Quick Facts

Current Funding from Congress1 $385,000,000 
Inflation-Adjusted Funding Necessary to Match LSC’s Largest Appropriation of $420 million in FY 20102 $465 million (2016 dollars necessary to match 2010 appropriation)
Average Percentage of Grantee Funding from LSC3 38%
Number of People Now Eligible for LSC-funded Assistance4 60.6 million
Percentage of Population Eligible for LSC-funded Assistance5 19.3%
Total Number of People in all Households Served by LSC Grantees 6 1,861,333
Breakdown of People Served by Gender7 Women: 70%, Men: 30% 
Total Cases Closed Nationwide7 755,774
Total Number of Veterans Served by LSC Grantees7 44,569
Number of LSC Grantees7 133
Number of LSC Grantee Offices7 812 Offices 
Total Number of Staff at LSC Grantees7 9,096 FTE
Average Salary of LSC Grantee Staff Attorneys, (0-5 years of experience)7

$46,000

2017 Income Eligibility for LSC-funded Services (125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines by household size as determined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)8

$15,075 for individual, $30,750 for family of four
Click here for the full federal register guideline.

  • 1. Public Law 114-254.
  • 2. Legal Services Corporation, Office of Data Governance and Analysis. Calculation based on deflator in the Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget, Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2016, Historical Tables, “Table 1.3—Summary of Receipts, Outlays, and Surpluses or Deficits (–) In Current Dollars, Constant (FY 2009) Dollars, and as Percentages of GDP: 1940-2021.”
  • 3. Legal Services Corporation, Office of Data Governance and Analysis, Legal Services Corporation, 2015 Grant Activity Reports.
  • 4. United State Bureau of the Census, 2015 American Community Survey 1-year Estimates, Table S1701, Poverty Status in the Past 12 Months.
  • 5. United State Bureau of the Census, 2015 American Community Survey 1-year Estimates, Table S1703, Selected Characteristics of People at Specified Levels of Poverty in The Past 12 Months.
  • 6. LSC, Office of Data Governance and Analysis, Legal Services Corporation, 2015 Grant Activity Reports.
  • 7. a. b. c. d. e. f. g. Id.
  • 8. Click here for Federal Register Notice with LSC income eligibility guidelines for all household sizes.

    Click here for information about the HHS poverty guidelines.