Program Letters

# Date Subject and Link to Program Letter Attachments and Program Letter as PDF
21-2 March 11, 2021 LSC Excess Fund Balance Waiver Blanket Approval –
FYE 12/31/2020 and FYE 1/31/2021

Program Letter 21-2 (PDF)

21-1 March 12, 2021 Indirect Costs and Special Grants Program Letter 21-1 (PDF)
20-6 October 20, 2020 Technology Costs for PAI Volunteers Program Letter 20-6 (PDF)
20-5 October 1, 2020 Compliance Advisory Program Letter 20-5 (PDF)
20-4 April 30, 2020 Revenue Recognition Guidance Program Letter 20-4 (PDF)
20-3 April 10, 2020 Charging to LSC Funds Pandemic-Related Paid Administrative Leave and Other Costs Related to Maintaining Readiness Program Letter 20-3 (PDF)
20-2 April 2, 2020 Part 1626 Eligibility Documentation During COVID-19 Pandemic Program Letter 20-2 (PDF)
20-1 February 18, 2020 Nepotism: Avoiding Favoritism in the Workplace Program Letter 20-1 (PDF)
19-1 August 21, 2019 Compliance Advisory Program Letter 19-1 (PDF)
18-3 October 17, 2018 Compliance Guidance Program Letter 18-3 (PDF)
18-2 August 29, 2018 Application of 45 C.F.R. § 1630.5(g) Exception for Certain Indirect Costs Program Letter 18-2 (PDF)
Indirect Cost Allocation Module
18-1 January 30, 2018 Outside Employment Policy Drafting Guidance Program Letter 18-1 (PDF)
17-1 November 21, 2017 Compliance Guidance Program Letter 17-1 (PDF)
16-7 August 19, 2016 Compliance Guidance Program Letter 16-7 (PDF)
16-6 August 10, 2016 Automated Systems for Financial-Eligibility Information Collection and Screening Program Letter 16-6 (PDF)
16-5
 
August 4, 2016 Outcomes Data Collection Toolkit and Training Modules Program Letter 16-5 (PDF)
16-4 June 22, 2016 LSC Funds as Matching Funds for Victims of Crime Act Grants Program Letter 16-4 (PDF)
OVC Letter Regarding LSC funds for Matching (June 16, 2016)
16-3 June 22, 2016 Procurement Policy Drafting Guidance for LSC Recipients Program Letter 16-3 (PDF)
Procurement Policy Drafting 101—Guidance for LSC Grantees
Appendix A—Best Practices for Negotiating and Drafting Contracts
16-2 May 19, 2016 Electronic Signatures and LSC Requirements for "Signed" Documents Program Letter 16-2 (PDF)
16-1 May 9, 2016 Part 1614 PAI Allocation and Fees Paid to Other Professionals Program Letter 16-1 (PDF)
15-6 December 16, 2015 Self-Inspection of 2015 CSR Data  Program Letter 15-6 
15-5 (2) November 19, 2015 Permissible Representation of Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Individuals Program Letter 15-5 (2) 
15-5 (1) August 17, 2015 Compliance Guidance Program Letter 15-5 (1)
15-4 April 15, 2015 Access to Records Protocol Program Letter 15-4 (PDF)
2015 Access to Records Protocol
15-3 April 2, 2015 Enforcement Mechanisms Overview Program Letter 15-3 (PDF)
15-2 February 23, 2015 Fiduciary Duties of Members of a Recipient's Governing Body Program Letter 15-2 
15-1 February 23, 2015 Eligible Client Members for Recipients' Governing Bodies Program Letter 15-1 
14-5 December 11, 2014 Self-Inspection of 2014 CSR Data Program Letter 14-5 
Certification Form 
Summary Form 
Case Review Form 
Sample Selection Procedure 
14-4 December 2, 2014 LSC Funds as Matching Funds for Grants Funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service Program Letter 14-4 
CNCS Letter - LSC Funds for Matching 
14-3 October 29, 2014 Assessing Eligibility of Aliens Under 45 C.F.R. § 1626.4(c)(1) Program Letter 14-3 
14-2 May 19, 2014 Alien Eligibility Under 45 C.F.R. Part 1626 Program Letter 14-2 
1626 Eligibility Chart 
14-1 February 24, 2014 Compliance Guidance Program Letter 14-1 
13-5 December 3, 2013 Restrictions on Lobbying and Other Activities
See also: AO-2014-005
Program Letter 13-5 
13-3  September 12, 2013 Restrictions on Lobbying and Other Activities
See also: Program Letter 13-5, above, and AO-2014-005
Program Letter 13-3
13-2 May 14, 2013 Advisory Regarding Recent Bank Deposit Insurance Changes Program Letter 13-2
13-1 February 15, 2013 Compliance Guidance Program Letter 13-1
12-3 November 8, 2012 Criminal Proceedings in Tribal Courts Program Letter 12-3  
12-2 April 2, 2012 Compliance Guidance Program Letter 12-2 
12-1 March 21, 2012 Restrictions on Lobbying Activities Program Letter 12-1 
11-2 November 30, 2011 Representation of aliens in Hague Convention Cases Program Letter 11-2
11-1 September 14, 2011 45 CFR Part 1608 Compliance Advisory Program Letter 11-1 
10-3 November 18, 2010 Third-Party Contracting of TIG Funds Program Letter 10-3 
10-2 July 1, 2010 Embezzlement, Fraud, and the Critical Importance of Effective Internal Control Program Letter 10-2 
10-1 February 18, 2010 Supplemental Guidance on Attorneys’ Fees Program Letter 10-1 
09-3 December 17, 2009 Compliance Guidance and Interim Guidance on Attorney Fees Program Letter 9-3 
08-3  December 18, 2008 Compliance Guidance (Program Advisory) Program Letter 8-3
08-2 March 20, 2008 Fiscal Management and Use of LSC Funds (Program Advisory) Program Letter 8-2
07-2 December 20, 2007 Guidance to LSC Programs for the Development of Enhanced Private Attorney Involvement Program Letter 7-2 
06-2 February 21, 2006 Violence Against Women Act 2006 Amendments Superseded by revisions to Part 1626
05-3 December 8, 2005 LSC Guidance on Programs’ Response to Hurricane Katrina Program Letter 5-3 
Cover Memo 
05-2  October 6, 2005 Eligibility of Immigrant Victims of Severe Forms of Trafficking and Family Members of Legal Services  Superseded by revisions to Part 1626
04-2
 
