Pro Bono Innovation Fund Process for Submitting Pre-Applications for 2024 Grants
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) issues this Notice describing the conditions for submitting a Pre-Application for 2024 Pro Bono Innovation Fund grants.
Notice of Intent To Award-Grant Awards for the Delivery of Civil Legal Services to Eligible Low-Income Clients Beginning January 1, 2024
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
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.
Notice to LSC Grantees of Application Process for Subgranting Special Grant Funds
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.
Issuance of Updated Audit Guide for Recipients and Auditors and Appendices for Audits of Legal Services Corporation Recipients
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 The LSC OIG Audit Guide was published in December 1996 and is outdated.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.
Notice of Change of Service Areas and Request for Proposals for Calendar Year 2024 Basic Field Grant Awards
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
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.
Legal Services Corporation Technology Baselines; Request for Comments
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
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
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.
Income Level for Individuals Eligible for Assistance
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 2023 Competitive Grant Funds for the Technology Initiative Grant Program
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.