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.
LSC provides additional guidance in Program Letters.
The LSC Office of Legal Affairs provides interpretations of the statutes and regulations as Advisory Opinions.
Additional materials governing LSC grantees are available on the Grantee Guidance page.
Many LSC restrictions apply to both LSC and non-LSC funding used by LSC grantees, as illustrated by the Table of LSC Restrictions and Other Sources of Funding.
LSC also publishes notices in the Federal Register. For notices prior to 1994 please contact LSC.