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The Legal Services Advisory Committee (LSAC) makes grants to legal services and alternative dispute resolution programs serving low-income clients. LSAC funds programs serving every county in Minnesota, with grantees annually provide service to over 50,000 low-income clients statewide. LSAC grant funding comes from several sources including:
- funds appropriated by the legislature for civil legal services, governed by Minnesota Statutes 480.242;
- a portion of the attorney registration fee dedicated to civil legal services;
- IOLTA revenue; and
- a statewide cy pres endowment dedicated to civil legal services.
LSAC makes grants on a two-year cycle. The FY16-17 grant cycle is now open. Application materials are available below. Completed applications must be received by Friday, March 13, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.
FY16-17 Grant Materials:
LSAC FY16-17 Cover Memo and Scoring Criteria
LSAC FY16-17 Grant Application
2014 Case Closed Data Spreadsheet
LSAC FY14 Annual Report
Data Handbook - Updated with Outcome Measure Information
Grant Progress Report Form - Appendix A - Due January 15th and July 15th
LSAC Invoice - Appendix B - Invoice form required by the grant contract.
List of LSAC Grant Recipients
List of LSAC Members
Statutory Interpretation and Financial Guidelines