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Notice of Availability of Calendar Year 2007 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) is the national organization 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 2007 have not been determined.

DATES:

See Supplementary Information section for grants competition dates.

ADDRESSES:

Legal Services Corporation—Competitive Grants, 3333 K Street, NW., Third Floor, Washington, DC 20007-3522.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Office of Program Performance by e-mail at competition@lsc.gov, or visit the grants competition Web site at http://www.ain.lsc.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Request for Proposals (RFP) will be available April 21, 2006. 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, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia must file the NIC by May 22, 2006, 5 p.m. e.d.t. The due date for filing grant proposals for service areas in these states is June 15, 2006, 5 p.m. e.d.t.

Applicants competing for service areas in Wyoming must file the NIC by August 14, 2006, 5 p.m. e.d.t. The due date for filing grant proposals for service areas in Wyoming is September 15, 2006, 5 p.m. e.d.t.

LSC is seeking proposals from: (1) Non-profit organizations that have as a purpose the provision of legal assistance to eligible clients; (2) private attorneys; (3) groups of private attorneys or law firms; (4) state or local governments; and (5) sub-state regional planning and coordination agencies that are composed of sub-state 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 http://www.ain.lsc.gov April 21, 2006. 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 http://www.ain.lsc.gov regularly for updates on the LSC competitive grants process.

StateService area
AlabamaMAL
American SamoaAS-1
ArkansasMAR
CaliforniaCA-2, CA-19, CA-26, CA-29, CA-30, CA-31, MCA
ColoradoCO-6, MCO, NCO-1
FloridaFL-5, FL-13, FL-14, FL-15, FL-16, FL-17, FL-18, MFL
GeorgiaGA-1, GA-2, MGA
HawaiiHI-1, MHI
IllinoisIL-6, MIL
IndianaIN-5, MIN
KentuckyMKY
LouisianaLA-10, LA-11, MLA
MassachusettsMA-12
MississippiMS-9, MS-10, MMS, NMS-1
MontanaMT-1, MMT, NMT-1
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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-26, MPA
South CarolinaSC-8, MSC
TennesseeMTN
TexasMTX
VirginiaVA-20, MVA
WyomingWY-4, MWY, NWY-1
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Dated: April 12, 2006.

Michael A. Genz,

Director, Office of Program Performance, Legal Services Corporation.

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[FR Doc. 06-3648 Filed 4-14-06; 8:45 am]

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