Legal Services Corporation – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2024-15389
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-07-12
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2024-14644
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-07-02
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2024-13335
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-06-17
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2024-12158
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-06-03
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2024-10437
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-10
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2024-09068
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-04-26
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Governing Bodies; Correction
Document Number: 2024-08151
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-04-17
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This document corrects the preamble to a proposed rule published in the Federal Register of April 12, 2024, regarding the requirements applicable to Legal Services Corporation (LSC) grant recipients' governing bodies. This correction provides the addresses to which comments on the proposed rule may be sent.
Governing Bodies
Document Number: 2024-07762
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-04-12
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation's (LSC) FY 2024 appropriation enacted on March 9, 2024, included language that lowered the proportion of attorneys required to serve on the governing bodies of LSC grant recipients from 60% to 33%, and eliminated the requirement that bar associations appoint the majority of attorneys. LSC is revising its regulation pertaining to recipient governing bodies to be consistent with this directive from Congress.
Restriction on Solicitation
Document Number: 2024-07761
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-04-12
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This final rule revises the Legal Services Corporation's (LSC or Corporation) regulation prohibiting solicitation of clients. LSC adds definitions for the terms "communicate" and "communication," revises the existing text to make language more active, and clarifies how recipients may interact with client-eligible individuals. The main goal of these revisions is to formalize the interpretations of LSC's rule on solicitation that the Office of Legal Affairs (OLA) has issued over the past several years, making clear that recipients may inform client-eligible individuals about their rights and responsibilities and provide them with information about the recipients' intake processes, as well as how recipients may relay that information without violating either LSC's Fiscal Year 1996 appropriations statute or the rule prohibiting solicitation.
Notice to LSC Grantees of Application Process for Making 2024 Mid-Year and 2025 Basic Field Grant Subgrants
Document Number: 2024-06711
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-29
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is the national organization charged with administering Federal funds provided for civil legal services to low-income households. LSC hereby announces the submission dates for applications to make 2024 mid-year and 2025 Basic Field Grant subgrants. LSC is also providing information about where applicants may locate subgrant application questions and directions for providing the information required to apply for a subgrant.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2024-05902
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-19
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Funding Availability and Request for Proposals for Calendar Year 2025 Basic Field Grant Awards
Document Number: 2024-05430
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-14
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is a federally established and funded organization that funds civil legal aid organizations across the country and in the U.S. territories. Its mission is to expand access to justice by funding high-quality legal representation for low-income people in civil matters. In anticipation of a congressional appropriation to LSC for Fiscal Year 2025, LSC hereby announces the availability of funding for basic field grants with terms commencing in January 2025. LSC will publish a Request for Proposals (RFP) and seeks applications from interested parties who are qualified to provide effective, efficient, and high-quality civil legal services to eligible clients in the service area(s) of the states and territories identified below. The availability and the exact amount of congressionally appropriated funds, as well as the date, terms, and conditions of funds available for grants for calendar year 2025, have not yet been determined.
Client Grievance Procedures and Prohibition Against Discrimination on the Basis of Disability: Request for Information
Document Number: 2024-03867
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-02-29
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is requesting public input on proposed revisions to regulations related to client grievance procedures and prohibition of discrimination based on disability, respectively. LSC is considering expanding the regulations' scope to require grantees to establish grievance procedures for board members and ensure they are afforded disability protections. The main purpose of these proposals would be to give board members the same protections under the regulations as applicants for legal assistance, clients, and grantee employees.
Income Level for Individuals Eligible for Assistance; Correction
Document Number: 2024-02017
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-02-02
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on January 24, 2024. That document contained a chart listing an incorrect income level for 125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines for a household of two in the 48 contiguous states and DC This document corrects the income representing 125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines for a household of two in the 48 contiguous States and DC.
Income Level for Individuals Eligible for Assistance
Document Number: 2024-01311
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-01-24
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is required by law to establish maximum income levels for individuals eligible for legal assistance. This document updates the specified income levels to reflect the annual amendments to the Federal Poverty Guidelines issued by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Notice of Availability of Calendar Year 2024 Competitive Grant Funds for the Technology Initiative Grant Program
Document Number: 2024-01205
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-23
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) issues this Notice describing the conditions for submitting a pre-application for 2024 Technology Initiative Grants (TIGs), and for applying under TIG categories that do not require pre-applications.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2024-00836
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-17
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Pro Bono Innovation Fund Process for Submitting Pre-Applications for 2024 Grants
Document Number: 2023-25550
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-11-20
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) issues this Notice describing the conditions for submitting a Pre-Application for 2024 Pro Bono Innovation Fund grants.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2023-25645
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-11-17
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Intent To Award-Grant Awards for the Delivery of Civil Legal Services to Eligible Low-Income Clients Beginning January 1, 2024
Document Number: 2023-24129
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-11-01
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) hereby announces its intention to award grants to provide effective and efficient delivery of high-quality civil legal services to eligible low-income clients, starting January 1, 2024.
