Notice of Funds and Request for Applications for 2019 Disaster Supplemental Grant Funding

 
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Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 161 (Tuesday, August 20, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 161 (Tuesday, August 20, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43184-43185]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-17911]
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LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION
 Notice of Funds and Request for Applications for 2019 Disaster
Supplemental Grant Funding
AGENCY: Legal Services Corporation.
ACTION: Notice.
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SUMMARY: The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) issues this Notice
describing the application and award process for up to $14,250,000 of
grants
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to support delivery of legal services related to the consequences of
Hurricanes Florence, Michael, and Lane; the Typhoons Yutu and Mangkhut;
calendar year 2018 wildfires, volcanic eruptions, and earthquakes; and
calendar year 2019 tornadoes and floods.
DATES: Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. E.S.T. on September
9, 2019.
ADDRESSES: Applicants must email applications to
[email protected]. LSC will not accept hard copy applications.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Application instructions are in the
Notice of Funds and Request for Applications available at www.lsc.gov/disastergrants. We strongly encourage you to seek technical assistance
from LSC's disaster team (Marty Costello and John Eidleman) while
completing your applications. Please register for a time to speak with
the team about your application by using this web address: https://calendly.com/probonoinnovationfund/2019-disaster-supplemental-technical-assistance. For more information or to reach a member of the
Disaster Team, please send an email to [email protected].
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is
accepting applications from current LSC grantees for grants to support
delivery of legal services related to the consequences of Hurricanes
Florence, Michael, and Lane; the Typhoons Yutu and Mangkhut; calendar
year 2018 wildfires, volcanic eruptions, and earthquakes; and calendar
year 2019 tornadoes and floods. LSC will have approximately $14,250,000
available for these grants. Grant decisions for these funds will be
made in fall 2019. There is no maximum amount for these grants within
the total funding available. LSC recommends submitting applications
with a budget of at least $250,000. LSC will fund grants for 24-month
grant terms. All application materials and budgets must cover the
entire grant term. Application materials and descriptions of eligible
activities, grant requirements and the review and selection process are
posted in the Notice of Funds and Request for Applications available at
www.lsc.gov/disastergrants. LSC will post all additional information
regarding this grant process at that website.
Eligible Applicants
    To be eligible for Project grants, applicants must be current
grantees of LSC grants for Basic Field-General, Basic Field-Migrant, or
Basic Field-Native American funding. Eligible applicants must be
providing legal services in areas significantly affected by of
Hurricanes Florence, Michael, and Lane; Typhoons Yutu and Mangkhut;
calendar year 2018 wildfires, volcanic eruptions, and earthquakes; and
calendar year 2019 tornadoes and floods. Those areas include all areas
covered by Major Disaster Declarations for the for the above-named
events by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) (https://www.fema.gov/disasters). If you are not sure if you qualify, please
send your question to [email protected].
Eligible Activities and Expenses
    Applicants are permitted to use these funds for any activities and
expenses that are allowable pursuant to the Legal Services Corporation
Act as long as they are related to the consequences of Hurricanes
Florence, Michael, and Lane, Typhoons Yutu and Mangkhut, calendar year
2018 wildfires, volcanic eruptions, and earthquakes, and calendar year
2019 tornadoes and floods. Funds from these grants cannot be used for
disaster preparedness activities for future disasters, except insofar
as funded activities undertaken to respond to the listed disasters will
also have continuing value in preparing for and responding to future
disasters.
    In addition to hiring and supporting staff, eligible activities
include everything from the leasing of new office space in an area
hard-hit by a disaster and adjacent to survivors with legal needs
related to the disaster, to the purchase of office equipment and
supplies, to the hiring of a project or grant manager, to the hiring of
other administrative support staff--as long as these activities and
expenses are related to the consequences of the disasters listed above.
Reimbursement of Pre-Award Disaster Expenses
    Grants can support (1) prospective expenses and activities that
will occur during the grant term; and (2) pre-award expenses and
activities that otherwise meet all the grant criteria involving
responding to the eligible disasters for efficient and timely provision
of any of the disaster-response resources. All costs for which
reimbursement is sought, whether incurred pre-award or post-award, must
meet LSC requirements. LSC will provide a procedure for handling prior
approvals for already-incurred costs that you did not expect to charge
to LSC funds.
     Dated: August 15, 2019.
Mark F. Freedman,
Senior Associate General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2019-17911 Filed 8-19-19; 8:45 am]
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