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Notice to LSC Grantees of Application Process for Subgranting 2017 Midyear Basic Field Grant Funds
Document Number: 2017-07890
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-19
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, 2017 but before January 1, 2018. 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: 2017-07793
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-17
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Proposed Revisions to the Grant Terms and Conditions (Formerly the LSC Grant Assurances) for Grant Year 2018 Basic Field Grants
Document Number: 2017-06937
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-07
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) intends to revise the Grant Terms and Conditions (formerly the Grant Assurances) for grant year 2018 Basic Field Grants and is soliciting public comment on the proposed changes.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2017-06876
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-05
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Legal Services Corporation Performance Criteria; Request for Comments on Performance Area 4
Document Number: 2017-06681
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-05
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is in the process of revising the Performance Criteria that LSC uses to evaluate the quality of legal assistance provided by its grantees. LSC is seeking comments on the proposed changes to Performance Area 4, ``Effectiveness of governance, leadership, and administration.''
Notice of Solicitation of Proposals for Calendar Year 2018 Basic Field Grant Awards
Document Number: 2017-05633
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-22
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 2018, LSC hereby announces the availability of funds for grants to be made in calendar year 2018 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 2018, have not been determined.
Notice and Request for Comments-LSC Merger of Service Areas in New Jersey
Document Number: 2017-02855
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-13
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) proposes to merge the two service areas that cover the seven counties of the southern region of New Jersey and two counties of the mid-eastern region of the state. Grants for these individual service areas have been awarded to South Jersey Legal Services (SJLS) since 2015. LSC proposes to merge the two service areas into one service area and to award one grant for the new combined service area. Doing so will harmonize the grant structure with the current delivery model.
Income Level for Individuals Eligible for Assistance
Document Number: 2017-02823
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-02-13
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC or the 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).
Fee-Generating Cases
Document Number: 2017-02717
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-02-13
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This proposed rule revises the Legal Services Corporation (LSC or Corporation) regulation regarding fee-generating cases. This proposed rule clarifies the definition of ``fee-generating case,'' clarifies that brief advice is permitted by the regulation, and revises how a recipient accounts for attorneys' fees awards.
Use of Non-LSC Funds, Transfers of LSC Funds, Program Integrity; Subgrants and Membership Fees or Dues; Cost Standards and Procedures
Document Number: 2017-02718
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-02-10
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This final rule revises the Legal Services Corporation's (LSC or Corporation) regulations governing subgrants. LSC published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on April 20, 2015, and a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) on April 26, 2016. This final rule identifies the factors to consider in determining whether an award from an LSC recipient to another organization is a subgrant, establishes a dollar threshold at which recipients must seek LSC's approval to award a subgrant, authorizes recipients to use property or services funded in whole or in part with LSC funds to support a subgrant, and establishes new processes for seeking prior approval of subgrants.
Request for Letters of Intent To Apply for 2017 Technology Initiative Grant Funding
Document Number: 2017-02249
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-03
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 2017 funding from the LSC Technology Initiative Grant program. This notice and application information are posted at http://tinyurl.com/ TIGProcess2017.
Sunshine Act Meeting: Board of Directors and Its Six Committees
Document Number: 2017-01853
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-26
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
On January 19, 2017, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) published a notice in the Federal Register (82 FR 8214) titled ``Board of Directors and its Six Committees will meet on January 26-28, 2017, Eastern Standard Time (EST)''. A correction to change the Board of Directors Open Session Agenda by adding an additional item to the agenda item #3 Approval of minutes of the Board's Open Session telephonic meeting of September 21, 2016; all other items remain consecutively the same. This document changes the notice by revising the Board of Directors Open Session Agenda by adding an additional item to the agenda.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2017-01721
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-24
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Definitions; Cost Standards and Procedures; Purchasing and Property Management
Document Number: 2016-30717
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-21
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (``LSC'') issued a proposed rule in the Federal Register of October 28, 2016 [FR Doc. 2016-25831], concerning proposed amendments to its regulations governing definitions, cost standards and procedures, and purchasing and property management. This notice extends the comment period for 30 days to January 26, 2017.
