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Notice of Intent To Award-Grant Awards for the Provision of Civil Legal Services to Eligible Low-Income Clients Beginning January 1, 2009

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AGENCY:

Legal Services Corporation.

ACTION:

Announcement of intention to make FY 2009 Competitive Grant Awards.

SUMMARY:

The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) hereby announces its intention to award grants and contracts to provide economical and effective delivery of high quality civil legal services to eligible low-income clients, beginning January 1, 2009.

DATES:

All comments and recommendations must be received on or before the close of business on December 15, 2008.

ADDRESSES:

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

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Reginald Haley, Office of Program Performance, at (202) 295-1545, or haleyr@lsc.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Pursuant to LSC's announcement of funding availability on April 4, 2008 (73 FR 18574), and Grant Renewal applications due on June 2, 2008, LSC intends to award funds to the following organizations to provide civil legal services in the indicated service areas. Amounts are subject to change.

Service areaApplicant nameAnnualized grant amount
Alabama:
AL-4Legal Services Alabama, Inc$6,224,674
MALTexas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc31,879
Alaska:
AK-1Alaska Legal Services Corporation720,614
NAK-1Alaska Legal Services Corporation525,140
Arizona:
AZ-2DNA-Peoples Legal Services, Inc522,923
AZ-3Community Legal Services, Inc3,774,454
AZ-5Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc1,820,449
MAZCommunity Legal Services, Inc143,854
NAZ-5DNA-Peoples Legal Services, Inc2,533,824
NAZ-6Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc618,939
Arkansas:
AR-6Legal Aid of Arkansas, Inc1,449,768
AR-7Center for Arkansas Legal Services2,164,117
MARTexas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc76,583
California
CA-1California Indian Legal Services, Inc32,919
CA-2Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc914,522
CA-12Inland Counties Legal Services, Inc4,063,416
CA-14Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc2,841,488
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CA-19Legal Aid Society of Orange County, Inc3,968,792
CA-26Central California Legal Services2,861,178
CA-27Legal Services of Northern California, Inc3,535,438
CA-28Bay Area Legal Aid4,167,881
CA-29Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles7,902,085
CA-30Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County4,667,690
CA-31California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc4,664,589
MCACalifornia Rural Legal Assistance, Inc2,557,741
NCA-1California Indian Legal Services, Inc857,881
Colorado:
CO-6Colorado Legal Services3,342,005
MCOColorado Legal Services143,899
NCO-1Colorado Legal Services93,252
Connecticut:
CT-1Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut, Inc2,309,701
NCT-1Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Inc15,201
Delaware:
DE-1Legal Services Corporation of Delaware, Inc602,419
MDELegal Aid Bureau, Inc24,055
District of Columbia:
DC-1Neighborhood Lgl. Svcs. Program of the Dist. of Col981,372
Florida:
FL-5Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc3,439,909
FL-13Legal Services of North Florida, Inc1,412,494
FL-14Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc1,739,770
FL-15Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, Inc3,003,141
FL-16Bay Area Legal Services, Inc2,548,178
FL-17Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc2,682,658
FL-18Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida, Inc1,803,716
MFLFlorida Rural Legal Services, Inc870,176
Georgia:
GA-1Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc2,509,166
GA-2Georgia Legal Services Program6,376,119
MGAGeorgia Legal Services Program379,876
Guam:
GU-1Guam Legal Services Corporation311,816
Hawaii:
HI-1Legal Aid Society of Hawaii1,348,279
NHI-1Legal Aid Society of Hawaii222,428
Idaho:
ID-1Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc1,151,879
MIDIdaho Legal Aid Services, Inc181,101
NID-1Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc63,085
Illinois:
IL-3Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc2,398,320
IL-6Legal Assistance Foundation of Metro. Chicago6,260,443
IL-7Prairie State Legal Services, Inc2,678,284
