Notice to LSC Grantees of Application Process for Midyear Subgrants of 2018 Basic Field Grant Funds, 18349-18350 [2018-08710]

Download as PDF amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 81 / Thursday, April 26, 2018 / Notices 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: Megan Lacchini, Office of Compliance and Enforcement by email at lacchinim@lsc.gov, or visit the LSC website at http://www.lsc.gov/grantsgrantee-resources/grantee-guidance/ how-apply-subgrant. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under 45 CFR part 1627, LSC must 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 website.’’ 45 CFR 1627.4(b). This Notice and the publication of the Subgrant Application Forms on LSC’s website satisfy § 1627.4(b)’s notice requirement for the Basic Field Grant program. Only current or prospective recipients of LSC Basic Field Grants may apply for approval of a subgrant. Notices regarding the processes to apply for approval of 2018 Pro Bono Innovation Fund, Technology Initiative Grants, and mid-year Basic Field subgrants will be forthcoming. Applications will be available the week of April 23, 2018. 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 to subgrant calendar year 2019 Basic Field Grant funds must be submitted with the applicant’s application for 2019 Basic Field Grant funding. 45 CFR 1627.4(b)(1). The deadlines for application submissions are as follows: • June 4, 2018 for applicants that have not had an LSC Program Quality Visit (PQV) since January 1, 2016 and for applicants who are not current LSC recipients; • June 11, 2018 for applicants that have had a PQV since January 1, 2016, have received a final PQV report by April 30, 2018, and are the only applicant for the service area; • August 6, 2018 for applicants that have had a PQV since January 1, 2016, have received a final PQV report during the period May 1, 2018 through July 2, 2018, and are the only applicant for the service area. The deadlines for the submission of final and signed subgrant agreements are as follows: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Apr 25, 2018 Jkt 244001 • October 15, 2018 for applicants required to submit applications by June 4 and 11, 2018. • November 1, 2018 for applicants required to submit applications by August 6, 2018. Applicants may also find these deadlines on LSC’s website 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 Agreement Template); and • Subgrant Inquiry Form B (for new subgrants) or C (for renewal subgrants). Applicants seeking to subgrant to an organization that is not a current LSC grantee must also upload: • 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). LSC’s Subgrant Agreement Template and Forms B, and C are available on LSC’s website at http://www.lsc.gov/ grants-grantee-resources/granteeguidance/how-apply-subgrant. LSC encourages applicants to use LSC’s Subgrant Agreement Template as a model subgrant agreement. If the applicant does not use LSC’s Template, the proposed agreement must include, at a minimum, the substance of the provisions of the Template. 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 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18349 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 2019 Basic Field Grant funding decisions. Dated: April 20, 2018. Stefanie Davis, Assistant General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2018–08709 Filed 4–25–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7050–01–P LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION Notice to LSC Grantees of Application Process for Midyear Subgrants of 2018 Basic Field Grant Funds Legal Services Corporation. Notice of application dates and format for applications for approval of 2018 Basic Field Grant midyear subgrants. 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, 2018 but before January 1, 2019. 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: Megan Lacchini, Office of Compliance and Enforcement by email at lacchinim@lsc.gov, or visit the LSC website at http://www.lsc.gov/grantsgrantee-resources/grantee-guidance/ how-apply-subgrant. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under 45 CFR part 1627, LSC must 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 website.’’ 45 CFR 1627.4(b). This Notice SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26APN1.SGM 26APN1 amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES 18350 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 81 / Thursday, April 26, 2018 / Notices and the publication of the Subgrant Application Forms on LSC’s website satisfy § 1627.4(b)’s notice requirement for midyear subgrants of Basic Field Grant funds. Only current or prospective recipients of LSC Basic Field Grants may apply for approval of a subgrant. Notices regarding the process to apply for approval of 2018 Pro Bono Innovation Fund and Technology Initiative Grant subgrants will be forthcoming. Applications for approval to subgrant 2018 Basic Field Grant funds with starting dates between June 1, 2018 and January 1, 2019, must be submitted at least 45 days in advance of the proposed effective date. 45 CFR 1627.4(b)(3). Subgrant applications must be submitted through LSC Grants at https://lscgrants.lsc.gov. 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 Template); and • Subgrant Inquiry Form B (for new subgrants) or C (for renewal subgrants). Applicants seeking to subgrant to an organization that is not a current LSC grantee must also upload: • 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). LSC’s Subgrant Agreement Template and Application Forms B, and C are available on LSC’s website at http:// www.lsc.gov/grants-grantee-resources/ grantee-guidance/how-apply-subgrant. LSC encourages applicants to use LSC’s Subgrant Agreement Template as VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Apr 25, 2018 Jkt 244001 a model subgrant agreement. If the applicant does not use LSC’s Template, the proposed agreement must include, at a minimum, the substance of the provisions of the Template. 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. 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)(3), LSC will inform applicants of its decision to disapprove, approve, or request modifications to the subgrant by no later than the subgrant’s proposed effective date. Dated: April 20, 2018. Stefanie Davis, Assistant General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2018–08710 Filed 4–25–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7050–01–P NATIONAL COUNCIL ON DISABILITY Sunshine Act Meetings The Members of the National Council on Disability (NCD) will hold a quarterly meeting on Thursday, May 10, from 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Central Time, in Houston, TX. PLACE: This meeting will occur in Houston, TX, at the Hilton AmericasHouston, Lanier Grand Ballroom G (Level 4), 1600 Lamar Street, Houston, TX 77010. Interested parties may join the meeting in person at the meeting location or may join by phone in a listening-only capacity (other than the period allotted for public comment noted below) using the following call-in information: Teleconference number: 1– 888–599–8667; Conference ID: 8134951; Conference Title: NCD Meeting; Host Name: Neil Romano. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The Council will receive agency updates on policy projects, finance, governance, and other business. The Council will then receive a presentation on hurricane preparation, response, and recovery. Following that panel, the Council will receive an update on the work done to date for its 2018 Progress Report to Congress and the President, which this year will focus on monitoring and enforcement efforts in three federal agencies. Following a break for lunch, the Council will next receive presentations on guardianship TIME AND DATE: PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 issues in Texas; followed by education issues in Texas. Following those two panel presentations, the Council will receive a presentation on bioethics and disability. The meeting will conclude with a time for public comment. AGENDA: The times provided below are approximations for when each agenda item is anticipated to be discussed (all times Central): Thursday, May 10 9:00–9:10 a.m.—Welcome and introductions 9:10–9:15 a.m.—Greetings from the Mayor’s Office 9:15–9:20 a.m.—Greetings from former NCD Chair Lex Frieden 9:20–9:30 a.m.—Chairman’s Report 9:30–9:35 a.m.—Executive Director’s Report 9:35–10:05 a.m.—Business Meeting 10:05–10:20 a.m.—Break 10:20–11:20 a.m.—Hurricane Preparation, Response, and Recovery 11:20 a.m.–12:00 p.m.—2018 Progress Report 12:00–1:00 p.m.—LUNCH BREAK 1:00–2:00 p.m.—Guardianship Panel 2:00–2:15 p.m.—BREAK 2:15–3:15 p.m.—Education/Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Panel 3:15–4:00 p.m.—Bioethics and Disability 4:00–4:30 p.m.—Public comments (focused on NCD’s newest policy priorities—elimination of 14c; institutionalization as a result of natural disaster; bioethics and disability; centralized accommodation funds for the federal government) 4:30 p.m.—Adjourn. PUBLIC COMMENT: To better facilitate NCD’s public comment, any individual interested in providing public comment is asked to register his or her intent to provide comment in advance by sending an email to PublicComment@ncd.gov with the subject line ‘‘Public Comment’’ with your name, organization, state, and topic of comment included in the body of your email. Full-length written public comments may also be sent to that email address. All emails to register for public comment at the quarterly meeting must be received by Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Priority will be given to those individuals who are in-person to provide their comments during the public comment period. Those commenters on the phone will be called on per the list of those registered via email. Due to time constraints, NCD asks all commenters to limit their comments to three minutes. Comments E:\FR\FM\26APN1.SGM 26APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 81 (Thursday, April 26, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18349-18350]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-08710]


