Budget Requests

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LSC 2024 Budget Request

2024 Budget Request

LSC requests $1.576 billion for FY 2024, an increase of $313 million over LSC’s FY 2023 budget request. This recommendation considers the sustained impact of COVID-19 on low-income Americans. We now know that more than 33% of unmet legal needs are directly related to COVID-19 and that the legal needs of low-income people have only been exacerbated as a result of the pandemic.2 Evictions are on the rise – returning to or exceeding historical averages.3 Debt collection and related consumer finance complaints have reached record highs.4 In 2021, LSC grantees closed a record number of cases involving domestic violence.5 As families grapple with legal needs related to or exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, we expect the number of people seeking help from LSC grantees to increase in the next several years. 

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FY2023BudgetRequest

2023 Budget Request

LSC requests an appropriation of $1.26 billion for FY 2023, an increase of $245 million from last year’s request. Our request addresses the anticipated increase in demand for civil legal services due to the disproportionate impact that COVID-19 is having on low-income communities, coupled with the ongoing lack of adequate resources to provide civil legal assistance to millions of Americans eligible for LSC-funded services before the pandemic.

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2022 Budget Request

LSC requests an appropriation of $1,018,800,000 for FY 2022. Our request addresses the anticipated increase in demand for civil legal services due to the disproportionate impact that COVID-19 is having on low-income communities as well as the continued lack of adequate resources to provide civil legal assistance to millions of Americans eligible for LSC-funded services before the pandemic.

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2021 Budget Request

LSC's 2021 Budget Request details how LSC funding supports constituent services in every congressional district and the specifics of LSC’s annual ask to Congress.

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2020 Budget Request Cover

2020 Budget Request

LSC requested an appropriation of $593,000,000 for FY 2020. This request reflected an increase of $28.2 million over the previous year’s request.