Program Letters

Program Letter

Date

Subject and Link to Program Letter as a Web Page

Attachments and Program Letter as an Acrobat 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
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

16-1

May 9, 2016

Part 1614 PAI Allocation and Fees Paid to Other Professionals

Program Letter 16-1

15-6

December 16, 2015

Self-Inspection of 2015 CSR Data

Program Letter 15-6 

15-5

November 19, 2015

Permissible Representation of Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Individuals

Program Letter 15-5 

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 

Program Letter

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