Our Grant Programs

Our Basic Field Grants provide funding to support delivery of high quality civil legal services and access to justice to low-income people throughout the U.S. and U.S. territories.
Our Disaster Relief Emergency Grant provides funding to our grantees whose service areas have been federally declared disaster areas. The funding is offered to mitigate damage sustained by our grantee and to provide legal help to low-income people affected by the disaster.
The G. Duane Vieth Leadership Development Program is our first national grant initiative to support leadership training and development for our grantee leaders in the field of civil legal aid. By creating a dedicated pool of funds specifically for leadership development, grants awarded through this program will provide civil legal aid leaders with targeted support to improve their effectiveness. The program is generously funded by The Arnold & Porter Foundation.
We make a limited number of forgivable loans to attorneys employed by our grantees. Not only does this help attorneys repay law school debt, but it also helps our grantees recruit and retain highly qualified attorneys. Additionally, the Herbert S. Garten Loan Repayment Assistance Program helps promote the development of initiatives that make public interest law a viable career path for law school graduates.
The Pro Bono Innovation Fund is designed to support the development of new and robust pro bono efforts and partnerships that will effectively serve more low-income people. To leverage impact, the Pro Bono Fund encourages collaboration, innovation, and replicability.
LSC Technology Initiative Grants (TIG) seek to improve legal services delivery to the low-income population and to increase access by low-income persons to high quality legal services, to the judicial system, and to legal information.