LSC – Grants for the Provision of Civil Legal Services

Notice of Intent to Compete Due: May 8, 2015

Application Deadline for Competitive Grant and Renewal Applications (no PQV by Jan. 1, 2013): June 1, 2015

Application Deadline for Post PQV (PQV Report by April 30, 2015) Competitive Grant and Renewal Applications: June 15, 2015

Application Deadline for Post PQV (PQV Report by July 1, 2015) Competitive Grant and Renewal Applications: August 10, 2015

Description:  The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is the single largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income Americans in the nation. Established in 1974, LSC operates as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that promotes equal access to justice and provides grants for high-quality civil legal assistance to low-income Americans.

Funding Title:   Grants for the Provision of Civil Legal Services

Agency Name:   Legal Services Corporation

Funding Instrument Type:    Grant

Express Language for Legal Aid: Yes

Target Population:    Low-income persons

Expected Number of Awards:

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: There is no explicit matching/collaboration requirement, but partnering with other organizations for funding and broader services will usually lead to a stronger application.

How to Apply:    Applicants must file a Notice of Intent to Compete (NIC) to participate in the competitive grants process. Applicants must file the NIC by May 8, 2015.

The 2016 grants process for competitive grant and grant renewal applicants follows three schedules as described below. Review the schedules for a list of key activities and dates.

  • Schedule A: for applicants that have not had an LSC program quality visit (PQV) since January 1, 2013 (New applicants should also use Schedule A)
  • Schedule B: for applicants that have had a PQV since January 1, 2013; will have received a final PQV report by April 30, 2015; and are the only applicant for the service area
  • Schedule C: for applicants that have had a PQV since January 1, 2013; will have received a final PQV report by July 1, 2015; and are the only applicant for the service area

Current Closing Date for Applications: June 1, 2015 (Schedule A); June 15, 2015 (Schedule B); or Aug. 10, 2015 (Schedule C).

Estimated Total Program Funding:   

Award Ceiling:

Award Floor:   

Eligible Applicants: 1. current recipients; 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; 4. state or local governments; 5. sub-state regional planning or coordination agencies that are composed of sub-state areas whose governing boards are controlled by locally elected officials.

Priority Consideration:  

Policy and Regulations on Use of Funds:   http://www.lsc.gov/about/regulations-rules

Current/Past Funding Recipients: 2015

Samples of Successful Application:

Link to Full Announcement: http://grants.lsc.gov/resources/application-documents

Contact Information: LSC Office of Program Performance by email at competition@lsc.govor visit the grants competition Web site at www.grants.lsc.gov. 

 

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Categories: Express Language for Legal Aid, General Legal Aid Funding, Government Organizations, LSC, Non-profit Organizations

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