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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.''
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2016-06106
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-17
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Cost Standards and Procedures; Property Acquisition and Management Manual
Document Number: 2016-03954
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-02-25
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Operations and Regulations Committee (Committee) of the Board of Directors for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is conducting three rulemaking workshops (Workshops) and is requesting public comments on revising LSC's Cost Standards and Procedures rule, 45 CFR part 1630, and LSC's Property Acquisition and Management Manual (PAMM). The discussions in the Workshops and the other comments received will be considered in connection with rulemaking by LSC. LSC is soliciting expressions of interest in participating as a panelist in the Workshops from LSC grantees and other interested stakeholders with relevant experience, such as other funders of civil legal aid programs.
Income Level for Individuals Eligible for Assistance
Document Number: 2016-02241
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-05
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).
Notice-Agricultural Worker Population Estimates for Basic Field-Migrant Grants
Document Number: 2016-02201
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-05
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
On February 3, 2015, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) published a notice in the Federal Register requesting comment on a proposal to update the agricultural worker population estimates used for determining the amount of Basic Field funds that LSC will distribute through Basic FieldMigrant grants. 80 FR 5791. Based on comments received in response to this notice, LSC has identified three areas for further public input. Specifically, LSC seeks (1) comments on the methodology and data used for estimating the agricultural worker population by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment Training Administration (ETA) considering the additional ETA materials published with this notice; (2) comments on a new estimate of aliens within the agricultural worker population who are eligible for services from LSC grantees based on sexual abuse, domestic violence, trafficking, or other abusive or criminal activities; and (3) submission of available and reliable state- or region-specific, data-based estimates of the population of agricultural workers eligible for LSC-funded services to augment the ETA estimates in individual states or regions. LSC will accept such estimates only if they include the data and methodologies used, including authorship and other relevant information.
Assessing the Goals in the Strategic Plan 2012-2016; Request for Comments; Correction
Document Number: 2016-01845
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-02
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
On January 22, 2016, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) published a notice in the Federal Register (81 FR 3836) titled ``Assessing the Goals in the Strategic Plan 2012-2016; Request for Comments.'' The contact information listed in the Supplementary Information section of the previous notice has an incorrect link to LSC's Strategic Plan. This document corrects the notice by correcting the link to LSC's Strategic Plan with the correct web link.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2016-01515
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-26
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Assessing the Goals in the Strategic Plan 2012-2016; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2016-01221
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-22
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (``LSC'') Board of Directors (``Board'') is in the process of updating LSC's strategic plan for the years 2017-2020. The LSC Board is soliciting comments on the current LSC Strategic Plan 2012-2016 and whether the current goals remain suitable and timely and if new goals should be implemented.
Request for Letters of Intent To Apply for 2016 Pro Bono Innovation Fund Grants
Document Number: 2016-01106
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) issues this Notice describing the conditions under which Letters of Intent to Apply for 2016 funding will be received for the Pro Bono Innovation Fund. On December 18, 2015, Congress provided $4 million for the Pro Bono Innovation Fund through the Consolidated Appropriations Act for 2016.
Request for Letters of Intent To Apply for 2015 Technology Initiative Grant Funding
Document Number: 2016-00941
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-20
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) issues this Notice describing the conditions under which Letters of Intent To Apply for Technology Initiative Grants (TIG) will be received. LSC's TIG program was established in 2000. Since that time, LSC has made 647 grants totaling more than $53 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, management of legal aid organizations and legal aid service delivery.
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