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.

Spending Bill Increases Funding for LSC, Supports New Pro Bono Program

Washington, DC: The $1.1 trillion dollar federal spending bill signed into law late last week increases funding for the Legal Services Corporation by $25 million, including support for a new grant program, the Pro Bono Innovation Fund.

The $365 million allocated to LSC in the Consolidated Appropriations Act for FY 2014 represents an overall increase of 7 percent from FY 2013.

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