Legal Services Corporation

The Legal Services Corporation is the single largest funder of civil legal services in the nation. Established by Congress, LSC operates as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that provides grants for high-quality civil legal assistance to low-income Americans. The grants are awarded to nonprofit legal aid programs in every state, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. The legal aid programs address the civil legal needs of the elderly, veterans and military families, victims of domestic violence, people with disabilities, tenants and homeowners facing foreclosure or eviction, victims of natural disasters, and others.

FY 2015 Spending Bill Increases Funding for LSC by $10 Million

WASHINGTON – The $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill passed by Congress to fund the federal government for FY 2015 includes $375 million for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), the nation’s single largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income Americans. This amount is $10 million more than LSC received last year.

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