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LSC receives $15 million in supplemental disaster funding bill 

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The Legal Services Corporation will receive $15 million to fund legal aid in the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2019.

The bill provides $19.1 billion in supplemental disaster funds for response efforts to damage caused by hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, and other natural disasters that occurred from 2017-2019.  

Unlike previous supplemental packages, this funding is not limited to providing mobile resources and technology and to increasing pro bono outreach efforts, according to LSC.

“We are very grateful to Congress for recognizing the important role civil legal aid plays in getting disaster survivors back on their feet,” said LSC President James J. Sandman. “The $15 million Congress appropriated to LSC for disaster legal assistance will allow people to access insurance benefits, fight wrongful evictions, and fend off consumer scams.”