Legal Services Corporation 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Proposed Revisions to the Compliance Supplement for Audits of LSC Recipients for Fiscal Years Ending 12/31/15 and Thereafter
Document Number: 2015-32433
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-24
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation Office of Inspector General (``LSC OIG'') issued a notice requesting comments on proposed changes to the Compliance Supplement for Audits of LSC Recipients in the Federal Register of December 4, 2015 [FR Doc. 2015-30643]. LSC OIG requested comments within 30 days of the date of publication, or by January 4, 2016. This notice extends the comment period to January 15, 2016.
Outside Practice of Law; Fee-Generating Cases; Financial Eligibility; Private Attorney Involvement; Restrictions on Legal Assistance to Aliens; Timekeeping Requirement
Document Number: 2015-30643
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-12-04
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (``LSC'') Office of Inspector General (``OIG'') intends to revise the Compliance Supplement for Audits of LSC Recipients for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2015, and thereafter and is soliciting public comment on the proposed changes. The proposed revisions primarily affect certain regulatory requirements to be audited pursuant to LSC regulations. In addition, the LSC OIG is proposing to include for audit certain regulatory requirements which impact recipient staff's involvement in the outside practice of law. Finally, suggested audit procedures for several regulations have been updated and revised for clarification and simplification purposes.
Notice of Intent To Award-Grant Awards for the Provision of Civil Legal Services to Eligible Low-Income Clients in February 2016
Document Number: 2015-28812
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-13
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 in southeastern Michigan in February 2016.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2015-28819
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-12
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, 2016
Document Number: 2015-27140
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-26
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) hereby announces its intention to award grants and contracts to provide economical and effective delivery of high quality civil legal services to eligible low-income clients, beginning January 1, 2016.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2015-26368
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-15
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Cost Standards and Procedures; Property Acquisition and Management Manual
Document Number: 2015-25735
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-10-09
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC or the Corporation) is issuing this advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) to request comment on the Corporation's considerations for revising 45 CFR part 1630 and the Property Acquisition and Management Manual (PAMM). The Corporation has chosen to address both part 1630 and the PAMM in a single rulemaking due to the level of similarity and overlap between them, particularly with regard to the provisions governing real and personal property acquisition and prior approval procedures. This ANPRM seeks input and recommendations on how to address most effectively those provisions of part 1630 and the PAMM that impact LSC's ability to promote clarity, efficiency, and accountability in its grant-making and grants oversight practices.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2015-24563
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-25
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Availability of Calendar Year 2016 Competitive Grant Funds
Document Number: 2015-24022
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-22
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 reopening the competitive bidding process for FY 2016 funding for service area MI-13 in Michigan. Service area MI-13 is comprised of Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne Counties in Michigan. LSC is soliciting grant proposals from interested parties who are qualified to provide effective, efficient, and high quality civil legal services to the eligible client population in service area MI-13. While the exact amount of congressionally appropriated funds and the date and terms of availability for calendar year 2016 are not known yet, LSC anticipates that the funding amount will be similar to calendar year 2015 funding, which is $4,368,810.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2015-17177
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-13
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2015-16449
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-02
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2015-16164
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-30
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting; Notice: Cancellation
Document Number: 2015-15801
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-25
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2015-14998
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-17
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2015-14130
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-09
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Use of Non-LSC Funds, Transfer of LSC Funds, Program Integrity; Subgrants and Membership Fees or Dues; Cost Standards and Procedures-Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2015-12371
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-05-22
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (``LSC'') issued a proposed rule in the Federal Register of April 20, 2015, concerning proposed amendments to its regulations governing transfers of LSC funds, subgrants to third parties, and cost standards and procedures. This notice extends the comment period for 21 days, to June 10, 2015.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2015-11739
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-14
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Application of Federal Law to LSC Recipients
Document Number: 2015-08974
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-20
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This final rule updates the Legal Services Corporation (LSC or Corporation) regulation on the application of Federal law to LSC recipients. The FY 1996 appropriations act (incorporated in LSC's appropriations by reference annually thereafter) subjects LSC recipients and its employees and board members to Federal law relating to the proper use of Federal funds. This final rule provides recipients with notice of the applicable Federal laws each recipient and its employees and board members must agree to be subject to under this rule, the consequences of a violation of an applicable Federal law, and where LSC will maintain the list of applicable laws.
Use of Non-LSC Funds, Transfer of LSC Funds, Program Integrity; Subgrants and Membership Fees or Dues; Cost Standards and Procedures
Document Number: 2015-08951
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-04-20
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This proposed rule revises the Legal Services Corporation (LSC or Corporation) regulations governing transfers of LSC funds, subgrants to third parties, and cost standards and procedures.