Restriction on Solicitation
Document Number: 2023-23568
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2023-10-25
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This proposed rule revises the Legal Services Corporation (LSC or Corporation) regulation prohibiting solicitation of clients. LSC proposes to add definitions for ``communicate'' and ``communication,'' revise the existing text to make language more active, and clarify how recipients may interact with client-eligible individuals. The main goal of these revisions is to formalize the interpretations that the Office of Legal Affairs has issued over the past several years, making clear that recipients may inform client eligible individuals about their rights and responsibilities and provide them with information about the recipient's intake process, as well as how recipients may relay that information without violating either LSC's Fiscal Year 1996 appropriations statute or LSC's regulations.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2023-21912
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-10-03
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Notice to LSC Grantees of Application Process for Subgranting Special Grant Funds
Document Number: 2023-20413
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-09-21
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
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 to make subgrants of its Special Grant funds. LSC is also providing information about where applicants may locate subgrant application questions and directions for providing the information required to apply for a subgrant.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2023-15370
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-07-19
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2023-14190
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-07-03
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2023-11961
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-06-05
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2023-11958
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-06-05
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Issuance of Updated Audit Guide for Recipients and Auditors and Appendices for Audits of Legal Services Corporation Recipients
Document Number: 2023-10574
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-05-19
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) Office of Inspector General (OIG) updated its Audit Guide for Recipients and Auditors, (LSC OIG Audit Guide), the Compliance Supplement (Appendix A), and Appendices B-E. The Audit Guide must be used for audits for fiscal years ending September 30, 2023, and thereafter. The LSC OIG Audit Guide was published in December 1996 and is outdated. Aside from one Audit Bulletin issued in 1997, it has not been updated since. Appendix A, Compliance Supplement for Audits of LSC Recipients was updated in April 2016. The LSC OIG Audit Guide and appendices required revisions to incorporate changes to LSC regulations, auditing standards, and other guidelines that have changed. The changes are to enhance clarity in guidance and suggested audit procedures.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2023-10365
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-05-15
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Change of Service Areas and Request for Proposals for Calendar Year 2024 Basic Field Grant Awards
Document Number: 2023-08315
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-04-20
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) hereby announces a change to the available service areas for the Request for Proposals for Calendar Year 2024 Basic Field Grant Awards. Two service areas in Pennsylvania will be combined and applications will be accepted for the new, combined service area with new deadlines.
Notice to LSC Grantees of Application Process for Making 2023 Mid-Year and 2024 Basic Field Fund Subgrants
Document Number: 2023-07596
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-04-11
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
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 to make 2023 mid-year and 2024 Basic Field Grant fund subgrants. LSC is also providing information about where applicants may locate subgrant application questions and directions for providing the information required to apply for a subgrant.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2023-05872
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-03-21
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2023-05848
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-03-21
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Legal Services Corporation Technology Baselines; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2023-05594
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-03-20
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) seeks public comment on draft revisions to its Technology Baselines: Technologies that Should Be in Place in a Legal Office Today (Baselines). The Baselines address the use of technology in providing high-quality legal services to clients. They provide guidance for LSC grantees and a resource for LSC during reviews of grantees' program quality. They are not minimum requirements. LSC last updated the Baselines in 2015.
Notice of Availability of 2022 Disaster Supplemental Project and Incurred Costs Grants
Document Number: 2023-05626
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-03-20
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) issues this Notice describing the application and award process for up to $19,000,000 in grants to support the delivery of legal services related to the consequences of hurricanes, flooding, wildfires, severe storms, and other extreme weather that occurred in calendar year 2022.
Notice of Funding Availability and Request for Proposals for Calendar Year 2024 Basic Field Grant Awards
Document Number: 2023-05203
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-03-14
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is a federally established and funded organization that funds civil legal aid organizations across the country and in the U.S. territories. Its mission is to expand access to justice by funding high-quality legal representation for low-income people in civil matters. In anticipation of a congressional appropriation to LSC for Fiscal Year 2024, LSC hereby announces the availability of funding for basic field grants with terms commencing in January 2024. LSC will publish a Request for Proposals (RFP) and seeks applications from interested parties who are qualified to provide effective, efficient, and high-quality civil legal services to eligible clients in the service area(s) of the states and territories identified below. The availability and the exact amount of congressionally appropriated funds, as well as the date, terms, and conditions of funds available for grants for calendar year 2024 have not yet been determined.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2023-04916
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-03-09
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2023-03923
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-02-24
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2023-03081
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-02-13
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Income Level for Individuals Eligible for Assistance
Document Number: 2023-02179
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-02-02
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is required by law to establish maximum income levels for individuals eligible for legal assistance. This document updates the specified income levels to reflect the annual amendments to the Federal Poverty Guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2023-01132
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-01-20
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Availability of Calendar Year 2023 Competitive Grant Funds for the Technology Initiative Grant Program
Document Number: 2023-00910
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-01-19
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) issues this Notice describing the conditions for submitting a pre-application for 2023 Technology Initiative Grants (TIGs), and for applying under TIG categories that do not require pre-applications. Pre-Applications must be submitted electronically via LSC's unified grants management system, GrantEase.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2023-00674
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-01-13
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Proposed Revisions to the Audit Guide for Recipients and Auditors, the Compliance Supplement (Appendix A), and Appendices B-E
Document Number: 2022-26523
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-12-07
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) Office of Inspector General (OIG) drafted revisions to its Audit Guide for Recipients and Auditors, (Audit Guide), the Compliance Supplement (Appendix A) and Appendices B-E. LSC OIG seeks comments on the draft Audit Guide, the draft Compliance Supplement (Appendix A), and Appendices B-E.
Pro Bono Innovation Fund Process for Submitting Pre-Applications for 2023 Grants
Document Number: 2022-25198
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-11-18
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) issues this Notice describing the conditions for submitting a Pre-Application for 2023 Pro Bono Innovation Fund grants.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2022-24681
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-11-10
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Intent To Award-Grant Awards for the Delivery of Civil Legal Services to Eligible Low-Income Clients Beginning January 1, 2023
Document Number: 2022-24261
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-11-08
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) hereby announces its intention to award grants to provide effective and efficient delivery of high-quality civil legal services to eligible low-income clients, starting January 1, 2023.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2022-22452
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-10-14
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2022-21032
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-27
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2022-20201
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-16
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
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