Current Year Governing/Policy Body Structure (Form F) (All Applicants)
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The Current Year Governing/Policy Body Structure (Forms F-1 and F-2) page captures information on policy board structure and board members.
The sections below need to be completed:
All eligible persons, groups, and entities must have a governing or policy body consistent with the requirements of 45 C.F.R. Part 1607 of the LSC Regulations. This regulation is designed to ensure that the governing or policy body of a recipient of LSC funds is well qualified to guide a recipient in efforts to provide high quality legal assistance and to ensure that the recipient is accountable to its clients.
The regulation defines governing and policy bodies separately. A governing body is a board of directors or other body with authority to govern the activities of a recipient receiving funds under Section 1006(a)(1)(A) of the LSC Act of 1974. A policy body is a policy board or other body established by a recipient to formulate and enforce policy with respect to the services provided under a grant or contract made under the Act. For a policy body to comply with the regulations, it must be approved by the Corporation through a waiver of the governing body regulations.
Applicants without a governing or policy body that complies with 45 C.F.R. Part 1607 must submit a plan for establishing a governing/policy body that complies with the LSC requirements. The Applicant's governing/policy body plan should be submitted along with the proposal. For those Applicants, submission of this plan shall be deemed submission of a waiver request under 45 C.F.R. Part 1607 and shall be subject to approval by LSC. All Applicants must have a governing/policy body that complies with 45 C.F.R. Part 1607 within 60 days of the date of the grant award. The general requirements for a governing /policy body are as follows:
Applicants that currently do not have a governing/policy body that conforms to the requirements of 45 C.F.R. Part 1607 should enter zero for each category on Form F-1 and must submit a plan for developing its governing/policy body.
Submit the governing/policy body plan along with the proposal narrative. Limit the governing/policy body plan to three typed double-spaced pages.
Review 45 C.F.R. Part 1607 before preparing the governing/policy body plan. Use the outline below to prepare the plan.
Governing /Policy Body Plan Outline
Applicant Name: ____________________________________________________________
Applicant Service Area(s): _____________________________________________________
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