Procedures for Disclosure of Information Under the Freedom of Information Act
Document Number: 2016-30144
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-16
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is revising its regulation on procedures for disclosure of information under the Freedom of Information Act to implement the statutorily required amendments in the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016. LSC is also making technical changes to improve the structure and clarity of its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulations.
Sunshine Act Meeting: Board of Directors and Operations & Regulations Committee Telephonic Meetings
Document Number: 2016-27918
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-18
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
On November 6, 2016, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) published a notice in the Federal Register (81 FR 80686) titled ``Board of Directors will meet telephonically on November 22, 2016. The meeting will commence at 2:00 Eastern Standard Time (EST). Immediately following the Board of Directors telephonic meeting, the Operations and Regulations Committee will hold a telephonic meeting.'' A correction to change item #2 on the Board of Directors Agenda to read; Consider and act on the Board of Directors' transmittal to accompany the Inspector General's Semiannual Report to Congress for the period of April 1, 2016 through September 30, 2016, all other items remain consecutively the same. This document changes the notice by revising the Board of Directors Agenda by changing item #2 of the agenda to read; Consider and act on the Board of Directors' transmittal to accompany the Inspector General's Semiannual Report to Congress for the period of April 1, 2016 through September 30, 2016
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2016-27659
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-16
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, 2017
Document Number: 2016-26675
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-04
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, 2017.
Procedures for Disclosure of Information Under the Freedom of Information Act
Document Number: 2016-25832
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-31
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is publishing for public comment a proposed final rule to implement the statutorily required amendments in the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016. LSC is also making technical changes to Part 1602 to improve the structure and clarity of its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulations.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2016-26249
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-28
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Definitions; Cost Standards and Procedures; Purchasing and Property Management
Document Number: 2016-25831
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-10-28
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC or Corporation) is issuing this notice of proposed rulemaking to request comment on the Corporation's proposed revisions to its Definitions and Cost Standards and Procedures rules and the creation of a new part from LSC's Property Acquisition and Management Manual (PAMM).
Sunshine Act Meeting: Board of Directors and Its Six Committees
Document Number: 2016-24935
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-13
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
On October 11, 2016, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) published a notice in the Federal Register (81 FR 70136) titled ``Board of Directors and its Six Committees will meet on October 16-18, 2016, Mountain Standard Time (MST)''. The Board of Directors (Closed Session) is scheduled to meet on October 18, 2016, to approved the Board of Directors Closed Session minutes from July 17, 2016. A correction to change the date on item #2 on the Board of Directors Closed Session Agenda to July 19, 2016; all other items remain consecutively the same. The Federal Register Notice Foot Note stating all meeting times are Eastern Standard Time. A correction to change all meeting times to Mountain Standard Time.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2016-24638
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-11
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2016-22489
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-16
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Instructions for Emergency Relief Grants
Document Number: 2016-19801
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-19
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Generally, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) has funds available to help meet the special needs of LSC grantees in areas experiencing emergencies recognized through government declarations. This Notice sets forth instructions for current LSC grantees with such needs affecting their offices or parts of their service area who wish to apply for emergency relief funding when such funds are available. This information is also posted to the LSC Web site at www.lsc.gov.
Final Agricultural Worker Population Estimates for Basic Field-Agricultural Worker/Migrant Grants
Document Number: 2016-18753
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-08
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) announces implementation of new population estimates of agricultural workers that LSC will use for distribution of funds among grants for providing civil legal services to those workers and their dependents (Agricultural Worker Grants, formerly referred to as Migrant Grants). LSC will phase in application of these updated estimates over two years. For all Agricultural Worker Grant service areas, one half of the transition will occur in 2017 and the full changes will occur in 2018. This action takes into consideration public comments received as a result of three notices for public comment LSC published in the Federal Register. 80 FR 5791 (February 3, 2015); 81 FR 6295 (February 5, 2016); and 81 FR 19245 (April 4, 2016). LSC will also obtain updated population estimates of agricultural workers every three years for recalculation on the same statutory cycle as LSC obtains updated poverty-population data from the U.S. Census Bureau for the distribution of LSC's Basic Field Programs appropriation. Future changes in Agricultural Worker Grants based on updated population estimates will be implemented in a single year and not phased in, consistent with how LSC implements changes in the distribution of Basic Field grants. This notice summarizes LSC's development of the final estimates and discusses the revisions LSC made in response to public comment.
