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Notice of Availability of Calendar Year 2004 Competitive Grant Funds

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Legal Services Corporation.


Solicitation for proposals for the provision of civil legal services.


The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is the national Start Printed Page 19231organization charged with administering federal funds provided for civil legal services to low-income people.

LSC 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 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 2004 have not been determined.


See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for grants competition dates.


Legal Services Corporation—Competitive Grants, 750 First Street NE., 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20002-4250. Starting June 2, 2003, the address will be Legal Services Corporation—Competitive Grants, 3333 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20007.

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Office of Program Performance by e-mail at, or visit the grants competition Web site at

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The Request for Proposals (RFP) will be available April 25, 2003. Applicants must file a Notice of Intent to Compete (NIC) to participate in the competitive grants process.

Applicants competing for service areas in Alabama, American Samoa, Arkansas, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Montana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin, and Wyoming must file the NIC by May 23, 2003, 5 p.m. ET. The due date for filing grant proposals for service areas in these states is June 23, 2003, 5 p.m. ET.

Applicants competing for service areas in Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, and New York must file the NIC by July 11, 2003, 5 p.m. ET. The due date for filing grant proposals for service areas in these states is August 8, 2003, 5 p.m. ET.

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 NIC and grant application, guidelines, proposal content requirements, service area descriptions, and specific selection criteria, will be available from, by April 25, 2003. LSC will not FAX the RFP to interested parties.

Below are the service areas for which LSC is requesting grant proposals. Service area descriptions will be available from Appendix A of the RFP. Interested parties are asked to visit regularly for updates on the LSC competitive grants process.

StateService area
AlabamaAL-1, AL-2, AL-3, MAL
American SamoaAS-1
CaliforniaCA-2, CA-19, CA-26, CA-29, CA-30, CA-31, MCA
ColoradoCO-6, NCO-1, MCO
District of ColumbiaDC-1
FloridaFL-13, FL-14, FL-15, FL-16, FL-17, FL-18, FL-5, MFL
GeorgiaGA-1, GA-2, MGA
IllinoisIL-6, MIL
IndianaIN-5, MIN
LouisianaLA-10, LA-11, MLA
MassachusettsMA-1, MA-2, MA-3, MA-4, MA-5, MA-10
MississippiMS-9, MS-10, MMS, NMS-1
MissouriMO-8, MMO
MontanaMT-1, MMT, NMT-1
NevadaNV-1, MNV, NNV-1
New YorkNY-7, NY-20, NY-21, NY-22, NY-23, NY-24, MNY
North CarolinaNC-5, MNC, NNC-1
OklahomaOK-3, MOK
PennsylvaniaPA-1, PA-5, PA-8, PA-11, PA-23, PA-24, PA-25, PA-26, MPA
WisconsinWI-2, NWI-1
WyomingWY-4, MWY, NWY-1
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Dated: April 14, 2003.

Michael A. Genz,

Director, Office of Program Performance, Legal Services Corporation.

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[FR Doc. 03-9465 Filed 4-17-03; 8:45 am]