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Grant Renewal - Standard RFP

This page contains information for the 2015 grant renewal process. Approximate dates are given. The exact dates for submission deadlines for the Grant Renewal Application - Standard RFP are available on the Key Dates - Schedule A page.

The Grant Renewal – Standard RFP is for current recipients that have not had an LSC program quality visit (PQV) since January 1, 2012.

All grant renewal information is submitted through the online application system at www.lscgrants.lsc.gov. Complete instructions for filing a grant proposal are found in the Standard Grant Renewal Instruction. The Standard Grant Renewal Instructions will be available for download in April, 2014

Step 1: Complete the grant application (Early June, 2014)

A complete and qualified grant renewal has five components:  

  1. The responses to the Renewal Inquiries – The responses to the Renewal Inquiries 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 2015 Grant Assurances and Grant Certification forms will become available in August, 2014.