee-guidance/how-applysubgrant. LSC encourages applicants to use LSC’s Subgrant Agreement Form (Form A) as a model subgrant agreement. If the applicant does not use LSC’s Subgrant Agreement Form, the proposed agreement must include, at a minimum, the substance of the provisions of that form. LSC recommends that applicants pay careful attention to the terms included in, and instructions on, the Subgrant Agreement Form. Several of the terms have been modified from previous years and new terms have been added. LSC subgrant agreements effective after June 1, 2017 must reflect those modifications. Once submitted, LSC will evaluate the application and provide applicants with instructions on any needed modifications to the information, documents, or Draft Agreement provided with the application. The PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18485 applicant must then upload a final and signed subgrant agreement through LSC Grants by the timeframes referenced above. This can be done by selecting ‘‘Upload Signed Agreement’’ to the right of the application ‘‘Status’’ under the ‘‘Subgrant’’ heading on an applicant’s LSC Grants home page. As required by 45 CFR 1627.4(b)(1)(ii), LSC will inform applicants of its decision to disapprove or approve the subgrant no later than the date LSC informs applicants of LSC’s 2018 Basic Field Grant funding decisions. Stefanie K. Davis, Assistant General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2017–07891 Filed 4–18–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7050–01–P LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION Notice to LSC Grantees of Application Process for Subgranting 2017 Midyear Basic Field Grant Funds Legal Services Corporation. Notice of application dates and format for 2017 Basic Field Grant midyear subgrant applications. AGENCY: ACTION: The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is the national organization charged with administering Federal funds provided for civil legal services to low-income people. LSC hereby announces the submission dates for applications for subgrants of Basic Field Grant funds starting after June 1, 2017 but before January 1, 2018. LSC is also providing information about where applicants may locate subgrant application forms and directions for providing the information required to apply for a subgrant. DATES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for application dates. ADDRESSES: Legal Services Corporation—Office of Compliance and Enforcement, 3333 K Street NW., Third Floor, Washington, DC 20007–3522. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of Compliance and Enforcement by email at subgrants@lsc.gov, or visit the LSC Web site at http://www.lsc.gov/ grants-grantee-resources/granteeguidance/how-apply-subgrant. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: LSC revised its subgrant rule, 45 CFR part 1627, effective April 1, 2017. The revised rule requires LSC to publish, on an annual basis, ‘‘notice of the requirements concerning the format and contents of the application annually in the Federal Register and on its Web site.’’ 45 CFR 1627.4(b). This Notice and the publication of the Subgrant SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19APN1.SGM 19APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 74 (Wednesday, April 19, 2017)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION


Notice to LSC Grantees of Application Process for Subgranting 
2018 Basic Field Funds

AGENCY: Legal Services Corporation.

ACTION: Notice of application dates and format for subgrant 
applications.

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SUMMARY: The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is the national 
organization charged with administering Federal funds provided for 
civil legal services to low-income people. LSC hereby announces the 
submission dates for applications for subgrants of 2018 Basic Field 
Grant funds. LSC is also providing information about where applicants 
may locate subgrant application forms and directions for providing the 
information required to apply for a subgrant.

DATES: See Supplementary Information section for application dates.

