61 FR 63756, Dec. 2, 1996, unless otherwise noted.
This part is intended to ensure that recipients do not engage in redistricting activities.
(a) Advocating or opposing any plan means any effort, whether by request or otherwise, even if of a neutral nature, to revise a legislative, judicial, or elective district at any level of government.
(b) Recipient means any grantee or contractor receiving funds made available by the Corporation under sections 1006(a)(1) or 1006(a)(3) of the LSC Act. For the purposes of this part, recipient includes subrecipient and employees of recipients and subrecipients.
(c) Redistricting means any effort, directly or indirectly, that is intended to or would have the effect of altering, revising, or reapportioning a legislative, judicial, or elective district at any level of government, including influencing the timing or manner of the taking of a census.
(a) Neither the Corporation nor any recipient shall make available any funds, personnel, or equipment for use in advocating or opposing any plan or proposal, or representing any party, or participating in any other way in litigation, related to redistricting.
(b) This part does not prohibit any litigation brought by a recipient under the Voting Rights Act of 1965, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 1971 et seq., provided such litigation does not involve redistricting.
Each recipient shall adopt written policies to implement the requirements of this part.