Laws, Regulations & Guidance

As an independent corporation created by Congress and charged with distributing government funds, LSC is governed by federal law. Federal law also applies to recipients of LSC grant funds. The LSC Act, LSC Appropriations and LSC Regulations provide guidance on the operation and responsibilities of LSC and its grantees.  

Both the LSC Act and the LSC Appropriations provide statutory rules and restrictions on LSC and LSC grantees.

The Inspector General Act establishes an Office of Inspector General in LSC.

LSC also publishes notices in the Federal Register.  For notices prior to 1994 please contact LSC.

Additional guidance is available in the Grantee Guidance section.