MILLegal Assistance Foundation of Metro. Chicago241,866
Indiana:
IN-5Indiana Legal Services, Inc4,904,098
MINIndiana Legal Services, Inc110,165
Iowa:
IA-3Iowa Legal Aid2,275,787
MIAIowa Legal Aid36,557
Kansas:
KS-1Kansas Legal Services, Inc2,299,224
MKSKansas Legal Services, Inc11,517
Kentucky:
KY-2Legal Aid Society1,141,662
KY-5Appalachian Res. and Defense Fund of Kentucky1,970,137
KY-9Kentucky Legal Aid1,183,471
KY-10Legal Aid of the Bluegrass1,229,941
MKYTexas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc41,235
Louisiana:
LA-1Capital Area Legal Services Corporation1,373,069
LA-10Acadiana Legal Service Corporation1,944,899
LA-11Legal Services of North Louisiana, Inc1,824,796
LA-12Southeast Louisiana Legal Services Corporation2,458,484
MLATexas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc26,681
Maine:
ME-1Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Inc1,144,853
MMX-1Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Inc121,009
NME-1Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Inc62,586
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Maryland:
MD-1Legal Aid Bureau, Inc3,843,455
MMDLegal Aid Bureau, Inc88,090
Massachusetts:
MA-4Merrimack Valley Legal Services, Inc804,133
MA-10Massachusetts Justice Project, Inc1,461,563
MA-11Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Assoc1,972,987
MA-12New Center for Legal Advocacy, Inc884,364
Michigan:
MI-9Legal Services of Northern Michigan, Inc684,155
MI-12Legal Services of South Central Michigan1,237,935
MI-13Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc3,707,470
MI-14Legal Services of Eastern Michigan1,327,630
MI-15Legal Aid of Western Michigan1,615,517
MMILegal Services of South Central Michigan583,222
NMI-1Michigan Indian Legal Services, Inc159,845
Micronesia:
MP-1Micronesian Legal Services, Inc1,598,130
Minnesota:
MN-1Legal Aid Service of Northeastern Minnesota404,908
MN-4Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota Corporation362,901
MN-5Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services, Inc1,179,358
MN-6Central Minnesota Legal Services, Inc1,268,918
MMNSouthern Minnesota Regional Legal Services, Inc193,854
NMN-1Anishinabe Legal Services, Inc232,054
Mississippi:
MS-9North Mississippi Rural Legal Services, Inc1,944,353
MS-10Mississippi Center for Legal Services2,912,397
MMSTexas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc55,297
NMS-1Choctaw Legal Defense80,718
Missouri:
MO-3Legal Aid of Western Missouri1,720,573
MO-4Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Inc1,899,586
MO-5Mid-Missouri Legal Services Corporation378,675
MO-7Legal Services of Southern Missouri1,639,204
MMOLegal Aid of Western Missouri78,931
Montana:
MT-1Montana Legal Services Association1,097,469
MMTMontana Legal Services Association52,886
NMT-1Montana Legal Services Association154,612
Nebraska:
NE-4Legal Aid of Nebraska1,404,374
MNELegal Aid of Nebraska40,967
NNE-1Legal Aid of Nebraska32,097
Nevada:
NV-1Nevada Legal Services, Inc1,840,972
MNVNevada Legal Services, Inc2,438
NNV-1Nevada Legal Services, Inc129,120
New Hampshire:
NH-1Legal Advice & Referral Center, Inc694,175
New Jersey:
NJ-8Essex-Newark Legal Services Project, Inc1,053,312
NJ-12Ocean-Monmouth Legal Services, Inc645,151
NJ-15Legal Services of Northwest Jersey380,629
NJ-16South Jersey Legal Services, Inc1,295,769
NJ-17Central Jersey Legal Services, Inc1,057,659
NJ-18Northeast New Jersey Legal Services Corporation1,721,200
MNJSouth Jersey Legal Services, Inc116,913
New Mexico:
NM-1DNA-Peoples Legal Services, Inc210,318
NM-5New Mexico Legal Aid2,653,055
MNMNew Mexico Legal Aid84,622
NNM-2DNA-Peoples Legal Services, Inc22,060
NNM-4New Mexico Legal Aid451,172
New York:
NY-7Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Committee, Inc1,347,715
NY-9Legal Services for New York City14,794,406
NY-20Legal Services of the Hudson Valley1,733,586
NY-21Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Inc1,302,034
NY-22Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc1,706,655
NY-23Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc1,672,992
NY-24Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc1,302,733
MNYLegal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc268,197
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North Carolina:
NC-5Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc8,072,566
MNCLegal Aid of North Carolina, Inc519,293
NNC-1Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc211,921
