Notice of Availability of Calendar Year 2023 Competitive Grant Funds for the Veterans Pro Bono Program, 13764-13765 [2022-05031]

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Milton Stewart, Senior Agency Official for Privacy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2022–05013 Filed 3–9–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION Notice of Availability of Calendar Year 2023 Competitive Grant Funds for the Veterans Pro Bono Program Legal Services Corporation. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) provides grants of federally-appropriated funds for civil legal services to low-income individuals and families. LSC administers the process of awarding grant funds for the Veterans Pro Bono Program to furnish effective, efficient, and high-quality pro bono legal services to eligible veterans appearing before the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (Court). LSC hereby announces the availability of competitive grant funds for the Veterans Pro Bono Program for calendar year 2023 and solicits pre-applications from interested parties. The exact amount of available funds and the date, terms, and conditions of their availability for the calendar year 2023 will be determined through the congressional appropriations process for FY 2023. In 2021, Congress appropriated $3,286,509. DATES: The deadline to submit a PreApplication is Thursday, April 14, 2022, by 5 p.m. Eastern Time. PreApplications must be submitted by email to TaboasA@lsc.gov. ADDRESSES: Letters of Intent must be submitted electronically to TaboasA@ lsc.gov. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anais M. Taboas, Program Counsel, Office of Program Performance, Legal Services Corporation, 3333 K Street NW, PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Washington, DC 20007, (202) 295–1617, TaboasA@lsc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction Funds for the Veterans Pro Bono Program are authorized by and subject to Public Law 102–229, 105 Stat. 1701, as incorporated by reference in subsequent appropriations for the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (Court). That law requires the Court to provide the funds to LSC to award grants or contracts for the provision of ‘‘legal or other assistance, without charge, to veterans and other persons who are unable to afford the cost of legal representation in connection with decisions’’ of, or other proceedings in, the Court. Public Law 102–229 requires this assistance to be provided through ‘‘a program that furnishes case screening and referral, training and education for attorney and related personnel, and encouragement and facilitation of pro bono representation by members of the bar and law school clinical and other appropriate programs, such as veterans service organizations, and through defraying expenses incurred in providing representation to such persons[.]’’ I. Grant Application Process A. Eligibility LSC seeks proposals from (1) Nonprofit organizations that have as a purpose the provision of free legal assistance to low-income individuals or the provision of free services to veterans; or (2) private attorneys or law firms that seek to establish such a nonprofit for these purposes. B. Veterans Pro Bono Grant Application Process Applicants must first submit a PreApplication to LSC via email to TaboasA@lsc.gov by Thursday, April 14, 2022, by 5 p.m. Eastern Time to be considered for a grant. After review by LSC staff, LSC’s leadership decides which applicants will be asked to submit a full application. Applicants will be notified of approval to submit a full application by early May 2022. Full applications are due to LSC via email to TaboasA@lsc.gov by 5 p.m. Eastern on July 8, 2022. Once received, full applications will undergo a rigorous review by LSC staff and other subject matter experts. LSC leadership makes the final decision on funding the Veterans Pro Bono Program Grant. C. Required Pre-Application Content The Pre-Application must include the following information: E:\FR\FM\10MRN1.SGM 10MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 47 / Thursday, March 10, 2022 / Notices (1) Organization name; (2) Organization type (e.g., non-profit or law firm); (3) Name and title of primary contact; (4) Primary contact mailing address, phone number, and email address; (5) Names and a brief description of relevant experience of principals and key staff; (6) Names and a brief description of relevant experience of the current governing board; (7) Brief description of how your organization will serve eligible veterans, dependents, or other persons with proceedings before the Court regardless of their location or residence; and (8) If the non-profit organization has not yet been established, names and a brief description of relevant experience of prospective members of a governing board. ‘‘Relevant experience’’ includes experience with: (a) Veterans benefits law; (b) recruiting, training, supervising, and assigning cases to volunteer attorneys; (c) practice before the Court or supervision of attorneys practicing before the Court; (d) reviewing and evaluating veterans benefits cases; and (e) outreach and education for veterans and dependents regarding veterans benefits rights and procedures. The Pre-Application must not exceed seven (7) single-spaced pages and must be submitted as a single PDF document. D. Late or Incomplete Pre-Applications LSC may consider a request to submit a Pre-Application after the deadline, but only if the Applicant submitted an email to TaboasA@lsc.gov explaining the circumstances that caused the delay before the Pre-Application deadline. Communication with LSC staff is not a substitute for sending a formal request and explanation to TaboasA@lsc.gov. At its discretion, LSC may consider incomplete Pre-Applications. LSC will determine the admissibility of late or incomplete Pre-Application on a caseby-case basis. