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Notice to LSC Grantees of Application Process for Subgranting 2019 Basic Field Funds
Document Number: 2018-08709
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-26
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 2018 Basic Field Grant funds. 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.
Requests for Documents and Testimony
Document Number: 2018-07964
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-18
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This final rule governs subpoenas and requests for LSC documents and testimony by non-federal litigants in cases in which LSC is not a party. This rule provides the public with guidance on where to send requests and establishes procedures by which those requests will be processed.
State Advisory Councils
Document Number: 2018-07963
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-17
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This final rule removes the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) regulation on state advisory councils. LSC believes this action is appropriate because the state advisory councils are no longer active and their oversight functions have been replaced adequately by other offices and processes established since the regulation was promulgated. Executive Orders 13563, ``Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review,'' and 13771, ``Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs,'' direct agencies to review their existing regulations and repeal or revise any that are obsolete or unnecessarily burdensome. Although LSC is not an agency of the Federal government subject to either Executive order, LSC regularly reviews its regulations and has determined that this regulation can be eliminated.
Sunshine Act Meeting: Board of Directors and Its Six Committees
Document Number: 2018-07162
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-06
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
On April 2, 2018, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) published a notice in the Federal Register (83 FR 14060) titled ``Board of Directors and its Six Committees will meet on April 8-10, 2018, Eastern Standard Time (EST)''. A correction to change the Audit Committee Open Session Agenda scheduled for Monday, April 9, 2018 by moving item #6 (Pursuant to Section VIII(A)(6) of the Committee Charter, review and discuss with LSC Management assessment regarding financial business processes) to the Close Session Agenda; all other items remain consecutively the same. This document changes the notice by revising the Audit Committee Open Session Agenda by moving item #6 to the Close Session of the Agenda.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2018-06782
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-02
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Revisions to Performance Area Four of LSC's Performance Criteria
Document Number: 2018-06532
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-02
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
To provide grantees with the most effective guidance, in 2018 the Legal Services Corporation revised Performance Area Four to refine and expand the areas of inquiry to focus on those criteria for which LSC has found the most deficiencies, particularly Criteria 1 (Board Governance), 4 (Financial Administration), and 7 (General Resource Development). The 2018 revisions codify the work of LSC staff with numerous grantees and provide evidence-based guidance to recipients on how to run a high-performing nonprofit organization.
Notice of Solicitation of Proposals for Calendar Year 2019 Basic Field Grant Awards
Document Number: 2018-04724
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-09
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 2019, LSC hereby announces the availability of funds for grants to be made in calendar year 2019 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 2019, have not been determined.
Request for Letters of Intent To Apply for 2018 Technology Initiative Grant Funding
Document Number: 2018-02435
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-07
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 2018 funding from the LSC Technology Initiative Grant program. This notice and application information are posted at: https://www.lsc.gov/ grants-grantee-resources/our-grant-programs/tig.
State Advisory Councils
Document Number: 2018-01733
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-02-01
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This proposed rulemaking would remove the Legal Services Corporation's (LSC) regulation on state advisory councils. LSC believes this action is appropriate because the state advisory councils are no longer active and their oversight functions have been replaced adequately by other offices and processes established by Congress or LSC. Executive Orders 13563, ``Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review,'' and 13771, ``Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs,'' direct agencies to review their existing regulations and repeal or revise any that are obsolete or unnecessarily burdensome. Although LSC is not an agency of the Federal government subject to either executive order, LSC regularly reviews its regulations and has determined that this regulation can be eliminated.
Requests for Documents and Testimony
Document Number: 2018-01731
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-02-01
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) proposes to create a rule governing subpoenas and requests for LSC documents and testimony by non-federal litigants in cases in which LSC is not a party. Currently, LSC has no internal or external procedures in place to process such requests. This rule provides the public with guidance on where to send requests and establishes procedures by which those requests will be processed.
Income Level for Individuals Eligible for Assistance
Document Number: 2018-01138
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-23
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
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).
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2018-00698
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-16
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Solicitation of Proposals for Calendar Year 2018 Basic Field Grant Awards
Document Number: 2017-27864
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-27
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 that it is reopening the basic field grants solicitation for calendar year 2018 funding for service area GU- 1 in Guam. 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 living in Guam. 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. LSC anticipates that the funding amount will be similar to current funding, which is $242,838.
Request for Letters of Intent To Apply for 2018 Pro Bono Innovation Fund Grants
Document Number: 2017-26274
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-06
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) issues this Notice describing the conditions for submitting Letters of Intent to Apply for 2018 Pro Bono Innovation Fund grants. On May 15, 2017, Congress provided $4 million for the Pro Bono Innovation Fund through the Consolidated Appropriations Act for 2017.
