Use of Non-LSC Funds, Transfers of LSC Funds, Program Integrity; Cost Standards and Procedures; Extension of Comment Period
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
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
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
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
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.