LSC is currently accepting applications for emergency funds available to LSC grantees affected by Hurricane Sandy. The funds are available through two sources:
The Legal Services Corporation Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Grant Program is for current LSC recipients to provide the mobile resources, technology, and disaster pro bono volunteer coordinators necessary to provide storm-related legal services in those states significantly affected by Hurricane Sandy in the designated disaster areas set out in the Major Disaster Declarations issued for the incident period of October 26, 2012 to November 8, 2012 (available at http://www.fema.gov/disasters).
The Legal Services Corporation Disaster Relief Emergency Grant Program is for LSC recipients in federally declared disaster areas who are seeking financial assistance to mitigate damage sustained and who have experienced a surge in demand for legal services as the result of a disaster. At this time $250,000 in LSC emergency grant funds are available to current LSC recipients located in a federally declared disaster area seeking financial assistance to mitigate damage sustained and who have experienced a surge in demand for legal services as the result of Hurricane Sandy.