Program Letters

Program Letter

Date

Subject and Link to Program Letter as a Web Page

Attachments and Program Letter as an Acrobat PDF

16-7

August 19, 2016

Compliance Guidance

Program Letter 16-6 (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 
2015 Access to Records Protocol

15-3

April 2, 2015

Enforcement Mechanisms Overview

Program Letter 15-3 

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 

12-2

April 2, 2012

Compliance Guidance

Program Letter 

12-1

March 21, 2012

Restrictions on Lobbying Activities

Program Letter 

11-2

November 30, 2011

Representation of aliens in Hague Convention Cases

Program Letter

11-1

September 14, 2011

45 CFR Part 1608 Compliance Advisory

Program Letter 

10-3

November 18, 2010

Third-Party Contracting of TIG Funds

Program Letter 

10-2

July 1, 2010

Embezzlement, Fraud, and the Critical Importance of Effective Internal Control

Program Letter 

10-1

February 18, 2010

Supplemental Guidance on Attorneys’ Fees

Program Letter 

09-3

December 17, 2009

Compliance Guidance and Interim Guidance on Attorney Fees

Program Letter 

08-3 

December 18, 2008

Compliance Guidance (Program Advisory)

Program Letter

08-2

March 20, 2008

Fiscal Management and Use of LSC Funds (Program Advisory)

Program Letter

07-2

December 20, 2007

Guidance to LSC Programs for the Development of Enhanced Private Attorney Involvement

Program Letter 

06-2

February 21, 2006

Violence Against Women Act 2006 Amendments

Supersceded by revisions to Part 1626

05-3

December 8, 2005

LSC Guidance on Programs’ Response to Hurricane Katrina

Program Letter 
Cover Memo 

05-2 

October 6, 2005

Eligibility of Immigrant Victims of Severe Forms of Trafficking and Family Members of Legal Services 

Supersceded by revisions to Part 1626

04-2

December 6, 2004

Services to Client Eligible Individuals with Limited English   Proficiency

Program Letter 
Cover Memo 
LEP Guidance 

03-2

April 16, 2003

Special CSR Reporting of Title III & Title IV Older Americans Act Cases

Program Letter 

02-9

October 16, 2002

Revisions to Matters Service Reports   

Program Letter 
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

99-4

July 26, 1999

Semi-Annual Reports and Information Survey

Program Letter
Survey 

99-3

July 14, 1999

Documentation of Asset Determinations and Citizenship/Alien Eligibility

Program Letter 

98-5

July 2, 1998

Case Information Disclosure -- Semiannual reports Required by 45 C.F.R. Part 1644

Program Letter

98-4

July 1, 1998

Prior Approval Procedures under 45 C.F.R. Part 1630

Program Letter 

97-10-30

December 8, 1997

Recordkeeping Requirements

Program Letter

Program Letter

October 30, 1997

Certification of
Program Integrity

Certification Memo 
Certification Instructions
Certification Guide 

96-2

June 14, 1996

Priorities

Program Letter
Sample Agreement
Suggested List of Priorities

 

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