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Grant Renewal - Standard RFP

This page contains a timeline with approximate dates for the 2016 grant renewal process.

The exact dates for submission deadlines for the Grant Renewal Application - Standard RFP will be available on the Key Dates - Schedule A page in February, 2015.

The Grant Renewal – Standard RFP is for current recipients that have not had an LSC program quality visit (PQV) since January 1, 2013.

All components of the grant renewal application are submitted through the online application system at Find complete instructions for filing a grant proposal in the Standard Grant Renewal Instruction, available for download in April, 2015.


Step 1: Complete the grant application (deadline: early June, 2015)

Applicants will get an email alert when the online application system is ready and they can start working on their grant renewal application, as early as April 2015.

A complete and qualified grant renewal has five components:  

  1. The responses to the Renewal Inquiries – These responses should describe significant changes and major developments that have occurred since the last competitive grant application. Responses to the Renewal Inquiries are submitted through the online application system.
  1. Forms – The renewal forms capture an overview of the applicant’s organization, as well as budget, governing board, technology, CSR and staffing data. 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 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.
  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
  • Previous year IRS Form 990


Step 2: Grants Assurances and Grant Certification (August, 2014)

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.