LSC Service Areas

LSC proposes to award grants to programs in order to serve every county in the United States; the District of Columbia; the U.S. territories (American Samoa, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam); and an area that includes the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau. 

What is a Service Area?

LSC has defined three types of service areas: Basic Field-General, Basic Field-Native American, and Basic Field-Agricultural Worker.

  • Grants for Basic Field-General service areas are intended to provide legal services to the general low-income population living in a specific geographical area.

  • Grants for Basic Field-Native American service areas are intended to provide legal services to Native Americans living in a specific geographical area, related to their status as Native Americans.

  • Grants for Basic Field-Agricultural Worker service areas are intended to provide legal services to agricultural workers living in a specific geographical area, related to their status as Agricultural Workers.

Service Areas in Competition

In accordance with LSC’s multi-year funding policy, competitive grant applications for calendar year 2018 funding will be accepted only for specified service areas. The grants process for 2017 funding has ended.

See the full list of service areas in competition for 2018 grants:

Federal Register Notice | LSC Website Announcement

Click here to see the service areas and the year competitive grant funds will be available for each service area. Use the map to view the geography of each service area.