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Notice of Availability of Calendar Year 2012 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.

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 2012 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 beginning April 11, 2011. Applicants must file a Notice of Intent to Compete (NIC) to participate in the competitive grants process. Applicants must file the NIC by May 13, 2011, 5 p.m. E.D.T. Other key application and filing dates including the dates for filing grant applications are published at Once at the site, click on “Key Competition and Grant Renewal Dates for 2012 Funding.”

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 beginning April 11, 2011. 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. LSC will post all updates and/or changes to this notice at Interested parties are asked to visit regularly for updates on the LSC competitive grants process.

StateService area(s)
American SamoaAS-1
AlaskaAK-1, NAK-1
ArizonaAZ-2, NAZ-5
CaliforniaCA-12, CA-14, CA-31, MCA
ConnecticutCT-1, NCT-1
DelawareDE-1, MDE
IdahoID-1, MID, NID-1
IowaIA-3, MIA
MaineME-1, MMX-1, NME-1
MarylandMD-1, MMD
NebraskaNE-4, MNE, NNE-1
NevadaNV-1, NNV-1
New HampshireNH-1
New JerseyNJ-8, NJ-12, NJ-15, NJ-16, NJ-17, NJ-18, MNJ
New MexicoNM-1, MNM, NNM-2
OhioOH-5, OH-17
OregonOR-6, MOR, NOR-1
PennsylvaniaPA-11, PA-25
Rhode IslandRI-1
South CarolinaMSC
UtahUT-1, MUT, NUT-1
Virgin IslandsVI-1
VirginiaVA-15, VA-16
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WashingtonWA-1, MWA, NWA-1
West VirginiaMWV
WisconsinWI-2, NWI-1
WyomingWY-4, NWY-1
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Dated: March 17, 2011.

Janet LaBella,

Director, Office of Program Performance, Legal Services Corporation.

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[FR Doc. 2011-6952 Filed 3-29-11; 8:45 am]