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LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION


Notice to LSC Grantees of Application Process for Midyear 
Subgrants of 2018 Basic Field Grant Funds

AGENCY: Legal Services Corporation.

ACTION: Notice of application dates and format for applications for 
approval of 2018 Basic Field Grant midyear subgrants.

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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 Basic Field Grant 
funds starting after June 1, 2018 but before January 1, 2019. 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: Megan Lacchini, Office of Compliance 
and Enforcement by email at [email protected], or visit the LSC website 
at http://www.lsc.gov/grants-grantee-resources/grantee-guidance/how-apply-subgrant.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under 45 CFR part 1627, LSC must 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 
website.'' 45 CFR 1627.4(b). This Notice

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and the publication of the Subgrant Application Forms on LSC's website 
satisfy Sec.  1627.4(b)'s notice requirement for midyear subgrants of 
Basic Field Grant funds. Only current or prospective recipients of LSC 
Basic Field Grants may apply for approval of a subgrant. Notices 
regarding the process to apply for approval of 2018 Pro Bono Innovation 
Fund and Technology Initiative Grant subgrants will be forthcoming.
    Applications for approval to subgrant 2018 Basic Field Grant funds 
with starting dates between June 1, 2018 and January 1, 2019, must be 
submitted at least 45 days in advance of the proposed effective date. 
45 CFR 1627.4(b)(3).
    Subgrant applications must be submitted through LSC Grants at 
https://lscgrants.lsc.gov. 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 Template); and
     Subgrant Inquiry Form B (for new subgrants) or C (for 
renewal subgrants).

Applicants seeking to subgrant to an organization that is not a current 
LSC grantee must also upload:
     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).
    LSC's Subgrant Agreement Template and Application Forms B, and C 
are available on LSC's website at http://www.lsc.gov/grants-grantee-resources/grantee-guidance/how-apply-subgrant.
    LSC encourages applicants to use LSC's Subgrant Agreement Template 
as a model subgrant agreement. If the applicant does not use LSC's 
Template, the proposed agreement must include, at a minimum, the 
substance of the provisions of the Template.
    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. 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)(3), LSC will inform applicants of 
its decision to disapprove, approve, or request modifications to the 
subgrant by no later than the subgrant's proposed effective date.

    Dated: April 20, 2018.
Stefanie Davis,
Assistant General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2018-08710 Filed 4-25-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 7050-01-P