LSC Service Areas
Basic Field Grants are awarded to a specified service area, which are geographic regions determined by LSC.
Service areas are geographic regions determined by LSC. There are three types of service areas: Basic Field-General, Basic Field-Agricultural Worker, and Basic Field-Native American.
LSC proposes to award grants to programs in order to serve every county in the United States; the District of Columbia; the U.S. territories (American Samoa, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam); and an area that includes the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia. Scroll down to learn more about Agricultural Worker and Native American grants.
Grants for Basic Field-General service areas are intended to provide legal services to the general low-income population living in a specific geographical area.
LSC provides funding for these grants on a per-capita basis using data about agricultural worker populations living in poverty from the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) in the Department of Labor (DOL). LSC funds these grants within the overall Basic Field grant program, for which LSC distributes funding using poverty population data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau every three years, as required by LSC’s annual appropriation.
Grants for Basic Field-Native American service areas are intended to provide legal services to Native Americans living in a specific geographical area, related to their status as Native Americans. Native American service area grants address issues that arise from their status as Native Americans or that are cognizable in Indian law and tribal courts. LSC currently has 27 Native American service areas.
Service Areas in Competition
In accordance with LSC’s multi-year funding policy, competitive grant applications for calendar year 2024 funding will be accepted only for specified service areas.
See the full list of service areas in competition for 2024 grants:
Should you have any questions or need assistance, please reach out to LSC Grants.