Recipient Fund Balances
Document Number: 2015-08948
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-04-20
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This proposed rule would revise the Legal Services Corporation (LSC or Corporation) regulation on recipient fund balances to provide the Corporation with more discretion to grant a recipient's request for a waiver to retain a fund balance in excess of 25% of its annual LSC support. This proposed rule would also provide that recipients that face extraordinary and compelling circumstances may submit a waiver request to retain a fund balance in excess of 25% of their annual LSC support prior to the submission of their annual audited financial statements.
Notice of Proposed Revisions for the LSC Grant Assurances for Calendar Year 2016 Funding
Document Number: 2015-08853
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-17
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (``LSC'') intends to revise the LSC Grant Assurances for calendar year 2016 funding and is soliciting public comment on the proposed changes. The proposed revisions affect Grant Assurances 2, 14, 16, and 17. In addition, LSC is proposing one new Grant Assurance, which requires LSC recipients to have a whistleblower protection policy and a conflicts of interest policy. The proposed LSC grant assurances for calendar year 2016 funding, in redline format indicating the proposed changes to the current ``LSC 2015 Grant Assurances,'' are available at http://grants.lsc.gov/sites/ default/files/Grants/ReferenceMaterials/2016-GrantAssurances- Proposed.pdf.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2015-08019
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-07
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Availability of Calendar Year 2016 Competitive Grant Funds.
Document Number: 2015-06980
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-27
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 availability of competitive grant funds for calendar year 2016 and solicits 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 exact amount of congressionally appropriated funds and the date, terms, and conditions of their availability for calendar year 2016 have not been determined.
Extension of Comment Period for Agricultural Worker Population Data for Basic Field-Migrant Grants
Document Number: 2015-06286
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-19
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) published in the Federal Register on February 3, 2015, a notice for comment regarding new data from the U.S. Department of Labor regarding agricultural workers and their dependents. LSC is extending the public comment period from March 20 to April 20, 2015, in response to requests for additional time and data.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2015-04129
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-26
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2015-03547
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-20
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Request for Letters of Intent To Apply for 2015 Technology Initiative Grant Funding
Document Number: 2015-03159
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-17
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is issuing this Notice to describe the conditions under which Letters of Intent will be received for the Technology Initiative Grant (TIG) program. LSC's TIG program was established in 2000. Since that time, LSC has made 570 grants totaling more than $46 million. This grant program provides an important tool to help achieve LSC's goal of increasing the quantity and quality of legal services available to eligible persons. Projects funded under the TIG program develop, test and replicate innovative technologies that can enable grant recipients and state justice communities to improve low-income persons' access to high quality legal assistance through an integrated and well managed technology system. When submitting Letters of Intent, applicants should consider the growth and continued development of technology and the resulting effects on the practice of law, program management and service delivery.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2015-03112
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-13
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Request for Comments-Agricultural Worker Population Data for Basic Field-Migrant Grants
Document Number: 2015-02029
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-03
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) provides special population grants to effectively and efficiently fund civil legal aid services to address the legal needs of agricultural workers and their dependents through grants entitled ``Basic FieldMigrant.'' The funding for these grants is based on data regarding the eligible client population to be served. LSC has obtained from the U.S. Department of Labor new data regarding this population that are more current than the data LSC has been using and that better reflect the population to be served. LSC seeks comments on a proposal to (1) use the new data for grants beginning in January 2016, (2) phase in the funding changes to provide intermediate funding halfway between the old and new levels for 2016 and to fully implement the new levels for 2017, and (3) update the data every three years on the same cycle as LSC updates poverty population data from the U.S. Census Bureau for the distribution of LSC's Basic FieldGeneral grants.
Application of Federal Law to LSC Recipients
Document Number: 2015-01893
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-02-03
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This proposed rule updates the Legal Services Corporation (LSC or Corporation) regulation on the application of Federal law to LSC recipients. The FY 1996 appropriations act (incorporated in LSC's appropriations by reference annually thereafter) subjects LSC recipients to Federal law relating to the proper use of Federal funds. This proposed rule will provide recipients with notice of the applicable Federal laws each recipient must agree to be subject to under this rule, the consequences of a violation of an applicable Federal law, and where LSC will maintain the list of applicable laws.
Income Level for Individuals Eligible for Assistance
Document Number: 2015-01892
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-02-02
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (Corporation) 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 Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Notice of Availability of Funding for Pro Bono Innovation Fund Grants and Letter of Intent to Apply Process
Document Number: 2015-00981
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-22
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) provides grants of federally-appropriated funds for civil legal services to low-income individuals and families. LSC is making available up to $3.8 million for Pro Bono Innovation Fund grants commencing in October 2015. Current recipients of LSC funding may submit a Letter of Intent to Apply for these funds.
Notice of Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2015-00882
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-20
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions