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Notice of Availability of Calendar Year 2009 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 for the provision of a full range of civil legal services to eligible clients in Wyoming. Grants will be awarded in or around April 2009. The estimated annualized grant amounts for service areas in Wyoming are: $478,874 for the provision of civil legal services to the general low-income population throughout the state (i.e., service area WY-4); $12,054 for the provision of civil legal services to the migrant farmworker population throughout the state (i.e., service area MWY); and $167,794 for the provision of civil legal services to the Native American population throughout the state (i.e., service area NWY-1). The grant will be awarded in or around April 2009.

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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 www.grants.lsc.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Request for Proposals (RFP) is available at http://www.grants.lsc.gov. Once at the Web site, click on FY 2009 Request For Proposals Narrative Instruction to access the RFP and other information pertaining to the LSC competitive grants process. Refer to the RFP for instructions on preparing the grant proposal; the regulations and guidelines governing LSC funding; the definition of a full range of legal services; and grant proposal submission requirements.

Applicants must file a Notice of Intent to Compete (NIC; RFP Form-H) to participate in the competitive grants process. The deadline for filing the NIC is December 15, 2008, 5 p.m., E.D.T. The deadline for filing grant proposals is January 26, 2009, 5 p.m., E.D.T.

The dates shown in this notice for filing the NIC and the grant proposals supersede the dates in the RFP. All other instructions, regulations, guidelines, definitions, and grant proposal submission requirements remain in effect unless otherwise noted.

The following persons, groups, and entities are qualified applicants who may submit a Notice of Intent to Compete (NIC; RFP Form-H) and an application to participate in the competitive grants process: (1) Current recipients of LSC grants; (2) non-profit organizations that have as a purpose the provision of legal assistance to eligible clients; (3) private attorneys, groups of attorneys or law firms; (5) state or local governments; and (6) sub-state regional planning and coordination agencies that are composed of sub-state areas and whose governing boards are controlled by locally elected officials.

LSC will not fax the RFP to interested parties. Interested parties are asked to visit http://www.grants.lsc.gov regularly for updates on the LSC competitive grants process.

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Dated: November 3, 2008.

Janet LaBella,

Director, Office of Program Performance.

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[FR Doc. E8-26527 Filed 11-5-08; 8:45 am]

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