North Dakota:
ND-3Legal Services of North Dakota546,037
MNDSouthern Minnesota Regional Legal Services, Inc112,307
NND-3Legal Services of North Dakota261,564
Ohio:
OH-5The Legal Aid Society of Columbus1,235,444
OH-17Ohio State Legal Services1,654,861
OH-18Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati1,395,564
OH-20Community Legal Aid Services, Inc1,614,648
OH-21The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland2,054,329
OH-23Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc2,415,250
MOHLegal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc122,049
Oklahoma:
OK-3Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc4,341,964
MOKLegal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc60,630
NOK-1Oklahoma Indian Legal Services, Inc795,057
Oregon:
OR-6Legal Aid Services of Oregon2,944,294
MORLegal Aid Services of Oregon539,710
NOR-1Legal Aid Services of Oregon179,250
Pennsylvania:
PA-1Philadelphia Legal Assistance Center2,973,717
PA-5Laurel Legal Services, Inc738,798
PA-8Neighborhood Legal Services Association1,610,399
PA-11Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc536,752
PA-23Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania1,091,931
PA-24North Penn Legal Services, Inc1,741,876
PA-25MidPenn Legal Services, Inc2,130,983
PA-26Northwestern Legal Services702,841
MPAPhiladelphia Legal Assistance Center160,586
Puerto Rico:
PR-1Puerto Rico Legal Services, Inc15,685,832
PR-2Community Law Office, Inc332,080
MPRPuerto Rico Legal Services, Inc281,703
Rhode Island:
RI-1Rhode Island Legal Services, Inc1,078,675
South Carolina:
SC-8South Carolina Legal Services, Inc4,718,515
MSCSouth Carolina Legal Services, Inc191,650
South Dakota:
SD-2East River Legal Services391,581
SD-4Dakota Plains Legal Services, Inc464,059
MSDDakota Plains Legal Services, Inc3,845
NSD-1Dakota Plains Legal Services, Inc906,639
Tennessee:
TN-4Memphis Area Legal Services, Inc1,377,389
TN-7West Tennessee Legal Services, Inc642,597
TN-9Legal Aid of East Tennessee2,103,998
TN-10Lgl. Aid Soc. of Middle Tenn. and the Cumberlands2,507,508
MTNTexas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc61,454
Texas:
TX-13Lone Star Legal Aid9,292,756
TX-14Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas7,331,805
TX-15Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc9,970,530
MTXTexas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc1,345,850
NTX-1Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc30,390
Utah:
UT-1Utah Legal Services, Inc1,783,452
MUTUtah Legal Services, Inc65,720
NUT-1Utah Legal Services, Inc79,886
Vermont:
VT-1Legal Services Law Line of Vermont, Inc489,610
Virgin Islands:
VI-1Legal Services of the Virgin Islands, Inc313,062
Virginia:
VA-15Southwest Virginia Legal Aid Society, Inc795,045
VA-16Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia1,373,472
VA-17Virginia Legal Aid Society, Inc827,623
VA-18Central Virginia Legal Aid Society, Inc975,681
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VA-19Blue Ridge Legal Services, Inc688,403
VA-20Potomac Legal Aid Society1,071,971
MVACentral Virginia Legal Aid Society, Inc152,816
Washington:
WA-1Northwest Justice Project4,781,018
MWANorthwest Justice Project707,224
NWA-1Northwest Justice Project276,611
West Virginia:
WV-5Legal Aid of West Virginia, Inc2,794,821
MWVLegal Aid of West Virginia, Inc35,419
Wisconsin:
WI-2Wisconsin Judicare, Inc853,560
WI-5Legal Action of Wisconsin, Inc3,105,042
MWILegal Action of Wisconsin, Inc88,216
NWI-1Wisconsin Judicare, Inc150,626

These grants and contracts will be awarded under the authority conferred on LSC by the Legal Services Corporation Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 2996e(a)(1)). Awards will be made so that each service area is served, although none of the listed organizations are guaranteed an award or contract. This public notice is issued pursuant to the LSC Act (42 U.S.C. 2996f(f)), with a request for comments and recommendations concerning the potential grantees within a period of thirty (30) days from the date of publication of this notice. Grants will become effective and grant funds will be distributed on or about January 1, 2009.

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Dated: November 6, 2008.

Janet LaBella,

Director, Office of Program Performance, Legal Services Corporation.

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[FR Doc. E8-26931 Filed 11-13-08; 8:45 am]

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