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. The instructions and materials on this page supplement the information published in the Federal Register in 2009.
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.
The application submission deadline for the LSC Disaster Relief Emergency Grant Program is Friday, June 21, 2013 by 11:59 p.m. EDT
Download the Notice of Availability of Funds.
To apply for a Disaster Relief Emergency Grant download and review the Notice of Availability of Funds. You will need to download and complete the Application Form and complete it as instructed in Appendix I of the Notice of Availability of Funds. Appendix II of the Notice of Availability of Funds contains additional guidance for applicants.
In addition to LSC’s regular disaster relief grants, Congress has provided funding specifically for Hurricane Sandy related needs. The Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013, Public Law 113-2, includes $1 million for LSC to provide assistance to low-income people in areas significantly affected by Hurricane Sandy. The amount of the appropriation has been reduced by $50,000 because of sequestration. LSC anticipates providing the full $950,000 through grants awarded pursuant to this process. View more information about the Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Program.
Applications for the funds under the Disaster Relief Emergency Grant Program must be made in tandem with applications for the Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Program (Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013, Public Law 113-2). The recipients should submit both applications at the same time and demonstrate how the activities described in each application relate to the other.
For further information and questions concerning the grant application process send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.