Basic Field Awards

Legal Services Corporation (LSC) has reached funding decisions for the calendar year 2022 grant awards. 

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Final FY2022 Funding Allocation

On March 15, 2022, President Biden passed the omnibus FY2022 appropriations bill to fund the federal government. The legislation includes a $23.25 million increase for the FY2022 Basic Field Grant. LSC grantees should see a slight increase in their monthly basic field grant payment beginning on April 1, 2022.

The 2022 Basic Field Grant allocations also reflect adjustments based on the 2021 LSC Agricultural Worker Poverty Population estimates provided by the Department of Labor.

The final 2022 funding decisions are available in the Final FY2022 Grant Allocations chart linked below. The funding chart shows the funding term, the grant amount, and the year of the next grant cycle for each service area.

To see the FY2022 funding allocations under the Continuing Resolution, which covered award payments from January 2022 to March 2022, click here.

Steps for Locating Monthly Basic Field Grant Payment in GrantEase

Below are the steps that grantees should take to view their monthly grant payments:

  1. Sign into GrantEase
  2. Click on "Grants" at the top navigation bar
  3. Then, click on "Awards" under "Activities" in the left-side menu. An "Awards" page should open.
  4. Type "FY22 Basic Field Grant" in the search bar and click on the green eyeball associated with that row. This will open the amendment award record.
  5. Navigate to the "Terms" section of the award record.
  6. Under the "Payment Request Schedule" table, click the "+" icon to expand the table and view the monthly payments.
Compare 2021 allocations with projected 2022 allocations at three different FY22 congressional appropriation levels.

LSC Notice of Intent to Award 2022 Grant Funds

On November 8, 2021, LSC published a list of the grant applicants under consideration for the calendar year 2022 Basic Field Grant awards in the Federal Register. Grants will be awarded so that each service area is served; however, none of the listed organizations is guaranteed an award or contract. The funding estimates may change based on the final FY2022 appropriation. In addition, Agricultural Worker service area population estimates are subject to change based on the Department of Labor review and comments LSC receives during the 30-day comment period.

Steps to Signing Your Grant Award 

Award recipients will receive the Acceptance of Grant Award (AGA) and any special grant conditions through Adobe e-sign. Instructions for returning these grant documents are provided below: 

  1. Step-by-step Adobe e-sign Guide for Executive Directors
  2. Step-by-step Adobe e-sign Guide for Board Chairperson
  3. Video Tutorial for Adobe e-sign

Looking for awards from previous years?

Visit the Allocation Results page for the amount and change of  each grant award over multiple years.

Can’t find what you are looking for?

Should you have any questions or need assistance, please reach out to LSC Grants.

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