December 6, 2004 Services to Client Eligible Individuals with Limited English   Proficiency Program Letter 04-2 
Cover Memo 
LEP Guidance 
03-2 April 16, 2003 Special CSR Reporting of Title III & Title IV Older Americans Act Cases Program Letter 03-2 
02-9 October 16, 2002 Revisions to Matters Service Reports    Program Letter 02-9 
Matters Report Stat Forms 
Matters Narrative 
Matters Definitions
Matters Data Collections
02-6 June 6, 2002 Limitation of Defaults in Case Management Software Program Letter 
02-4 April 25, 2002 Characteristics of a Telephone Intake, Advice and Referral System   Program Letter 
 
02-3 January 22, 2002 State Planning Configuration Standards Program Letter 
Configuration Standards
02-2 January 22, 2002 State Planning and The Reconfiguration Program Letter
01-6 November 28, 2001 Change in Disbursement of Calendar year 2002 Grant Checks Program Letter
01-5 July 25, 2001 Elimination of Exception to CSR Financial Eligibility Documentation Requirement Effective Calendar Year 2002 Program Letter
01-3 June 20, 2001 Interim Guidance on 45 CFR Part 1639 in Light of the Supreme Court’s Decision in Legal Services Corporation v. Velazquez, et al. Program Letter
2000-7 December 13, 2000 STATE PLANNING AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES
(Building  A Stronger Foundation:  A Framework for planning and Evaluating Comprehensive, Integrated and Client-Centered State Justice Communities)
Program Letter
2000-5
Certification
August 31, 2000 1635 Certification Program Letter 
Certification
2000-2 January 24, 2000 Alien Eligibility for Legal Services (45 C.F.R. § 1626 et seq.) Program Letter 00-2
99-4 July 26, 1999 Semi-Annual Reports and Information Survey Program Letter 99-4
Data Survey 
99-3 July 14, 1999 Documentation of Asset Determinations and Citizenship/Alien Eligibility Program Letter 99-3
98-5 July 2, 1998 Case Information Disclosure -- Semiannual reports Required by 45 C.F.R. Part 1644 Program Letter 98-5
97-2 December 8, 1997 Recordkeeping Requirements Program Letter 97-2
97-1 October 30, 1997 Certification of
Program Integrity
Certification Memo 
Certification Instructions
Certification Guide 
96-2 June 14, 1996 Priorities Program Letter 96-2
Sample Agreement
Suggested List of Priorities

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