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Competition Application - Post-PQV RFP

The Competitive Application – Post-PQV RFP is for current recipients that

  • have had an LSC program quality visit (PQV) since January 1, 2013;
  • have been notified that they will receive the final PQV report by July 1, 2015;
  • are the only applicant for the service area

All components of the grant application are submitted through the online application system at

Important note about the Post-PQV submission deadline: The Post-PQV application deadline is staggered, based on the date the program is expected to receive the final PQV report.

Report received by

Submission Deadline

April 30, 2015

Schedule B – mid-June, 2015

July 1, 2015

Schedule C – mid-August, 2015


The exact dates for submission deadlines will be available on the Key Dates - Schedule B and Key Dates - Schedule C pages in Febrary, 2015.


Step 1: Complete a Notice of Intent to Compete (NIC) (April-May, 2015)

The NIC requires the following information:

  • The service area(s) applied for;
  • The names and general information about the principals and key staff; and
  • The names and general information about current or proposed governing or policy body members and their appointing organizations.

Applicants will receive an email alert when they submit the NIC.


Step 2: Complete the grant application (June or August, 2014)

Applicants will be notified via email regarding whether they were the only Applicant that submitted a NIC for the service area. If another applicant submitted a NIC for the service area, the applicant must use the Standard RFP instead.

Applicants can begin work on the Post-PQV grant application once they have received confirmation that they are the only applicant for the service area.

A complete and qualified grant application has five components: 

  1. The Post-PQV Responses – Post-PQV Applicants
  • Describe actions taken or planned in response to “Tier 1” recommendations from the final Post-PQV report
  • Describe any significant changes or major developments in the delivery system since the PQV ended, and those that are anticipated during the grant year
  • Respond to two additional supplementary inquiries

The responses are completed and submitted through the online application system.

Click to download the Post-PQV RFP Instructions (available May, 2015)

  1. Forms – The RFP forms capture an overview of the applicant’s organization, as well as budget, governing board, technology, CSR and staffing data, and a description of policies, procedures and staffing for fiscal oversight and internal controls. Applicants that do not currently have a governing or policy body that complies with Regulation 45 C.F.R. Part 1607.3 must provide a plan to meet this requirement. Applicants are asked to provide a list of references, and disclose any potential conflicts of interest, as well as any professional disciplinary complaints, criminal convictions, civil contempt, and malpractice lawsuits and/or claims made in the past thirty-six months. Applicants must disclose whether they experienced fraud, misappropriation of funds, embezzlement, or theft within the last twenty-four months. The forms are completed and submitted through the online application system.

The forms are completed and submitted through the online application system.

  1. The Private Attorney Involvement (PAI) plan – Regulation 45 C.F.R. Part 1614 requires that an amount equal to at least 12½% of the annual LSC award will be devoted by the applicant to the involvement of private attorneys in the delivery of legal services to the poor.
  1. The Technology plan
  1. Other documents:
  • Organizational Chart
  • Resumes of the organization’s principals
  • Any performance evaluations and monitoring reports (PEM) received in the past thirty-six months
  • Previous year IRS Form 990
  • Subgrant Information and Certification (Required for applicants in whose grant proposal twenty-five percent or more of the LSC grant award will be subgranted, or if a subgrantee will deliver a full range of legal services to a specific geographic area within the overall service area.) 


Step 3: Grants Assurances and Grant Certification (August, 2015)

Applicants are required to certify compliance with the LSC Grant Assurances (Form C) and other requirements specified on the Grant Certification Form (Form I).

The 2016 Grant Assurances and Grant Certification forms will be available in August, 2015.

Applicants will get an email alert when these documents are available.