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ADDRESS:  Legal Services Corporation--Office of Compliance and 
Enforcement, 3333 K Street NW., Third Floor, Washington, DC 20007-3522.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of Compliance and Enforcement 
by email at subgrants@lsc.gov, or visit the LSC Web site at http://www.lsc.gov/grants-grantee-resources/grantee-guidance/how-apply-subgrant.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: LSC revised its subgrant rule, 45 CFR part 
1627, effective April 1, 2017. The revised rule requires LSC to 
publish, on an annual basis, ``notice of the requirements concerning 
the format and contents of the application annually in the Federal 
Register and on its Web site.'' 45 CFR 1627.4(b). This Notice and the 
publication of the Subgrant Application Forms on LSC's Web site 
satisfies Sec.  1627.4(b)'s notice requirement for the Basic Field 
Grant program. Only current or prospective LSC grantees may apply. 
Notices regarding the subgrant application processes for 2018 Pro Bono 
Innovation Fund grants, Technology Initiative Grants, and 2017 mid-year 
Basic Field subgrants will be forthcoming.
    Applications will be available the week of April 10, 2017. Subgrant 
applications must be submitted through LSC Grants at https://lscgrants.lsc.gov. Applicants must submit their applications by 5:00 
p.m. E.D.T. on the due date identified below.
    Applications for subgrants of calendar year 2018 Basic Field Grant 
funds must be submitted with the applicant's application for 2018 
funding. 45 CFR 1627.4(b)(1). The deadlines for application submissions 
are as follows:
     June 5, 2017 for applicants that have not had an LSC 
Program Quality Visit (PQV) since January 1, 2015 and for applicants 
who are not current LSC recipients;
     June 12, 2017 for applicants that have had a PQV since 
January 1, 2015, have received a final PQV report by April 28, 2017, 
and are the only applicant for the service area;
     August 7, 2017 for applicants that have had a PQV since 
January 1, 2015, have received a final PQV report during the period May 
1, 2017 through July 3, 2017, and are the only applicant for the 
service area.
    The deadlines for the submission of final and signed subgrant 
agreements are as follows:
     September 1, 2017 for applicants required to submit 
applications by June 5 and 12, 2017.
     October 9, 2017 for applicants required to submit 
applications by August 7, 2017.
    Applicants may also find these deadlines on LSC's Web site at 
http://www.lsc.gov/grants-grantee-resources/our-grant-programs/basic-field-grant/basic-field-grant-key-dates.
    Applicants may access the application under the ``Subgrants'' 
heading on their LSC Grants home page. Applicants may initiate an 
application by selecting ``Initiate Subgrant Application.'' Applicants 
must then provide the information requested in the LSC Grants data 
fields, located in the Subrecipient Profile, Subgrant Summary, and 
Subrecipient Budget screens, and upload the following documents:
     A draft Subgrant Agreement (with the required terms 
provided in Subgrant Application Form A);
     Subgrant Inquiry Form B (for new subgrants) or C (for 
renewal subgrants);
     The subrecipient's accounting manual (or letter indicating 
that the subrecipient does not have one and why);
     The subrecipient's most recent audited financial statement 
(or letter indicating that the subrecipient does not have one and why);
     The subrecipient's most recent Form 990 filed with the IRS 
(or letter indicating that the subrecipient does not have one and why);
     The subrecipient's current fidelity bond coverage (or 
letter indicating that the subrecipient does not have one);
     The subrecipient's conflict of interest policy (or letter 
indicating that the subrecipient does not have one); and
     The subrecipient's whistleblower policy (or letter 
indicating that the subrecipient does not have one).
    Subgrant Application Forms A, B, and C are available on LSC's Web 
site at http://www.lsc.gov/grants-grantee-resources/grantee-guidance/how-apply-subgrant.
    LSC encourages applicants to use LSC's Subgrant Agreement Form 
(Form A) as a model subgrant agreement. If the applicant does not use 
LSC's Subgrant Agreement Form, the proposed agreement must include, at 
a minimum, the substance of the provisions of that form. LSC recommends 
that applicants pay careful attention to the terms included in, and 
instructions on, the Subgrant Agreement Form. Several of the terms have 
been modified from previous years and new terms have been added. LSC 
subgrant agreements effective after June 1, 2017 must reflect those 
modifications.
    Once submitted, LSC will evaluate the application and provide 
applicants with instructions on any needed modifications to the 
information, documents, or Draft Agreement provided with the 
application. The applicant must then upload a final and signed subgrant 
agreement through LSC Grants by the timeframes referenced above. This 
can be done by selecting ``Upload Signed Agreement'' to the right of 
the application ``Status'' under the ``Subgrant'' heading on an 
applicant's LSC Grants home page.
    As required by 45 CFR 1627.4(b)(1)(ii), LSC will inform applicants 
of its decision to disapprove or approve the subgrant no later than the 
date LSC informs applicants of LSC's 2018 Basic Field Grant funding 
decisions.

Stefanie K. Davis,
Assistant General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2017-07891 Filed 4-18-17; 8:45 am]
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