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES E. Additional Information and Guidelines Additional guidance and instructions on the Veterans Pro Bono Program PreApplication and Application processes will be available on https://lsc.gov/ grants/veterans-pro-bono-grantprogram. The Application, guidelines, content requirements, and specific selection criteria will be available the week of May 10, 2022, at www.lsc.gov. For more information about the current grantee, The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program, please visit www.vetsprobono.org. Authority: 42 U.S.C. 2996g(e). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:20 Mar 09, 2022 Jkt 256001 Dated: March 4, 2021. Stefanie Davis, Senior Associate General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2022–05031 Filed 3–9–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7050–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes: Meeting Notice U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will convene a meeting of the Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes (ACMUI) on April 5, 2022. A sample of agenda items to be discussed during the public session includes: An overview of fiscal year (FY) 2021 medical related events; an overview of how to minimize institutional approaches to reducing medical events; an overview of two yttrium-90 microsphere technologies; an overview on non-medical events for FYs 2020 and 2021; updates on the National Institute of Standards and Technology Radioisotope Measurement Assurance Program; a discussion on the current ACMUI reporting structure; and an update on Medical Team activities. The agenda is subject to change. The current agenda and any updates will be available on the ACMUI’s Meetings and Related Documents web page at https:// www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doccollections/acmui/meetings/2022.html or by emailing Mr. Don Lowman at the contact information below. Purpose: Discuss issues related to 10 CFR part 35 Medical Use of Byproduct Material. Date and Time for Open Session: Tuesday, April 5, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST. SUMMARY: Date Webinar information (Microsoft Teams) April 5, 2022. Link: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/ meetup-join/19%3ameeting_ MzgyMWU5ZDUtMD c2Ny00YmUwLWFkODUtND k1N2Y5MmEzMTM2%40 thread.v2/0?context= %7b%22Tid%22%3a%22e8 d01475-c3b5-436a-a065-5def 4c64f52e%22%2c%22Oid%22% 3a%2209a47f07-225c-402e-8b6f -c9f03adf8db6%22%7d. Call in number (audio only): +1 301–576–2978 (Silver Spring, MD, US). Phone Conference ID: 220 765 08#. PO 00000 Public Participation: The meeting will be held as a webinar using Microsoft Teams. Any member of the public who wishes to participate in any open sessions of this meeting should click on the link above to join the meeting. It is recommended that attendees should login ten minutes prior to ensure they can properly connect to the meeting. Members of the public should also monitor the NRC’s Public Meeting Schedule at https://www.nrc.gov/pmns/ mtg for any meeting updates. If there are any questions regarding the meeting, persons should contact Mr. Lowman using the information below. Contact Information: Mr. Don Lowman, email: Donald.Lowman@ nrc.gov, telephone: 301–415–5452. Conduct of the Meeting The ACMUI Chair, Darlene F. Metter, M.D., will preside over the meeting. Dr. Metter will conduct the meeting in a manner that will facilitate the orderly conduct of business. The following procedures apply to public participation in the meeting: 1. Persons who wish to provide a written statement should submit an electronic copy to Mr. Lowman using the contact information listed above. All submittals must be received by the close of business on March 28, 2022 and must only pertain to the topics on the agenda. 2. Questions and comments from members of the public will be permitted during the meeting, at the discretion of the ACMUI Chairman. 3. The draft transcript and meeting summary will be available on ACMUI’s website https://www.nrc.gov/readingrm/doc-collections/acmui/meetings/ 2022.html on or about May 17, 2022. 4. Persons who require special services, such as those for the hearing impaired, should notify Mr. Lowman of their planned participation. This meeting will be held in accordance with the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (primarily Section 161a); the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App); and the Commission’s regulations in title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 7. Dated at Rockville, Maryland this 7th day of March, 2022. For the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Russell E. Chazell, Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2022–05047 Filed 3–9–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13765 E:\FR\FM\10MRN1.SGM 10MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 47 (Thursday, March 10, 2022)]
[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 of Availability of Calendar Year 2023 Competitive Grant 
Funds for the Veterans Pro Bono Program

