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Notice of Solicitation of Proposals for Calendar Year 2018 Basic Field Grant Awards

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Legal Services Corporation.


Solicitation for proposals for the provision of civil legal services.


The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is a federally established and funded organization that funds civil legal aid organizations across the country and in the U.S. territories. Its mission is to expand access to justice by funding high-quality legal representation for low-income people in civil matters.

In anticipation of a congressional appropriation to LSC for Fiscal Year 2018, LSC hereby announces the availability of funds for grants to be made in calendar year 2018 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 availability and the exact amount of congressionally appropriated funds, as well as the date, terms, and conditions of funds available for grants for calendar year 2018, have not been determined.


See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for grant application dates.


Legal Services Corporation—Notice of Funds Availability, 3333 K Street NW., Third Floor, Washington, DC 20007-3522.

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The Office of Program Performance by email at, or visit the LSC Web site at​grants-grantee-resources/​our-grant-programs/​basic-field-grant/​lsc-service-areas.

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Applicants must file a Notice of Intent to Compete (NIC) to participate in the LSC grants process. Applicants must file the NIC by May 5, 2017, 5:00 p.m. E.D.T. The Request for Proposals (RFP), which contains the NIC and grant proposal guidelines, proposal content requirements, service area descriptions, and selection criteria, will be available on or around the week of April 10, 2017. In addition to submitting the grant proposal, applicants for competitive grant awards must also respond to the LSC Fiscal Grantee Funding Application (FGFA). The FGFA will also be available on or around the week of April 10, 2017. The RFP and the FGFA may be accessed at​grants-grantee-resources/​our-grant-programs/​basic-field-grant. Other key dates in the LSC Start Printed Page 147542018 basic field grants process, including the deadlines for filing the grant proposals and the FGFA are published at​grants-grantee-resources/​our-grant-programs/​basic-field-grant/​basic-field-grant-key-dates.

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 service areas for which LSC is requesting grant proposals are listed below. Service area descriptions are available at​grants-grantee-resources/​our-grant-programs/​basic-field-grant/​lsc-service-areas. LSC will post all updates and/or changes to this notice at​grants-grantee-resources/​our-grant-programs/​basic-field-grant. Interested parties are asked to visit​grants-grantee-resources/​our-grant-programs/​basic-field-grant regularly for updates on the LSC grants process.

State or territoryService area(s)
AlaskaAK-1, NAK-1
CaliforniaCA-12, CA-14, CA-31, MCA
ConnecticutCT-1, NCT-1
IdahoID-1, MID, NID-1
IowaIA-3, MIA
MaineME-1, MMX-1, NME-1
MichiganMI-13, MI-14
NebraskaNE-4, MNE, NNE-1
New JerseyNJ-15, NJ-17, NJ-18, NJ-20, MNJ
NevadaNV-1, NNV-1
OregonOR-6, MOR, NOR-1
PennsylvaniaPA-5, PA-25
Rhode IslandRI-1
South DakotaSD-2
UtahUT-1, MUT, NUT-1
VirginiaVA-15, VA-16, VA-18, MVA
Virgin IslandsVI-1
WashingtonWA-1, MWA, NWA-1
WisconsinWI-2, NWI-1
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Dated: March 17, 2017.

Stefanie K. Davis,

Assistant General Counsel.

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[FR Doc. 2017-05633 Filed 3-21-17; 8:45 am]