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Notice of Availability of Calendar Year 2001 Competitive Grant Funds

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AGENCY:

Legal Services Corporation.

ACTION:

Solicitation for Proposals for the Provision of Civil Legal Services.

SUMMARY:

The Legal Services Corporation (LSC or Corporation) is the national organization charged with administering federal funds provided for civil legal services to the poor.

The Corporation hereby announces the availability of competitive grant funds 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 states and territories, by service area(s) identified below. The exact amount of congressionally appropriated funds and the date, terms and conditions of their availability for calendar year 2001 have not been determined.

DATES:

See Supplementary Information section for grants competition dates.

ADDRESSES:

Legal Services Corporation—Competitive Grants, 750 First Street NE, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20002-4250.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Office of Program Performance, Competitive Grants—Service Desk at (202) 336-8900, by FAX at (202) 336-7272, by e-mail at competition@lsc.gov, or visit the LSC web site at www.ain.lsc.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Request for Proposals (RFP) will be available April 24, 2000. The due dates for the Notice of Intent to Compete and Grant Proposals follow.

Applicants competing for service areas in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Washington, Wisconsin, or Wyoming must submit the notice of intent to compete by June 2, 2000, 5:00 p.m. EDT. Grant proposals for service areas in these states must be submitted by June 19, 2000, 5:00 p.m. EDT.

Applicants competing for service areas in California, Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Virginia, or West Virginia must submit the notice of intent to compete by June 30, 2000, 5:00 p.m. EDT. Grant proposals for service areas in these states must be submitted by July 17, 2000, 5:00 p.m. EDT.

LSC is seeking proposals from: (1) Non-profit organizations that have as a purpose the furnishing of legal assistance to eligible clients; (2) private attorneys; (3) groups of private attorneys or law firms; (4) State or local governments; and (5) substate regional planning and coordination agencies which are composed of substate areas and whose governing boards are controlled by locally elected officials.

The RFP, containing the grant application, guidelines, proposal content requirements and specific selection criteria, is available from the LSC web site at www.ain.lsc.gov. LSC will not FAX the solicitation package to interested parties.

Below are the service areas for which LSC is requesting grant proposals. Service area descriptions are available from Appendix A of the RFP. The RFP will be available April 24, 2000, at www.ain.lsc.gov.

StateService area
AlabamaMAL
ArizonaMAZ
ArkansasMAR
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CaliforniaCA-2, CA-12 CA-14, CA-19, CA-26, CA-29, CA-30, CA-31, MCA
ColoradoCO-6, MCO, NCO-1
ConnecticutMMX-1
DelawareMDE
District of ColumbiaDC-1
FloridaFL-4, FL-7, FL-9, MFL, NFL-1
GeorgiaMGA
GuamGU-1
HawaiiMHI
IdahoMID
IllinoisIL-6, MIL
IndianaIN-5, MIN
IowaIA-1, IA-2, MIA
KansasMKS
KentuckyKY-2, KY-3, KY-5, KY-9, KY-8, MKY
LouisianaMLA
MaineMMX-1
MarylandMMD
MassachusettsMMX-1
MichiganMI-1, MI-2, MI-3, MI-4, MI-5, MI-6, MI-7, MI-8, MI-9, MI-10, MI-11, MMI, NMI-1
MinnesotaMMN
MississippiMMS
MissouriMO-3, MO-4, MO-5, MO-7, MMO
MontanaMMT
NebraskaNE-4, MNE, NNE-1
NevadaMNV
New HampshireMMX-1
New JerseyMNJ
New MexicoMNM
New YorkMNY, NNY-1
North CarolinaNC-1, NC-2, NC-3, NC-4, MNC, NNC-1
North DakotaND-1, ND-2, MND, NND-1, NND-2
OhioOH-21, MOH
OklahomaMOK
OregonOR-2, OR-4, OR-5, MOR, NOR-1
PennsylvaniaPA-1, PA-5, PA-8, PA-11, PA-23, PA-24, PA-25, PA-26, MPA
Puerto RicoPR-1, PR-2, MPR
Rhode IslandMMX-1
South CarolinaMSC
South DakotaSD-1, SD-2, SD-3, MSD, NSD-1
TennesseeMTN
TexasTX-4, TX-6, TX-8, TX-9, MTX
UtahMUT
VermontMMX-1
Virgin IslandsVI-1
VirginiaVA-1, VA-3, VA-15, VA-16, VA-17, VA-18, VA-19, MVA
WashingtonMWA
West VirginiaWV-3, WV-4, MWV
WisconsinWI-1, WI-2, WI-3, WI-4, MWI, NWI-1
WyomingWY-4, MWY, NWY-1
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Dated: April 14, 2000.

Michael A. Genz,

Director, Office of Program Performance.

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[FR Doc. 00-9874 Filed 4-20-00; 8:45 am]

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