Program Letter 02-3

TO: All LSC Program Directors

FROM: Randi Youells __________
Vice President for Programs

DATE: January 22, 2002




     On November 17, 2001, the LSC Board of Directors adopted the Report of the LSC Task Force to Study and Report on Configuration of Service Areas.  The Board action codifies LSC’s standards for reconfiguration of service areas and amends LSC’s review process for configuration decisions.  This Program Letter formally adopts and presents the attached configuration standards adopted by the LSC Board.  As provided therein: 

“these standards shall guide the state planning process on reconfiguration and shall serve as the criteria for decisions by LSC.  Under these guidelines, LSC will exercise its statutory responsibility to insure that grants and contracts are made so as to provide the most economical and effective delivery of legal assistance to persons in both urban and rural areas.”

State Planning Configuration Standards