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Notice of Availability of Calendar Year 2010 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 organization charged with administering Federal funds provided for civil legal services to low-income people.Start Printed Page 15308

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 2010 have not been determined.


See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for grants competition dates.


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

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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 10, 2009. Applicants must file a Notice of Intent to Compete (NIC) to participate in the competitive grants process. Applicants must file the NIC by May 15, 2009, 5 p.m. E.D.T. The due date for filing grant proposals is June 5, 2009, 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 April 10, 2009. 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. LSC will post updates, corrections, and/or changes to this notice at

StateService area
AlabamaAL-4, MAL
American SamoaAS-1
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, NHI-1
IllinoisIL-6, MIL
IndianaIN-5, MIN
LouisianaLA-10, LA-11, MLA
MassachusettsMA-4, MA-10, MA-12
MississippiMS-9, MMS, NMS-1
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
OhioOH-5, OH-17
OklahomaOK-3, MOK
PennsylvaniaPA-1, PA-5, PA-8, PA-11, PA-23, PA-26, MPA
Puerto RicoPR-1, MPR
South CarolinaSC-8, MSC
WisconsinWI-2, NWI-1
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Dated: March 6, 2009.

Janet LaBella,

Director, Office of Program Performance, Legal Services Corporation.

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[FR Doc. E9-5467 Filed 4-2-09; 8:45 am]