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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

Power Point Presentation from January 29, 2015 Grantee Workshop

Additional Resources:

LSAC FY14 Annual Report

Data Handbook - Updated with Outcome Measure Information

Outcome Measure Questions

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


Legal Services Grant Program Manager
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