Legal Services Corporation Strategic Plan Update 2017-2020; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2016-18478
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-04
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (``LSC'') Board of Directors (``Board'') is in the process of revising the 2012-2016 LSC Strategic Plan (``Plan'') and is seeking comments on the draft 2017-2020 LSC Strategic Plan. The LSC Board previously sought comments on its Plan, including comments on whether the existing goals are appropriate and attainable and whether new goals should be added or substituted. After receiving comments and recommendations from stakeholders, LSC now solicits comments on the proposed revisions to the Plan for 2017-2020.
Sunshine Act Meeting: Board of Directors and Its Six Committees
Document Number: 2016-17081
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-18
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
On July 12, 2016, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) published a notice in the Federal Register (81 FR 45177) titled ``Board of Directors and its Six Committees will meet on July 17-19, 2016, EDT''. The Governance and Performance Review Committee scheduled to meet on July 18, 2016 at 4:00 p.m., EDT, has added another item to the agenda as line item #6; all other items remain consecutively the same. This document changes the notice by revising the Governance and Performance Review Committee agenda by adding another item as line item #6. Changes in the meeting: Governance and Performance Review Committee agenda revised to add the following.
Sunshine Act Meeting: Board of Directors and Its Six Committees
Document Number: 2016-16939
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-15
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
On July 12, 2016, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) published a notice in the Federal Register (81 FR 45177) titled ``Board of Directors and its Six Committees will meet on July 17-19, 2016, EDT''. The Operations and Regulations Committee scheduled to meet on July 18, 2016 at 8:30 a.m., EDT, has added another item to the agenda as line item #3; all other items remain consecutively the same. This document changes the notice by revising the Operations and Regulations Committee agenda by adding another item as line item #3. Changes in the Meeting: Operations and Regulations Committee agenda revised to add the following.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2016-16568
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-12
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2016-16432
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-11
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Notice and Request for Comments-Final Guidelines for Automated Financial-Eligibility Screening
Document Number: 2016-15578
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-01
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation is publishing for public comment a proposed program letter addressing standards for automated systems that LSC grantees might use to gather financial-eligibility information from applicants for legal services and to make financial- eligibility decisions for those applicants.
Sunshine Act Meeting; Notice
Document Number: 2016-15058
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-23
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting: Finance Committee, Postponed
Document Number: 2016-14979
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-23
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
On June 16, 2016, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) published a notice in the Federal Register (81 FR 39278) titled ``Finance Committee Telephonic Meeting on June 22, 2016 at 3:30 p.m., EDT.'' The meeting has been postponed, and the agenda will be covered at a later date. This document announces the postponement of the meeting. Changes in the Meeting: Postponed.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2016-14466
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-17
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (Corporation) published a document in the Federal Register on June 6, 2016, announcing the June 17, 2016 meeting of the Finance Committee of the Corporation's Board of Directors. The document contained an error in one of the agenda items.
Sunshine Act Meeting; Notice
Document Number: 2016-14401
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-16
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2016-13644
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-08
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the Government in the Sunshine Act, that the Operations and Regulations Committee (Committee) of the Board of Directors for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) will hold its third and final Rulemaking Workshop (Workshop) to solicit public input on revisions to LSC's Cost Standards and Procedures and the Property Acquisition and Management Manual (PAMM).
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2016-13404
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-06
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2016-11477
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-13
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2016-11066
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-10
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the Government in the Sunshine Act, that the Operations and Regulations Committee (Committee) of the Board of Directors for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) will hold its second Rulemaking Workshop (Workshop) to solicit public input on revisions to LSC's Cost Standards and Procedures and the Property Acquisition and Management Manual (PAMM).
