Legal Services Corporation – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2020-10110
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-11
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2020-08046
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-15
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Use of Non-LSC Funds, Transfers of LSC Funds, Program Integrity; Cost Standards and Procedures; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2020-07319
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-14
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (``LSC'') issued a proposed rule in the Federal Register of February 10, 2020, concerning proposed amendments to its regulations governing cost standards and procedures. This notice extends the comment period until May 15, 2020.
Notice of Funding Availability and Request for Proposals for Calendar Year 2021 Basic Field Grant Awards
Document Number: 2020-07178
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-07
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 2021, LSC hereby announces the availability of funding for basic field grants with terms commencing in January 2021. 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 2021, have not yet been determined.
Notice to LSC Grantees of Application Process for Subgranting 2020 Basic Field Grant Funds Midyear
Document Number: 2020-04858
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-10
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 is announcing the submission dates for applications to make subgrants of Basic Field Grant funds starting after March 1, 2020 but before January 1, 2021. LSC is also providing information about where applicants may locate subgrant application forms and directions for providing the information required in the application.
Income Level for Individuals Eligible for Assistance
Document Number: 2020-01824
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-13
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).
Use of Non-LSC Funds, Transfers of LSC Funds, Program Integrity; Cost Standards and Procedures
Document Number: 2020-02511
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-10
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This further notice of proposed rulemaking provides public notice for comment about one substantive change to the Legal Services Corporation's (LSC or Corporation) regulation regarding cost standards at 45 CFR part 1630 that would permit LSC to question and disallow costs in addition to other, already available remedial measures when a recipient uses non-LSC funds in violation of the LSC restrictions that apply to non-LSC funds. This notice is in addition to the notice of proposed rulemaking for 45 CFR part 1610 and 1630 published on August 12, 2019.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2020-01409
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-27
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Pro Bono Innovation Fund Request for Letters of Intent To Apply for 2020 Grant Funding
Document Number: 2019-26499
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-10
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) issues this Notice describing the conditions for submitting Letters of Intent to Apply for 2020 Pro Bono Innovation Fund grants.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2019-25369
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-21
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, 2020
Document Number: 2019-24039
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-04
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, 2020.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2019-22613
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-16
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-19329
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-06
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Funds and Request for Applications for 2019 Disaster Supplemental Grant Funding
Document Number: 2019-17911
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-20
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) issues this Notice describing the application and award process for up to $14,250,000 of grants to support delivery of legal services related to the consequences of Hurricanes Florence, Michael, and Lane; the Typhoons Yutu and Mangkhut; calendar year 2018 wildfires, volcanic eruptions, and earthquakes; and calendar year 2019 tornadoes and floods.
Use of Non-LSC Funds, Transfers of LSC Funds, Program Integrity; Cost Standards and Procedures
Document Number: 2019-16822
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-08-12
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This proposed rulemaking would revise the Legal Services Corporation's (LSC or Corporation) regulations addressing the use of non-LSC funds by LSC recipients and the requirement that recipients maintain program integrity with respect to other entities that engage in LSC-restricted activities, and also providing cost standards for LSC grants and permits LSC to question costs when a recipient uses non-LSC funds in violation of LSC rules. LSC proposes technical and stylistic updates to both rules without any substantive changes.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2019-15671
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-24
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2019-15020
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-15
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2019-14515
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-08
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2019-11196
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-28
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-09918
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-13
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Notice to LSC Grantees of Application Process for Subgranting 2020 Basic Field Funds
Document Number: 2019-08096
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-23
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 for subgrants of 2020 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.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2019-06170
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-29
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Solicitation of Proposals for Calendar Year 2020 Basic Field Grant Awards
Document Number: 2019-04461
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-12
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 2020, LSC hereby announces the availability of funds for grants to be made in calendar year 2020 and is soliciting grant proposals 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 2020, have not been determined.
Notice to LSC Grantees of Application Process for Midyear Subgrants of 2019 Basic Field Grant Funds
Document Number: 2019-03168
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-25
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 for subgrants of Basic Field Grant funds starting after March 1, 2019 but before January 1, 2020. 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.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-02836
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-19
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Governing Bodies
Document Number: 2019-00896
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-04
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is adopting a final rule amending its regulation related to recipient governing bodies. This final rule changes two requirements and gives increased flexibility to recipient governing bodies in how they recruit, appoint, and retain client-eligible members. First, LSC is revising the definition of the term eligible client to remove the requirement that a client-eligible board member be financially eligible at the time of reappointment to a governing body. Second, LSC is eliminating the requirement that client- eligible members be appointed by outside groups. The final rule gives each recipient governing body the discretion to continue applying these provisions if it wishes but eliminates the requirement to do so.
Income Level for Individuals Eligible for Assistance
Document Number: 2019-00889
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-04
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).
Request for Letters of Intent To Apply for 2019 Pro Bono Innovation Fund Grants
Document Number: 2018-25557
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-23
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) issues this Notice describing the conditions for submitting a Letters of Intent (LOI) to Apply for 2019 Pro Bono Innovation Fund grants. This notice and application information are posted at www.lsc.gov/pbifgrants.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2018-25334
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-19
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Intent To Award-Grant Awards for the Provision of Civil Legal Services to Eligible Low-Income Clients Beginning January 1, 2019; Correction
Document Number: 2018-24010
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-02
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) published a notice in the Federal Register on October 26, 2018 (83 FR 54148) announcing the estimated amounts of Basic Field Grants for 2019. The document incorrectly stated the basis for the estimates as the amounts awarded for Basic Field Grants in 2018.
