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05/20/2016

Legal Services CorporationThe Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is forming a new Leaders Council to raise public awareness of the current crisis in legal aid.

The Leaders Council will consist of high-profile and influential leaders from various industries. They include public figures such as former Major League Baseball player Henry "Hank" Aaron, author John Grisham, University of Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh, former Attorney General Eric Holder, Viacom Vice Chair Shari Redstone, and Microsoft Corporation President and CEO Brad Smith. A full list of the more than 40 notable individuals joining the Leaders Council is available online at https://lsc40.lsc.gov/leaders-council/

Kenneth C. Frazier, CEO of pharmaceutical company Merck & Co., and Harriet Miers, a partner at Locke Lord and former White House Counsel to President George W. Bush, will serve as co-chairs of the Leaders Council.

PLAN E-News
05/03/2016

The Internal Revenue Service has announced that the 2017 Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) grant application period will be open from May 2 to June 20, 2016.

The LITC program is a federal grant program administered by the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate at the IRS, led by the National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson. The LITC program awards matching grants of up to $100,000 per year to qualifying organizations to develop, expand or maintain a low income taxpayer clinic.

PLAN E-News
05/03/2016

The Internal Revenue Service has announced it is accepting applications for the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) grant programs.

Interested applicants can find TCE and VITA application packages on Grants.gov. All applications must be submitted through Grants.gov by the June 1 deadline. Electronic versions of the grant application package instructions, Publication 1101 for TCE and Publication 4671 for VITA, can be found on IRS.gov.

PLAN E-News
05/03/2016

Pennsylvania Health Law ProjectThe April 2016 edition of Health Law PA News has been published by the Pennsylvania Health Law Project. This is a free newsletter containing the latest news relating to Health Law in Pennsylvania. You can subscribe to receive the PHLP eNews, which links to the Health Law PA News on the PHLP website.

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05/02/2016

In May, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will be holding a series of free webinars open to the public for individuals and organizations who’d like to learn how to put Your Money, Your Goals tools and information to work in their community. The webinars will cover how to plan your own training workshop, how others have adapted the training to fit their organization’s needs, and how you can order free copies of the toolkit. 

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