Cost Standards and Procedures; Purchasing and Property Management; Correction
Document Number: 2017-25035
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-20
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on August 10, 2017. LSC's Property Acquisition and Management Manual (PAMM) and its cost standards rule required grantees to seek approval prior to making any real estate purchase with LSC funds, regardless of the purchase price. The final rule's language describing this longstanding policy was incorrect. This document corrects the language to remain consistent with LSC's current policy. The document also contained an incorrect cross-reference to another section. This document corrects the final rule by revising that cross-reference.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-24844
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-15
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, 2018
Document Number: 2017-23299
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-26
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, 2018.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2017-21261
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Notice to LSC Grantees of Application Process for Subgranting 2017-2018 Pro Bono Innovation Fund and Technology Initiative Grant Funds
Document Number: 2017-20865
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-29
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) announces the submission dates for applications for subgrants under its Technology Initiative Grants and its Pro Bono Innovation Fund grants starting after October 30, 2017. LSC is also providing information about the location of subgrant application forms and directions.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2017-18528
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-30
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2017-18023
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-24
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting: Finance Committee. Postponed
Document Number: 2017-17916
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-23
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
On August 15, 2017, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) published a notice in the Federal Register (82 FR 38712) titled ``Finance Committee Telephonic Meeting on August 21, 2017 at 12:00 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.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-17300
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-15
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Definitions; Cost Standards and Procedures; Purchasing and Property Management
Document Number: 2017-16764
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-10
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This final rule revises the Legal Services Corporation (LSC or Corporation) regulation on Definitions and Cost Standards and Procedures and creates a new part from LSC's Property Acquisition and Management Manual (PAMM).
Bonding Requirements for Recipients
Document Number: 2017-16765
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-09
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This final rule revises the Legal Services Corporation's (LSC or the Corporation) regulation about bonding requirements for LSC recipients. It requires recipients to bond all their employees and to ensure that third parties who handle recipients' funds have bond coverage, allows recipients to use other forms of insurance similar to fidelity bonds, raises the minimum level of coverage, and allows recipients to use LSC funds to pay for bonding costs. This final rule updates regulations to reflect current insurance practices and simplifies the language in the rule to reduce confusion.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2017-14767
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-12
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting: Finance Committee; Postponed
Document Number: 2017-14685
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-12
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
On June 26, 2017, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) published a notice in the Federal Register (82 FR 28910) titled ``Finance Committee Telephonic Meeting on July 10, 2017 at 3:00 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.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2017-13350
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-26
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2017-12467
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-14
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2017-12330
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-13
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Legal Services Corporation Performance Criteria; Request for Comments on Performance Area 4
Document Number: 2017-11266
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-01
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) issued a notice requesting comments on proposed changes to the LSC Performance Criteria, Performance Area 4, ``Effectiveness of governance, leadership, and administration'' in the Federal Register of April 5, 2017 (FR Doc. 2017-06681). LSC requested comments by May 29, 2017. This notice extends the comment period for five business days to June 5, 2017.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2017-09427
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-09
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Bonding Requirements for Recipients
Document Number: 2017-08857
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-03
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This proposed rule would revise the Legal Services Corporation's (LSC or Corporation) regulation about bonding requirements for LSC recipients. It would require recipients to bond all their employees and to ensure that third parties who handle recipients' funds have bond coverage, allow recipients to use other forms of insurance similar to fidelity bonds, raise the minimum level of coverage, and allow recipients to use LSC funds to pay for bonding costs. This proposed rule will update part 1629 to reflect current insurance practices and simplify the language in the rule to reduce confusion.
Fee-Generating Cases
Document Number: 2017-08835
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This final rule revises the Legal Services Corporation (LSC or Corporation) regulation regarding fee-generating cases. This 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.
Extension of Comment Period for Proposed Revisions to the Grant Terms and Conditions for Grant Year 2018 Basic Field Grants
Document Number: 2017-08834
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (``LSC'') is extending the public comment period for the proposed Terms and Conditions (formerly the LSC Grant Assurances) for Grant Year 2018 Basic Field Grants. LSC published the original request for comments in the Federal Register on April 7, 2017. The proposed Terms and Conditions are available at http://www.lsc.gov/about-lsc/matters-comment. This notice extends the comment period for ten business days, from May 8, 2017, to May 22, 2017.
Sunshine Act Meeting: Board of Directors and its Six Committees
Document Number: 2017-08074
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-20
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
On April 17, 2017, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) published a notice in the Federal Register titled ``Board of Directors and its Six Committees will meet on April 23-25, 2017, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)''. A correction to change the Institutional Advancement Committee's Open Session Agenda by adding an additional item to the agenda item #5 Consider and act on Resolution 2017-XXX, Minnesota Charitable Organization Annual Report Form; all other items remain consecutively the same.
Notice to LSC Grantees of Application Process for Subgranting 2018 Basic Field Funds
Document Number: 2017-07891
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 2018 Basic Field Grant funds. 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.
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