Laws, Regulations & Guidance

As an independent corporation created by Congress and charged with distributing government funds, LSC is governed by federal law. Federal law also applies to recipients of LSC grant funds.

You can download a printable PDF of the primary LSC resources from the LSC Source Book page.

The LSC ActLSC Appropriations and LSC Regulations set requirements on the operation and responsibilities of LSC and its grantees.  

The Table of LSC Restrictions and Other Sources of Funding summarizes the major LSC restrictions on LSC funding or non-LSC funding used by LSC grantees

The Inspector General Act establishes an Office of Inspector General in LSC and provides the Inspector General with specific authority and powers.

Program Letters provide additional guidance.

Advisory Opinions by the Office of Legal Affairs provide interpretations of the statutes and regulations.

The Grantee Guidance section has additional materials about the rules governing LSC grantees.

LSC also publishes notices in the Federal Register.  For notices prior to 1994 please contact LSC.