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LSC Sends Request for $486 million to Capitol Hill

LSC has submitted to Congress a request for $486 million for Fiscal Year 2014 to meet the overwhelming need for legal services and to fulfill the nation’s promise of “justice for all.”

This is an increase of $16 million over LSC’s FY 2013 appropriation request.  The increase is based on LSC’s assessment of the need for legal aid, the decline in some non-LSC funding sources, and LSC’s calculation of the resources necessary to provide the same level of service that LSC grantees provided in 2007, the year before the recession began. The request also includes an additional $5 million for a new grant program to encourage innovations in pro bono legal services.

The document makes a strong case for increased funding for legal aid, describes the work of LSC-funded legal aid offices across the country, and reviews LSC’s recent accomplishments and plans for the future,

It also addresses the impact of decreased funding.

Read the executive summary.

Read/download a pdf of LSC’s FY 2014 budget request.