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LSC Funding

Budget Category

FY 2013
(PL 113-06)

FY 2014
(PL 113-76)

FY 2015
(PL 113-235)

Basic Field Grants

$316,144,749

$335,700,000

$343,150,000

Technology Initiative Grants

$3,158,470

$3,450,000

$4,000,000

  Loan Repayment Assistance
  Program

$928,962

$1,000,000

$1,000,000

 Management and Grants
  Oversight

 $15,792,345

$18,000,000

$18,500,000

Office of Inspector General

$3,901,639

$4,350,000

$4,350,000

 Pro Bono Innovation Fund

--

$2,500,000

$4,000,000

  TOTAL

$340,876,165

$365,000,000

$375,000,000

Current Status: On December 16, 2014, the President signed into law the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act for FY 2015 that includes $375 million for LSC, an increase of $10 million from last year. This represents a split down the middle of the amount contained in the Senate CJS bill ($400 million) and the House bill ($350 million). The FY 2015 omnibus funding level reflects a bicameral bipartisan agreement after several Continuing Resolutions since December 11, 2014. The agreement's funding is within the $1.014 trillion cap on discretionary spending set by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, which canceled the automatic reductions (sequestration) on discretionary spending for 2014 and 2015, and set new caps for defense and non-defense spending for those years.  

LSC’s FY 2015 funding represents an overall increase of 2.7% from FY 2014, and includes $7.45 million increase for basic field grants and $1.5 million increase for the Pro Bono Innovation Fund. The Pro Bono Fund was first appropriated $2.5 million in FY 2014 and this funding will support innovative projects that promote and enhance pro bono initiatives throughout the country.