Extension of Comment Period for Proposed Revisions to the LSC Grant Assurances for Calendar Year 2017 Basic Field Grants
Document Number: 2016-10770
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-09
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (``LSC'') is extending the public comment period for the proposed Grant Assurances for calendar year 2017 Basic Field Grants. The proposed revisions affect Grant Assurances 7, 15, 20, and 22. LSC published the original request for comments in the Federal Register on April 5, 2016, 81 FR 19640 [FR Doc. 2016-07747]. The proposed LSC Grant Assurances for calendar year 2017 Basic Field Grants, in redline format indicating the proposed changes to the current ``LSC 2016 Grant Assurances,'' are available at http:// grants.lsc.gov/sites/default/files/Grants/ReferenceMaterials/ 2017- GrantAssurances-Proposed.pdf. This notice extends the comment period for ten calendar days, from May 5, 2016, to May 16, 2016.
Subgrants and Membership Fees or Dues
Document Number: 2016-09384
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-04-26
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC or Corporation) proposes to revise its regulations governing subgrants to third parties. LSC published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on April 20, 2015, 80 FR 21692. In response to the NPRM, LSC received comments from five organizations. The commenters requested that LSC reconsider some of the proposed changes to the regulations. LSC has considered the comments and now proposes additional revisions to the rules. In this Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM), LSC seeks comments on five proposed revisions to the NPRM.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2016-09098
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-19
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2016-08498
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-12
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the Government in the Sunshine Act, that the Operations and Regulations Committee (Committee) of the Board of Directors for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) will hold a Rulemaking Workshop (Workshop) to solicit public input on revisions to LSC's Cost Standards and Procedures and the Property Acquisition and Management Manual (PAMM).
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2016-08328
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-11
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Proposed Revisions for the LSC Grant Assurances for Calendar Year 2017 Basic Field Grants
Document Number: 2016-07747
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-05
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (``LSC'') intends to revise the LSC Grant Assurances for calendar year 2017 Basic Field Grants and is soliciting public comment on the proposed changes. The proposed revisions affect Grant Assurances 7, 15, 20, and 22. The proposed LSC Grant Assurances for calendar year 2017 Basic Field Grants, in redline format indicating the proposed changes to the current ``LSC 2016 Grant Assurances,'' are available at http://grants.lsc.gov/sites/default/ files/Grants/ReferenceMaterials/2017-GrantAssurances-Proposed .pdf.
Agricultural Worker Population Estimates for Basic Field-Migrant Grants
Document Number: 2016-07526
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-04
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) seeks public comment on alternative estimates of the LSC-eligible agricultural worker population in Michigan. LSC obtained current estimates of LSC-eligible agricultural worker populations from the United States Department of Labor's Employment Training Administration (ETA) for the states, territories, and DC in order to revise LSC's distribution of LSC Basic Field funding between legal services grants for serving (1) the eligible general population and (2) the eligible agricultural worker population. LSC published those estimates for comment and received suggestions for alternative estimates in Michigan. LSC is publishing the alternative Michigan estimates for public comment.
Notice of Funds Availability for Calendar Year 2017 Grant Awards
Document Number: 2016-06712
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
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 funds for calendar year 2017 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 exact amount of congressionally appropriated funds and the date, terms, and conditions of their availability for calendar year 2017 have not been determined.
Compliance Supplement for Audits of LSC Recipients
Document Number: 2016-06451
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (``LSC'') Office of Inspector General (``OIG'') is updating its Compliance Supplement for Audits of LSC Recipients for fiscal years ending April 30, 2016, and thereafter. The revisions primarily affect certain regulatory requirements to be audited pursuant to LSC regulations. In addition, the LSC OIG has included 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.
Sunshine Act Meeting; Institutional Advancement Committee; Correction
Document Number: 2016-06394
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-21
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
On March 17, 2016, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) published a notice in the Federal Register (81 FR 14487) titled ``Institutional Advancement Committee Telephonic Meeting on March 22, 2016 at 10:30 a.m., EDT.'' The meeting commencement time is incorrect. This document corrects the notice by changing the commencement time to 10:00 a.m., EDT.''