Application Instructions for 2015 Grant Funding
LSC has reviewed Letters of Intent to Apply for Funding (LOI) from LSC grantees in March 2015 and has invited projects to submit a full application. In FY 2015 LSC has $3.8 million available for direct grants.
The deadline for submission of PBIF Applications is May 18, 2015 at 5:00 pm ET
The Pro Bono Innovation Fund Application Instructions provides the requirements for submitting an Application for FY 2015.
Applications will be submitted through LSC's online application system at LSC Grants. The Application Form will be live and available for you to complete in April 2015 with a submission deadline of May 18, 2015.
We encourage you to plan your project and prepare the Application in a separate Word document following the requirements outlined below before the LSC Grants Form is posted.
Only entities that have been invited by LSC are eligible to apply.
About the Pro Bono Innovation Fund
In March 2011, LSC’s Board of Directors formed a Pro Bono Task Force to identify how to engage pro bono lawyers and other volunteers to leverage LSC’s federal funding and increase the resources available to serve low-income people. The Task Force issued a comprehensive report with recommendations urging the creation of a new Innovation Fund. On January 17, 2014, the President signed P.L. 113-76, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014, which included $2.5 million for LSC to establish a new competitive grant called the Pro Bono Innovation Fund to encourage innovation and replication of effective practices in pro bono legal service delivery. On December 16, 2014, the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235 increased LSC’s appropriation for the Pro Bono Innovation Fund to $4 million. Learn more
For FY 2014, PBIF awarded funds to 11 grantees. Click below to learn more about their projects.