AGENCY: Legal Services Corporation.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) provides grants of 
federally-appropriated funds for civil legal services to low-income 
individuals and families. LSC administers the process of awarding grant 
funds for the Veterans Pro Bono Program to furnish effective, 
efficient, and high-quality pro bono legal services to eligible 
veterans appearing before the United States Court of Appeals for 
Veterans Claims (Court). LSC hereby announces the availability of 
competitive grant funds for the Veterans Pro Bono Program for calendar 
year 2023 and solicits pre-applications from interested parties. The 
exact amount of available funds and the date, terms, and conditions of 
their availability for the calendar year 2023 will be determined 
through the congressional appropriations process for FY 2023. In 2021, 
Congress appropriated $3,286,509.

DATES: The deadline to submit a Pre-Application is Thursday, April 14, 
2022, by 5 p.m. Eastern Time. Pre-Applications must be submitted by 
email to [email protected].

ADDRESSES: Letters of Intent must be submitted electronically to 
[email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anais M. Taboas, Program Counsel, 
Office of Program Performance, Legal Services Corporation, 3333 K 
Street NW, Washington, DC 20007, (202) 295-1617, [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Introduction

    Funds for the Veterans Pro Bono Program are authorized by and 
subject to Public Law 102-229, 105 Stat. 1701, as incorporated by 
reference in subsequent appropriations for the United States Court of 
Appeals for Veterans Claims (Court). That law requires the Court to 
provide the funds to LSC to award grants or contracts for the provision 
of ``legal or other assistance, without charge, to veterans and other 
persons who are unable to afford the cost of legal representation in 
connection with decisions'' of, or other proceedings in, the Court.
    Public Law 102-229 requires this assistance to be provided through 
``a program that furnishes case screening and referral, training and 
education for attorney and related personnel, and encouragement and 
facilitation of pro bono representation by members of the bar and law 
school clinical and other appropriate programs, such as veterans 
service organizations, and through defraying expenses incurred in 
providing representation to such persons[.]''

I. Grant Application Process

A. Eligibility

    LSC seeks proposals from (1) Non-profit organizations that have as 
a purpose the provision of free legal assistance to low-income 
individuals or the provision of free services to veterans; or (2) 
private attorneys or law firms that seek to establish such a non-profit 
for these purposes.

B. Veterans Pro Bono Grant Application Process

    Applicants must first submit a Pre-Application to LSC via email to 
[email protected] by Thursday, April 14, 2022, by 5 p.m. Eastern Time to 
be considered for a grant. After review by LSC staff, LSC's leadership 
decides which applicants will be asked to submit a full application. 
Applicants will be notified of approval to submit a full application by 
early May 2022. Full applications are due to LSC via email to 
[email protected] by 5 p.m. Eastern on July 8, 2022. Once received, full 
applications will undergo a rigorous review by LSC staff and other 
subject matter experts. LSC leadership makes the final decision on 
funding the Veterans Pro Bono Program Grant.

C. Required Pre-Application Content

    The Pre-Application must include the following information:


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    (1) Organization name;
    (2) Organization type (e.g., non-profit or law firm);
    (3) Name and title of primary contact;
    (4) Primary contact mailing address, phone number, and email 
address;
    (5) Names and a brief description of relevant experience of 
principals and key staff;
    (6) Names and a brief description of relevant experience of the 
current governing board;
    (7) Brief description of how your organization will serve 
eligible veterans, dependents, or other persons with proceedings 
before the Court regardless of their location or residence; and
    (8) If the non-profit organization has not yet been established, 
names and a brief description of relevant experience of prospective 
members of a governing board.

    ``Relevant experience'' includes experience with: (a) Veterans 
benefits law; (b) recruiting, training, supervising, and assigning 
cases to volunteer attorneys; (c) practice before the Court or 
supervision of attorneys practicing before the Court; (d) reviewing and 
evaluating veterans benefits cases; and (e) outreach and education for 
veterans and dependents regarding veterans benefits rights and 
procedures.
    The Pre-Application must not exceed seven (7) single-spaced pages 
and must be submitted as a single PDF document.

D. Late or Incomplete Pre-Applications

    LSC may consider a request to submit a Pre-Application after the 
deadline, but only if the Applicant submitted an email to 
[email protected] explaining the circumstances that caused the delay 
before the Pre-Application deadline. Communication with LSC staff is 
not a substitute for sending a formal request and explanation to 
[email protected]. At its discretion, LSC may consider incomplete Pre-
Applications. LSC will determine the admissibility of late or 
incomplete Pre-Application on a case-by-case basis.

E. Additional Information and Guidelines

    Additional guidance and instructions on the Veterans Pro Bono 
Program Pre-Application and Application processes will be available on 
https://lsc.gov/grants/veterans-pro-bono-grant-program.
    The Application, guidelines, content requirements, and specific 
selection criteria will be available the week of May 10, 2022, at 
www.lsc.gov.
    For more information about the current grantee, The Veterans 
Consortium Pro Bono Program, please visit www.vetsprobono.org.
    Authority: 42 U.S.C. 2996g(e).

    Dated: March 4, 2021.
Stefanie Davis,
Senior Associate General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2022-05031 Filed 3-9-22; 8:45 am]
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