The Legal Services Corporation Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Grant Program is for current LSC recipients to provide the mobile resources, technology, and disaster pro bono volunteer coordinators necessary to provide storm-related legal services in those states significantly affected by Hurricane Sandy in the designated disaster areas set out in the Major Disaster Declarations issued for the incident period of October 26, 2012 to November 8, 2012, which is available at http://www.fema.gov/disasters.
The Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013, Public Law 113-2, includes $1 million for the LSC to provide assistance to low-income people in areas significantly affected by Hurricane Sandy. The amount of the appropriation has been reduced by $50,000 because of sequestration. LSC anticipates providing the full $950,000 through grants awarded pursuant to this process.
The funds must be expended by grantees within 24 months following the award of the funds. Unexpended funds shall be returned to LSC immediately after 24 months as required by Public Law 113-2. LSC does not anticipate allowing for any extensions.
To apply for a Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Grant, download and review the Notice of Availability of Funds. You will need to complete the Application Form as instructed in Appendix I of the Notice of Availability of Funds. Appendix II of the Notice of Availability of Funds contains additional guidance for applicants.
The submission deadline for Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Applications is June 21 2013 at 11:59 pm EDT.
LSC currently has limited special funding under its Disaster Relief Emergency Grant Program to help meet the emergency needs of programs in disaster areas. If the applicant intends to apply for these resources, the applicant should submit both applications at the same time and demonstrate how the activities described in each application relate to the other.
View more information about the LSC Disaster Relief Emergency Grant Program.
For further information and questions concerning the grant application process send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.