Notice of Intent to Award-Grant Awards for the Provision of Civil Legal Services to Eligible Low-Income Clients Beginning January 1, 2019
Document Number: 2018-23406
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-26
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) hereby announces its intention to award grants to provide economical and effective delivery of high quality civil legal services to eligible low-income clients, beginning January 1, 2019.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2018-22190
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-10
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Governing Bodies
Document Number: 2018-16765
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-06
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This proposed rule revises the Legal Services Corporation (LSC or Corporation) regulation regarding recipient governing bodies. LSC is proposing two revisions to give recipient governing bodies flexibility in how they recruit, appoint, and retain client eligible members while remaining faithful to the LSC Act's requirement to appoint client- eligible board members who may also represent associations or organizations of eligible clients. First, LSC proposes to revise the definition of the term eligible client to remove the requirement that a client-eligible board member must be financially eligible ``at the time of appointment to each term of office'' (emphasis added). Second, LSC proposes to eliminate the requirement that client-eligible members be appointed by outside groups.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2018-15175
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-16
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2018-13920
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-27
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2018-12563
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-11
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2018-12119
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-05
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Notice to LSC Grantees of Application Process for Subgranting Disaster Relief Grant Funds for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and the 2017 California Wildfires
Document Number: 2018-11231
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-25
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 LSC 2017 Hurricanes and California Wildfires 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.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2018-10176
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-11
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Funds and Request for Applications for 2017 Hurricanes and Wildfires Disaster-Response Legal Services Grants
Document Number: 2018-09881
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-09
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) issues this Notice describing the application and award process for up to $14,250,000 of grants to support delivery of legal services related to the consequences of all cyclone and hurricane stages of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and of the calendar year 2017 California wildfires.
Notice to LSC Grantees of Application Process for Midyear Subgrants of 2018 Basic Field Grant Funds
Document Number: 2018-08710
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-26
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 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.
Notice to LSC Grantees of Application Process for Subgranting 2019 Basic Field Funds
Document Number: 2018-08709
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-26
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 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.
Requests for Documents and Testimony
Document Number: 2018-07964
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-18
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This final rule governs subpoenas and requests for LSC documents and testimony by non-federal litigants in cases in which LSC is not a party. This rule provides the public with guidance on where to send requests and establishes procedures by which those requests will be processed.
State Advisory Councils
Document Number: 2018-07963
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-17
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This final rule removes the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) regulation on state advisory councils. LSC believes this action is appropriate because the state advisory councils are no longer active and their oversight functions have been replaced adequately by other offices and processes established since the regulation was promulgated. Executive Orders 13563, ``Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review,'' and 13771, ``Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs,'' direct agencies to review their existing regulations and repeal or revise any that are obsolete or unnecessarily burdensome. Although LSC is not an agency of the Federal government subject to either Executive order, LSC regularly reviews its regulations and has determined that this regulation can be eliminated.
Sunshine Act Meeting: Board of Directors and Its Six Committees
Document Number: 2018-07162
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-06
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
On April 2, 2018, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) published a notice in the Federal Register (83 FR 14060) titled ``Board of Directors and its Six Committees will meet on April 8-10, 2018, Eastern Standard Time (EST)''. A correction to change the Audit Committee Open Session Agenda scheduled for Monday, April 9, 2018 by moving item #6 (Pursuant to Section VIII(A)(6) of the Committee Charter, review and discuss with LSC Management assessment regarding financial business processes) to the Close Session Agenda; all other items remain consecutively the same. This document changes the notice by revising the Audit Committee Open Session Agenda by moving item #6 to the Close Session of the Agenda.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2018-06782
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-02
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Revisions to Performance Area Four of LSC's Performance Criteria
Document Number: 2018-06532
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-02
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
To provide grantees with the most effective guidance, in 2018 the Legal Services Corporation revised Performance Area Four to refine and expand the areas of inquiry to focus on those criteria for which LSC has found the most deficiencies, particularly Criteria 1 (Board Governance), 4 (Financial Administration), and 7 (General Resource Development). The 2018 revisions codify the work of LSC staff with numerous grantees and provide evidence-based guidance to recipients on how to run a high-performing nonprofit organization.
Notice of Solicitation of Proposals for Calendar Year 2019 Basic Field Grant Awards
Document Number: 2018-04724
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-09
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 2019, LSC hereby announces the availability of funds for grants to be made in calendar year 2019 and is soliciting grant proposals 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 2019, have not been determined.
Request for Letters of Intent To Apply for 2018 Technology Initiative Grant Funding
Document Number: 2018-02435
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-07
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) issues this Notice describing the process for submission of Letters of Intent to Apply for 2018 funding from the LSC Technology Initiative Grant program. This notice and application information are posted at: https://www.lsc.gov/ grants-grantee-resources/our-grant-programs/tig.
State Advisory Councils
Document Number: 2018-01733
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-02-01
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This proposed rulemaking would remove the Legal Services Corporation's (LSC) regulation on state advisory councils. LSC believes this action is appropriate because the state advisory councils are no longer active and their oversight functions have been replaced adequately by other offices and processes established by Congress or LSC. Executive Orders 13563, ``Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review,'' and 13771, ``Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs,'' direct agencies to review their existing regulations and repeal or revise any that are obsolete or unnecessarily burdensome. Although LSC is not an agency of the Federal government subject to either executive order, LSC regularly reviews its regulations and has determined that this regulation can be eliminated.